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Superior Scaffold takes the podium at World of Concrete (WOC) 2024 – SAIA’s Scaffold Builder’s Challenge

Eight of the biggest, baddest scaffold companies in the United States entered the SAIA’s Scaffold Builder’s Challenge, at the 2024 Las Vegas World of Concrete, to vie for the title of best scaffold builder.  Each company sent a team of four erectors and one captain to compete in a challenge that not only graded for speed but also safety and sound building practices. The challenge was held indoors this year, probably a good thing, because it rained for two solid days in Las Vegas!  Yep.  So much so that many people including myself had flight delays coming into the city.  The...

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Unique Suspended Scaffold Solution, Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania

I was looking for our next blogpost when one of our crew guys mentioned that they just got back from erecting this really unique job at Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.  So I had to see for myself. Originally, MPG, who was doing a complete restoration, thought scaffolding could be erected on the second-floor outdoor courtyard and around windows that were narrowly framed by architectural columns. But there was not enough structural support on the lower level of the building, nor enough space between the columns to use traditional scaffolding or a high reach. MPG had floated a bevy...

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Superior Scaffold wins the 2023 GBCA Construction Excellence Award for Best Specialty Contractor!!!!

Each year the best in the business descends upon the city of Philadelphia to compete for top construction project honors.  And this year, Superior Scaffold took home the prize for the Best Specialty Contractor for our scaffolding work at The Dell Music Center. This is a very unique project and you can read the complete blog here. In a nutshell: Superior Scaffold was called in by GC, Bittenbender Construction to help come up with a solution creating 3 free-standing walls around the clamshell shaped stage to hold thick containment wrap in place during winter, keeping the elements out, while they renovated the...

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3 Floating Walls – Dell Music Center – Scaffolding, Containment Wrap & Tie-Down System

When I first walked on site to take the pictures of the Dell Music Center, I was blown away. I have never seen anything quite like the many steel tie-backs, like marionette strings, holding a scaffold down. I had to take a minute and think about all of the engineering and imagine everything that went into this design. As I wondered around the building and saw the other anchors and tie-down methods being employed on 3 sides of the stage it really stood out as something unique. It's not the biggest job we completed last year but it was probably the...

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Superior Scaffold featured in latest issue of Construction Today Magazine

As it turns out, you don't have to be a new app or program or piece of equipment to be innovative.  You just need see things like Bob does.  For years he has tackled some of the most challenging projects up and down the east coast. Bob has the uncanny ability to look at a job, that no one can figure out, and come up with a truly unique way to get it done.  Who is Bob?  Read the article (by clicking any pic) and then see some of his innovative work documented on our blog to find out.   Thanks to everyone...

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Superior Scaffold wins 5th GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award

Superior Scaffold is proud to win the GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award for the Reading Terminal Market Swing Solution. Each year the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) recognizes the highest quality of workmanship and building innovation by Philadelphia area companies and we are honored to be included. Judges reviewed each nomination for workmanship, project management details, originality, innovative elements, and special techniques or materials. The project in a nutshell - there was virtually no way to get restoration crews to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building safely.  So Superior Scaffold's Bob Sarkisian came up with a radical idea that...

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Construction Today Magazine features Superior Scaffold at Swarthmore College

The GBCA featured articles about how companies are adapting to the new COVID-19 world. Inside the magazine Superior Scaffold detailed how they worked with GC - Skanska, and all of the subs to accommodate the new and ever changing COVID-19 regulations. Click on either image to be taken to a large, readable, special pdf.  Thanks again to the GBCA and Construction Today Magazine for featuring Superior Scaffold and fellow member companies. And with all of the political craziness at full force this week I thought this song most appropriate.  Enjoy. https://youtu.be/D7xOZVBAWtw   #scaffold #scaffolding #rental #rent #superiorscaffold #restoration #inspection #construction #facade #masonry #canopy #protection #howto #erection...

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Multiple access units at Parkway Condominium Complex, 2601 Pennsylvania Ave.

Like many of the older buildings in Philadelphia this one needed a total masonry restoration. After years of being exposed to the elements parts of the masonry needed to be cleaned, repaired and even replaced. You’ve seen many of the before and after photos on our blog and it’s just truly amazing what these crews can do to revitalize and preserve an old building. Sometimes they make it look better than brand new. Joseph Dugan, Inc is one of the finest in the business and we are always proud to provide them with the equipment necessary to revitalize these older structures. When it...

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The Pavilion, Penn Medicine, Multiple Stair Towers

This is one of those jobs where I can let the pictures do the talking. It's a giant project and just seeing the scope is inspiring. The Pavilion will be a new hospital facility that will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms in a 1.5 million square foot, 17-story facility. I’ll  include the finished rendering so you can see what it's going look like. I will say that we have had 8 – yes – 8 stair towers in this massive hole over the past year in various locations and we will be erecting the 9th this week. Several...

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Send me your money – Overhead protection and suspended scaffold at 1900 Market St.

It goes like this. You take your hard earned cash and give it to a stock broker who promises to make you a rich man. He says, “stick with me son, you’ll be farting through silk.” And since you don’t know jack about stocks and bonds only that you’ve seen these arrogant young punks driving around in Maseratis, Teslas and Ferraris you assume that they know what they are doing. So, against your better judgment - you send him your money. Maybe you check in with him maybe you don’t, but a few months later he calls and says, "wow we are...

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