Superior Scaffold was called in to help rescue the statue after the earthquake – and now 5 months to the day – she is going back up on top of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Congrats to all! Here’s the video story from NBC news in Philadelphia.
The challenge here was that all of the auditorium seats had been placed into their permanent locations prior to fixing the lighting issues so Superior designed rolling scaffold to access and repair the malfunctioning lights – and to work around the seating.
“Superior Scaffold and our emergency services team quickly assessed the problem and quickly came up with a mighty fine solution,” said estimator, Pat McAndrew.
Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital have embarked on a unique partnership that will initiate the next generation of medical education and will improve health care delivery throughout the region.
With national rankings and a history of educational leadership, Cooper and Rowan are well prepared to develop what will be the first new medical school in New Jersey in 30 years. Students in the planned four-year allopathic program will be educated in a new facility in Camden and graduate to serve the greater South Jersey community and beyond.
In a first of a kind move, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) of New Jersey embraced the growing need for renewable energy by installing a giant array of solar panels over the Camden, NJ water treatment plant. The panels will provide enough power to run the day-to-day operations of the plant (producing more than 2.2 million kilowatt hours each year in energy offsetting production costs.)
These arrays will enable the company to become more cost efficient and reduce the carbon footprint needed to treat wastewater.
Superior scaffold’s challenge was to devise a way for the crews to install the 7,000 solar panels over the large aeration and sediment tanks WHILE the plant remained operational. Superior’s crew (headed by Kenny Foreman) and groSolar decided to incorporate a series of aluminum beams and plywood decking that would provide platforms over each series of tanks to erect their solar arrays.
“Once the panels and their supports are permanently installed, the decking system can be easily moved over the next tank in a leapfrog type endeavor,” said Superior’s estimator, Anthony Pini.
Here is what the final product looks like.
Many wastewater treatment plants are in a unique position to be able to take advantage of solar power because of their large physical size that often includes many unused acres. Superior is thrilled to help the Camden County MUA realize this potential. The County Regional Wastewater Treatment System treats the sewage discharged every day from properties in Camden County. The Camden County MUA treats 58 million gallons (220 million liters) of sewage per day at their two plants.
Camden County is located in the southwestern portion of New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Burlington, Atlantic, and Gloucester Counties border Camden County on the north, east, and south. The County is 226 square miles in area, with a population of about 500,000. There are thirty-seven municipalities in Camden County.
Superior Scaffold has been there from the beginning, after the earthquake, through the dismantlement, and now the reassembly.
This story from the people of Philly.com really shows the delicate work involved with putting the statue back up on top of the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, in Camden, NJ one piece at time. And of course, that’s our scaffolding all around her.
Click on this Link or the photo below to see the entire story.
Superior Scaffold is in the center of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine for the work we did on Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. As we blogged before, it was all about how we secured the beloved statue on top of the building after the earthquake. Props go out to Gina Kellogg of SAIM – she did a great job!
You can read the article here: Scaffold Industry Magazine