Monthly Archives: May 2014

The resurrection of the old M. Night Shyamalan house.

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Judging from the story and the new pics in todays Philadelphia Inquirer piece – the renovation of M. Night Shyamalan’s old house was a smashing success.

Superior provided scaffolding support all around the house during the renovation and even tented the entire structure with an enclosure system.

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You can see all of the before pics in our blogpost here:

https://scaffoldblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/superior-scaffold-helps-with-the-renovation-of-m-night-shyamalans-old-house/

To see what Superior Scaffold can do for you – don’t hesitate to call (215) 743-2200 today.

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/260361321.html

 

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a crane landing platform? (part 1)

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A lot of the renovation work at The Sterling House Apartments (18th & JFK Blvd) is being done at the TOP of the building.

  1. Updating the fitness center with an additional 1500 square feet, new equipment, personal TV’s, and larger windows with fantastic views of the city.
  2. Adding a rooftop social deck with lounge seating, gas fireplace, and glass windscreens all around.
  3. They are also doing modifications to the rooftop pool itself.

So, the million dollar question is:  How do they get all of the necessary building material up to the top floor without disturbing the tenants or damaging the interior of the building?

A BRILLIANT IDEA. (Not new, but just smart)

Superior erected a cantilevered LANDING PLATFORM on the 30th floor so a crane can deposit materials outside and then they can be quickly rolled into the building right where the construction takes place. Brilliant.

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Thanks to Karl Kalbach – Competent Person, Scaffold Builder, for the great pics.

The platform can accommodate 2000lbs of material and 2 men. It was rigged out of the back of the building so it’s accessible from the alley behind the complex. There is a ramp down the back so material can rolled directly into the construction area.

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Photo by Karl Kalbach – Competent Person, Scaffold Builder

This is beneficial in several ways. First, the tenants can have regular use of their elevators and building while construction goes on. Large pieces of dry-wall and materials that might not fit into the elevators or up the stairs to the 30th floor can get up quickly without any damage to the interior.  Not a new idea but a very cool one.

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Courtesy Karl Kalbach – Scaffold Builder

Crews use the crane to get the necessary materials up to the desired floor.  It’s all set up behind the building so it won’t disrupt the busy traffic out front.

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Here you get to see the crane in the background – as well as Superior Scaffold’s awesome overhead protect and swing staging working on the facade of the building.

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Superior had all of it’s disciplines represented at this job –  I will detail those in part 2 (“Can you hear me knockin’?”)

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We just don’t get to see debris chutes very often and sure enough – we had one down below on this job – so here you go.

For all of your scaffold, scaffolding, equipment rental, needs call Superior Scaffold at (215) 743-2200 today.

 

 

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Video killed the radio star – Scaffold projects in moving color

I wanted to do something a little different this time.  Instead of showing tons of photos and detailing each project I thought I would let the video do the talking.

Firestone Library / Princeton University, NJ

Amtrak 30th St. Station, Philadelphia, PA

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA

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In case you can’t see the link below – click on the photo above.

Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY

Superior Scaffold – for all of your scaffold, scaffolding needs.   Visit our website – http://www.superiorscaffold.com or call (215) 743-2200

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold emergency services to the rescue! (20th and JFK)

Superior Scaffold’s emergency services crew was called out to the Kennedy House Thursday night after a 25 foot long concrete wrapped beam fell to the ground from the 4th floor parking garage. Superior had a crew on the scene that morning and transformed the sidewalk…

FROM THIS…

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 TO THIS…   In less than 12 hours!

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A 70 foot long, double-wide sidewalk protection system to safely shuttle pedestrians around the building.

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Thank goodness there were no injuries.  The beam was decorative and not supportive.  You can see were it came lose from the facade of the building four stories up.

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Angel explains the plan to Superior estimator, Pat McAndrew.

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On first inspection, it looks like one of the connectors might have rusted.  City crews can now get safely up to the side of the building.  They will be using a high reach to thoroughly inspect the area and then make determinations from there.

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It only took one phone call to Tony Pini and several hours later Superior had a plan in place, equipment loaded up and crews ready to roll.

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The Center City apartment complex also houses the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant, Chima.

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Our fast and friendly crew will get the job done right – every time!

If you have an emergency where you need scaffold, sidewalk protection, canopy or scaffolding – call Superior Scaffold anytime at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tony P.

We have the fastest response times in the business.

Check out some of our other emergency service calls:

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

13th & Chestnut

Aramark Tower

Cooper Medical School

 

More information on the 20th and JFK story:

http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140502/beam-falls-from-building-in-philadelphia-no-one-injured

http://www.thereporteronline.com/general-news/20140502/beam-falls-from-philly-building-no-one-injured

http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/article_0964de7f-d7cd-50dd-97c0-7822cdf9e3af.html

 

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Customizing your overhead protection – The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, PA

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Superior Scaffold doesn’t just install the safest, best looking canopies (overhead protection) in the city we also customize them to our customer’s needs.  We can match the color and content of your brand to maximize exposure for your company.

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Case in point is the aluminum canopy we installed at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, one of Philadelphia’s premiere hotels located at 10 Avenue Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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The Ritz’s elegant brand needed to be conveyed all through their facade inspection and renovation process. (that can take up to two years).  Who wants an eyesore in front of their business for that amount of time?

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That’s why Superior Scaffold works with their clients to create the most aesthetically pleasing product on the market.  The first step on this job was to create an stylish aluminum canopy that would be tall enough to allow guests very few obstructions.  Our brushed aluminum scaffolding was just the ticket.

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The Ritz-Carlton also wanted their luxurious blue conveyed on the outside of the scaffold as well.  We custom painted the panels to match their logo – giving this sidewalk shed an almost regal feel.

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And the final touch was the special color debris netting we added to finish this functional masterpiece.

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Other challenges included the special beam sizes needed to span the load over the train station exit at one end of the canopy.

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This facade work was completed and the Ritz-Carlton is looking fabulous – another satisfied client.

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As always, I like to show you the project being erected – so here are a few shots as the job went up.  Enjoy!

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Call 215 743-2200 and ask Superior Scaffold how they can create a custom canopy for your project.

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Join us next time for completely customizing your canopy – or sprucing up your sidewalk shed!

 

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