Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest and top ranked children’s hospital in the United States, called Superior Scaffold to first come out and scaffold in a stairwell for removal of lights and mechanicals in a research center building on their new campus.
The hospital, located next to the University of Pennsylvania, then called Superior to return to the stairwell to see if they could adapt scaffolding, already in place, to provide shoring so a portion of the 8” concrete ceiling slab could be cut out and removed. Estimator and scaffolding expert, Pat McAndrew, took one look at the job and said, “no problem”. And then quickly came up with a solution to adapt the existing scaffolding into a superior shoring device.
The resulting design allowed the scaffolding to shore up the slab so it could be removed. It’s this kind of quick thinking and customer service that makes Superior Scaffold number one in the Tri-State Area.
For all of your scaffold and scaffolding needs call Superior Scaffold at (215)743-2200.
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
Here is a video tour of the scaffolding and the Mother Mary statue on top of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ. It clearly shows the damage that the earthquake did to her as well as the necessary guy-wires to hold her down in case of aftershocks. Superior Scaffold had to transport all of the scaffolding materials through a maze in the hospital and even assemble most of the sections on a lower roof and then hoist them up where they could be put into place. You can see the difficulties in just getting to the statue in another video I posted called access.
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Superior Scaffold was called back to Our Lady of Lourdes to add another level of scaffolding to the existing structure so crews could more easily remove the sections of the statue of the Mother Mary.
It has been taken down in sections and sent off for repair. As you know, it was damaged in the earthquake.
I’ve compiled a few of the news stories here – including a CBS news clip in which you can see the damage directly after the earthquake and the day before Superior’s emergency response team raced in and secured her in place.
The statue of the Virgin Mary will be restored to her former glory and reinstalled in her proper place.