The Sterling House (part 2) – “Can’t you hear me knocking?”
We showed you the brilliant landing platform on the 30th floor of the Sterling House Apartments (18th & JFK) in our previous blog. See it here: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a crane landing platform? (part 1) and I promised to bring you the second part. So here it is…
Overhead sidewalk protection all around this building.
It’s a multipurpose overhead protection system (as you will see in the following pics) not only did it have to provide protection for the pedestrians around this busy apartment building but it also had to provide support for our swing staging all around the facade. If you look to the right on the photo below you will see the tops of the motors peeking out above the panels.
And to do this – Superior Scaffold deployed the heavy duty 767 Philly canopy frames with steel beams on top.
One of the biggest challenges was to create a canopy over the entryway to the Sterling House down over the sidewalk. It was quite a distance and at several elevations. To bridge the gap Superior incorporated a series of system scaffold pieces into the overall design to create the perfect overhead sidewalk protection for the client. It’s almost like 2 separate canopies but you can see in the pic below how the one actually rests on top of the other.
This was a creative scaffolding solution to this problem.
And I wanted to point out our two latest safety features.
You might have already noticed the long yellow banners attached to the legs of the frame scaffold in the photos. These say “warning tripping hazard” and are directly correlated to the number of people walking the streets while staring down at their cell phones.
And the second safety change we’ve made recently comes at the bottom of the frame jack where the plate meets the concrete. We now cut off the sides of the wood to fit the size of the jack plate completely – no more overhanging area for people to get caught up on while they walk and text and surf the web. We are always looking for ways to make our scaffolding safer to the general public. We will be constantly updating and improving as new insights become available.
Save some brain power for the Sterling House Pt 3 (“Swing, Swing, Swing”) coming real soon!
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