scaffold PA Tag

superior scaffold, scaffolding, scaffold, transport platform, elevator, lift, work deck, system scaffold, canopy, sidewalk shed, overhead protection, pa, de, nj, philly, philadelphia

There is no i in team

I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Beato videos lately.  He’s the guitar guru who breaks down the coolest songs on the planet lick by lick.  His enthusiasm is priceless.  Even if you don’t understand the music theory it’s just fun to watch his facial expressions. Like a great song, it’s the collective entirety of the band that collaborates to make one cohesive, emotional, awesome piece.  And our scaffold team is no different. I shot the photos of this job and thought about the different elements that came together to make it work. The first thing that came to mind is that...

Read More
superior scaffold, pat mcandrew retirement, scaffolding, shoring, mast climber, elevator, transport platform

Retiring a legend

There comes a time in every man’s life when they have to lay down their tools. Thirty years at the same company is a long time.  Most of that spent in the field on some of the most creative and impressive scaffold jobs you’d see around Philly.  And you’d ask yourself, “how’d they do that?”  Oh, he didn’t do ANY of those… he was just sitting in the truck eating fruit and bologna sandwiches while the “real” scaffolders did all of the hard work. Let’s face it, anyone who worked with Pat knows he hung up his tools back in 1995 when...

Read More
scaffold, superior scaffold, work deck, bridge, nj, pa, de

Scaffolding the bridge of sighs

Somewhere deep in the center of New Jersey, in the “Blueberry Capital of the World” is a bridge being reconditioned to transport the masses to worlds unknown.  Now, I could have gone two ways on this one: Monty Python and the Holy Grail – “Answer me these questions three…” or “Why so unforgiving and why so cold?  Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs…”.  Either way, you are looking at bridges with historical (or farcical) significance.  I chose the latter, Bridge of Sighs, that actually existed.  Ponte dei Sospiri, is an enclosed bridge in Venice, Italy that passes over the...

Read More
Superior scaffold, scaffolding, scaffold, Philadelphia, PA, new jersey, wildwood, hotel, resort, ICONA, de, beach, shoring, system, work deck

Romancing the Renovation

“Overlooking beautiful Diamond Beach on the quiet side of town, ICONA Diamond Beach Resort offers the perfect NJ vacation location: directly on one of the only private beaches in New Jersey. Also, one of only a few hotels in the Wildwood Crest area open year-round, this upscale Jersey Shore resort delights with sparkling clean, “feel-the-ocean-air” interiors by celebrity designer Blanche Garcia, spacious suites with galley kitchens, and beach attendants who set up chairs and umbrellas and serve fresh cocktails and delicious bites right on the beach." I don’t know who wrote that brilliant first paragraph from the ICONA website but they...

Read More
SA Magazine 2 page, superior scaffold, mast climber, philadelphia, pa, nj, de

SA Magazine features giant Superior Scaffold mast climber!

It's always great to see your work in a prestigious industry magazine but it's even better when it's on the cover!  Thanks to everyone at SA Magazine for their hard work and dedication to the industry and for putting Superior Scaffold out front. The article features a job in Rittenhouse Square that had a very particular set of circumstances and challenges that had to be overcome.  Estimator, Tony P, came up with a great solution using our new, giant MC7000 mast climbers.  Click on any of the images to get the details. Thanks to everyone involved with this job from the crew...

Read More
alh magazine, mast climbers, superior scaffold, philadelphia, pa, nj. de

Superior Scaffold in ALH Magazine’s Top Mast Climber & Hoist Issue

ALH Magazine compiled their annual list of top mast climber companies in the US and once again Superior Scaffold made the cut! ALH Magazine also featured a quote from estimator extraordinaire, Tony P, about the current and future state of the market.  He says, "MCWPs offer customers flexibility, which in turn makes the machines suitable for a range of applications. Everyone is looking for a new cost-effective access solution and mast climbers and transport platforms fit the bill as an alternative to traditional scaffold,” Pini says.  “And of course, if it can save a little money, they’ll love it even more. ...

Read More
cool scaffold, scaffolding, steel, iron, helicopters, superior scaffold

Bridging the Future

These two pedestrian bridges span Convention Avenue and connect the brand new patient Pavilion to the existing Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine – permanently linking two of the most advanced medical facilities on the campus of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. They will allow patients and doctors to cross easily between the two. We had a huge hand in dismantling the old building where the Pavilion now sits. (read about it here)  We also worked with Penn Medicine several times on the new building construction (read here) so it was only fitting that when CM, LF Driscoll, Balfour Beatty JV,...

Read More
Scaffold, scaffolding, scaffolding, rent, rents, scaffolding rental, construction, ladders, equipment rental, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, philly, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, 215 743-2200, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, swing stage, swings, suspended scaffold, overhead protection, canopy, transport platform, lift, hoist, mast climber, access, buck hoist, powel house, historic

Power Scaffold for a power couple – The Powel House

When you have visitors like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and George & Martha Washington at your house – it’s important to keep up appearances.  And that’s exactly what the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks is doing.  The entire facade from woodwork, masonry, roofing and windows is being renovated to make this luxurious mid Georgian 18th century mansion look its best. Superior Scaffold has a reputation for being the go to company for historic structures in the tri-state area.  Our crews are highly trained and take the best precautions to leave the site exactly as we found it.  The Powel...

Read More
superior scaffold, scaffolding, gbca, Swarthmore College, construction today magazine

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...

Read More
Scaffold, scaffolding, scaffolding, rent, rents, scaffolding rental, construction, ladders, equipment rental, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, philly, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, 215 743-2200, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, swing stage, swings, suspended scaffold, overhead protection, canopy, transport platform, lift, hoist, mast climber, access, buck hoist, reading terminal market

Reading Terminal Swing Solutions

When Premier Building Restoration needed access the to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building for restoration, they realized they had a big challenge on their hands.  There wasn’t much room and the lower roofs didn’t have the structural steel to support a big scaffold, or any scaffold for that matter. To top it off, the dome-like curved roof and jutting cornice wouldn’t allow traditional roof rigging. So how could they get their crew to the facade of the Reading Terminal Market to restore windows, masonry, pointing, caulking, you name it? They called Superior Scaffold. And as Bob, “King of Swing”, Sarkisian was...

Read More