Here’s the deal. Nobody likes to hear the word emergency. Not even us at Superior Scaffold. But the truth of the matter is that life does happen and we can help.
Sometimes things just wear out or a truck backs into something or water leaks in. But when it happens to your building, property or project we are there. We are one of the few scaffolding companies that have an emergency services line set up just for this type of event. (215) 743-2200. And in most times we can be onsite within hours assessing the situation and implimenting a plan to getting you and your project, building or site up and running safely.
Our website is populated with examples of where Superior Scaffold jumped in at a moments notice to provide scaffold support in emergencies.
I just grabbed this one at 16th & Walnut where a piece of the building’s facade actually came loose and fell off. Luckily, no one was around when it happened.
But Superior was called in and was able to quickly provide a solution in a canopy and overhead protection for pedestrians. A facade rebuild was required when inspectors found the entire exterior was damaged. A much larger system scaffold was erected to address that facade and remodel. Containment wrap was also used to help keep debris locked in and out of the way.
I just love seeing the during and after shots of the project! You kind of get an idea of what the guys on the crew have to go through the erect one of these.
If you should find yourself in need of emergency scaffold services call our hotline at (215)743-2200 and follow the prompts. If it’s after hours don’t despair, just follow the prompts and one of our estimators will call you back.
The renovation will take several years to complete at a cost of $60 milliion. The scaffolding will be erected to not only protect pedestrians but allow business as usual during a planned restoration of the limestone facade of the 80-year-old neo-classical building.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com) reported the story Aug 17, 2013 and quoted our very own man about town, Pat McAndrew (of the naked, fighting McAndrew clan) who had this to say, “the canopies – posts with “debris panels” on top – will be installed atop concrete barriers along the Market and Arch Street sidewalks and at the east and west entrances to the station. The station will remain “totally accessible” to pedestrians during the work.”
Well put Pat.
The $2 million canopy installation will start in a few weeks and is expected to be completed by the end of September.
The 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the seven stations in SEPTA’s Center City fare zone. It is also a major stop on Amtrak’s Northeast and Keystone Corridors. It sits at 93 N. 30th St. & Market St. Philadelphia PA 19104 (215) 580-6500.Here’s a link to the philly.com article.
And some cool information:
Superior Scaffold was called out to the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University to build scaffolding for crews to get access to the 3 floors of the structure. Crews will then install trash chutes so they can demo the entire interior of the building.
Princeton University officials say that the former Frick lab will remain vacant until renovation funds become available.
The Frick Lab is named after industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). The lab, built in 1929, housed the academic chemistry facilities for over 83 years making it one of the oldest functioning labs in the United States.
And you can watch video here.
You can really see the new building’s design here.
University of Pennsylvania (U of P) is caulking and waterproofing the façade of their building at 3400 Walnut, (Market & 34th) Pennsylvania, PA 19104.
Superior Scaffold provided an intricate sidewalk canopy (sidewalk shed), with overhead protection,
2 blocks long that would allow construction work to go on above while keeping the businesses open underneath.
Superior also provided two suspended scaffolds (swings, swing-stage) to allow crews greater access to all areas of the façade.
U of P turned to Superior because of the confidence they have for them to handle the safety requirements and guidelines set up by the city, state, and the university. Superior is proud to continue their long relationship with U of P.
For information call Superior Scaffold (215) 743-2200.
In an instant, lives can change. One second you are walking down the street and the next a car is careening out of control in your direction. To complicate things, you are beneath a canopy outside a hospital waiting for your scheduled appointment. That canopy supports a ton of weight in steel, aluminum and wood that could come crashing down around you.
But luckily, Superior Scaffold installed the canopy. As one of the best in the industry Superior builds them to withstand most anything that can be thrown at it – including being run into by a car.
Nobody wants their scaffolding or canopy to have to withstand that type of impact but it refreshing to know that even after being hit by an out of control automobile the canopy only sustained minor damage and didn’t collapse. The reason you hire a company that knows how to build a proper sidewalk shed or canopy is just for this reason. Don’t skimp on bargain basement products when doing a facade replacement or inspection – lives can be at stake.
Accidents do happen – and when they do – Superior’s 24 hour emergency services team is on the job. Just like the incident here at Jefferson Hospital at 9th and Sansom. Crews were on the scene in a few hours to replace the bent and broken parts bringing the canopy back to it’s full working capacity.
And if you think this is an isolated incident, think again. This is the second canopy to be hit by a car or truck in just a few months span. So if the good people at Jefferson Hospital trust the safety of their patrons to Superior Scaffold – Shouldn’t you?