Pinnacle Scaffold combines elements at the University of Delaware’s Colburn Laboratory

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Great chemists know the correct elements to combine to build a perfect compound.  Well, Pinnacle Scaffold knows the perfect combination of scaffold, debris netting, stair towers, tie-ins and sprinkle in tremendous skill to create the best working platform in the business.

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Pinnacle provided this super sturdy scaffolding for crews to get access to the entire façade of the Colburn Laboratory building on the University of Delaware’s campus in Newark, DE.

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Masonry crews were doing a complete restoration project and needed decked in levels to get at every inch of the exterior.

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These photos were taken while crews were erecting the scaffold but we did add debris netting to the entire project.

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We are proud to be a part of this job on the UD campus.  The job went off on time and in budget.

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If you need scaffolding or access of any kind call Pinnacle Scaffold at (302) 766-5332 today and ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you.

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You can also visist www.pinnaclescaffold.com to get more information.

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Scaffolding South Academy Street Residence Hall – University of Delaware

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Pinnacle Scaffold erects a monster at the University of Delaware.

There’s really no other way to say it.  This job is big!  Look at the photos.  It’s over 1800 lineal feet of scaffolding encasing 143,000 gsf of new student residences at the University of Delaware in Newark.

Who was big enough to take this on?  Who was bold enough to create an access and working platform for multi-trades at every level at all times all around this structure?  Who could the GC rely on for constant changes, updates, and a moving target of issues from a multitude of vendors?

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Only one man could pull this off – Mr. Anthony Pini!  Now, I have to say there were a ton of other people involved who helped make this a reality (his head tends to grow to Guy Smiley proportions when I pump him up).  But in all seriousness…

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Pinnacle Scaffold was called in because they have the ability to move quickly, efficiently, and bring projects in on-time and under budget.

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And truthfully, when there are multi-trades all over the scaffold each trying to get their time in to finish the job you want a man like Pini to handle the details and changes that all of these companies need to finish their parts.

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But let’s stop blowing sunshine up the owner’s mighty derriere and focus on the incredible scaffolding all around this building.  Wow.

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South Academy Street Residence Hall will provide 531 beds for first year students. Located directly north of Hartshorn Hall, the SARH will be the final component of the East Campus Housing Program and is scheduled to open in August 2017.

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You can see the vast amount of system scaffold all around this job all to give a multitude of trades and craftsmen access to the entire façade at all times.

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We’ve got stair towers, ladders, debris chutes, overhead protection you name it – it’s out there.

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There is a lot going on!  This is a busy construction site and safety had to be of the utmost priority.  Each day over 200 workers descend upon this building to install windows, siding, brick, steel, run cranes, lifts, electrical, paint, and more.

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Anthony Pini and Pinnacle were brought in because they knew how to design an intricate access plan around this huge building.  He knew how to get all of the clients just what they needed.  He kept everyone happy and kept the project on-time and within budget.

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Alternate Design Solutions did a great job with the engineering drawings for this project.  We need to give them a shout out.

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Some of the challenges that had to be over come included not just pleasing one client but 7-8 at all times from the GC to the subs, the window guys, the masons, the carpenters, electricians, everyone.

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The chimney scaffold was also very difficult to layout and safely give crews access but PSC did it.

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Even the building’s layout of a zig-zag pattern in the front was a challenge.

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Pinnacle is proud to be a part of this prestigious project and proud to be working with so many quality people.  Together we can all make it a huge success.

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When you need access solutions from scaffolding, mast climbers or suspended scaffold think Pinnacle Scaffold – Fast, great service, reliability, the right price, the right products, right now.  Simply put – better erections.

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Call Pinnacle today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Anthony Pini or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com to see more work.

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Here is a rendering of what the finished product will look like.

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There was only one song that fit for the musical number today. I think you’ll agree.

 

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Scaffolding & Access at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA

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Pinnacle Scaffold was called to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA to provide masonry crews access all around this incredible house of worship.

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Pinnacle is the go-to scaffold company when you have work with historic structures.  We pride ourselves in our ability to erect scaffolding without leaving a trace.

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Crews are repointing and replacing stones in the exterior walls (and then anchoring them to the interior walls for stability), as well as replacing coping stones and doing parapet replacement.

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Pinnacle is providing them the access necessary to get the job done!

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church was completed and consecrated on Easter Day 1890.  Over time, the mortar wears out and the stones shift and crack, necessitating their periodic so repair/replacement.

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We needed to gain the masonry crews complete access to the façade and roof area.  The biggest challenge was erecting the scaffold like a Christmas tree with different levels at different points, following the profile of the building.  Take a look at some of the pictures.  I’m going to walk you around the building… A visual tour – if you will.

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As with all of our historic jobs, we take great pride in getting in and getting out without a trace.  You can see how we carefully use pressure mounts to lean against the walls and roof areas of the church.  We are also very cognizant of where we place the scaffold on the grounds.

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We used system scaffold with several stair towers for access around the property.

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Father Joseph Smith took a couple of informative videos showing some of the work being done.  You can see them here.

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Here is a link to the Church’s web page where you can get more information.

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I need to give a shout out to uber talented Miss KT for the use of her camera for the photographs in this blog.

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If you need access of any kind, especially on a historic building, call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Tony.  He will take good care of you.

This appropriate song from the band The Calling (also appropriate) fits for today’s musical interlude.

 

 

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Smart access and debris solution for Walgreens, Wilmington, DE

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This Walgreens at 839 N. Market Street in Wilmington, DE is undergoing some renovations and re-roofing so they called Pinnacle Scaffold to design a scaffolding stair tower for access and then create a custom scaffold enclosure for the trash chute and dumpster beneath so crews could use it from several levels. We also wrapped the entire thing in debris netting to keep the detritus contained.

It’s not a huge job but another smart access and debris solution for a happy client.

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Remember, no job is too large or small at Pinnacle Scaffold. Call us today at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

This classic Walgreens building has quite a history. You can read more about it here:

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoring is like a good support bra

Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopNow that’s what I call extra support! Shoring isn’t the most glamorous part of scaffolding or access but it sometimes can be the most important.  Just like a good support bra it needs to hold everything up in place – and that’s where Pinnacle Scaffold can help.  We can lift and support that sagging structure so work can commence.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopPinnacle provided the shoring (support) for the entire inside of this old Pizzaria Uno (or Uno Pizzaria their official name) building in Smyrna, DE while crews pretty much removed the entire interior.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopIf you look carefully at the wide shot you will see that our hi-load shoring frames are actually supporting the entire left side of the interior.  That’s because crews were not only gutting the whole interior but also remodeling the front or exterior as well!Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shop
So, our shoring frames (which there were many) had to support the main trusses and entire side of the structure.  Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopCrews are remodeling this building at 1225 N DuPont Highway, to become 3 stores instead of one.
Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopAll indications show that a Panda Express as well as a Leslie’s Pool will be moving in. The third space hasn’t been announced yet but I will keep you posted.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopNon union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopYou can see several points in the building that required special attention. Steel beams, shoring frames, screw jacks, u shoring heads, cross-beams, Hi-Load Frames, Non-Load Bearing Ledgers, adjusting screws – were used throughout this entire job.
Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopSo when you need extra support for your project, and want your building to look perky and new – call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 today – or check out www.pinnaclescaffold.com.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopThis video pretty much sums it up (just substitute old shoring/scaffold company for Bra)

And this is just for fun.  I’m sorry but I found this to be hysterical.

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Scaffolding: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown NJ

Pinnacle scaffold Corp’s legacy of work with historic buildings continues with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ.  The iconic structure that sits at 70 Maple Ave., Morristown, NJ  07960 was looking to do some masonry restoration to the 125 foot tall  tower.
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
is one of the most prominent architectural features in Morristown. It sits on a campus of two-plus acres and is comprised of three main buildings and two others: (1) the church (built in the years 1887-1907); (2) the rectory (built in 1897); and (3) the parish house (built in 1914).  The campus also contains an adjacent recently renovated building and a two-family house on a separate but adjacent lot.
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Pinnacle scaffolding was called in to provide complete access around the perimeter of the church’s main tower so crews could do Masonry restoration on the top portion.
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TheTop of tower is 125′ high.  Pinnacle was able to get crews to the top of tower with stairs and system scaffold while allowing full access to the entrance on the ground level.
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The challenge with any historical structure is to get crews access while not damaging any of the aintique artifacts or stonework in the process.  Most of the time these buildings need to have full access inside for parishiners too – so the utmost care is taken to provide protection and support around any entrances.  Pinnacle scaffold specializes in just this type of scaffolding.  We are proud to be working on such a unique building in Morristown.

Here are a couple links for more history on St. Peter’s Episcopal Church:

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Pinnacle scaffold begins its tour of duty with Soldiers and Sailors Monument renovation, Wilmington, DE.

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Pinnacle scaffold is proud to be serving as the scaffolding provider for the renovation of the monument Soldiers & Sailor monument erected in 1871.  The memorial that sits in the triangle formed by Delaware Ave., W. 14th, and N. Broom street is dedicated to Soldiers and Sailors who gave their lives in defense of their country in the Civil War.
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The large marble column is from the Pennsylvania Bank Building, Philadelphia that was razed in 1868.  The monument itself was threatened by the sheriff after it’s unveiling because a construction debt was outstanding.  Eli Crozier, came to the rescue with the necessary funds to save it.  A thank you to him is engraved in the stone on the back of the monument.

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Pinnacle’s scaffolding provides access to 100% of the monument so restoration crews can get to every nook and cranny.  Pinnacle also devised an ingenious ladder system that goes up through the center of the scaffold.  They hid the ladder in the center so local children wouldn’t climb up and either damage the statue or injure themselves.
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Finally, the monument was ensconced in debris netting.  We will provide some photographs when the restoration is complete.  The marble, eagle and placards should look as good as new once finished.

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Here are a couple of postcards from the turn of the century.  You can see what the original monument looked like in it’s current place.  Things certainly have changed.

Call Pinnacle today at (302) 766-5322.

For more information visit these sites.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMAP8X_Delaware_Soldiers_and_Sailors_Monument_Wilmington_Delaware

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Patterson Park Apartments, Baltimore, MD Update – Scaffolding entire building

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We are updating our past blog on the Patterson Park Highlandtown redevelopment.  These are the latest shots at the $30 Million project to renovate the Hampstead Hill school building into rental apartments, retail space and underground parking.

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The six-story, 258,000-square-foot building occupies a full city block on the east side of Baltimore’s Historic Patterson Park and is just minutes away from the famous Johns Hopkins hospital.

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Patterson Park is one of Baltimore’s greatest treasures. There are so many activities to do and groups that call the park home.

Pinnacle scaffold is the non union scaffold and shoring leader.  (302) 766-5322.

Contest. Spot the workers and win! Pinnacle’s giant tilt up wall bracing contest.

10 People could win Pinnacle Scaffold T-shirts!

Like us on facebook and leave your answer in the comments.  10 people will be chosen at random from the correct responses.  Good luck.
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Here are some new photos from Pinnacle Scaffold shoring division’s work on the new Penn Cinema IMAX theater at the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE.
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These photos really let you see just how TALL the Imax walls are!  You can see why the vertical bracing is needed for support.

Look carefully and you will see humans in and around the photos for perspective.
Can you spot them?
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Give us the correct number of workers in the shots and you could WIN a Pinnacle T-shirt!
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Like us on facebook and leave your answer in the comments and 10 people will be chosen at random from the correct responses.  Good luck.

PSC did a very unique shoring system called a tilt up wall bracing.   As you can see from the photos this is not your normal shoring system.  It’s used specifically when the walls are really tall – some as high as 40’-50’.  It’s designed to keep the walls in place until the ceiling is put on.  This system had to be used to accommodate the enormous height of the IMAX screen.

This is the city’s first major movie theater in several decades.  With 14 digital auditoriums in addition to the 300-seat, eye-popping 75′-by-45′ IMAX theater, it’s set to anchor the new Riverfront complex.

Pinnacle Scaffold emergency services team comes to the rescue at Kmart – on a holiday weekend!

Late on a Thursday night while all of the other scaffold and shoring companies are tucked neatly in their beds and dreaming of how they will sleep in late and watch Good Morning America in the AM – Pinnacle is out working.
wall bracing, shoring, scaffold, scaffolding, full service, DE, PA, NJ, NYCAt 8:00 pm Pinnacle’s emergency services team got the phone call about a wall collapsing at the Kmart at the Tri-State Mall in Claymont, DE.

Pinnacle’s owner and guru, Anthony Pini, was on the job site in 10 MINUTES!  Yes, he literally leaped out of his hot tub, slicked back his hair, threw on some clothes, and hit the streets running.  He was at the KMART meeting with the store manager about solutions ten minutes later.

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KMart’s restoration company called from Hayward, CA giving Pinnacle Scaffold full approval to come up with a solution.  This happens more than you would think.  Clients that are based out of state or even out of the country need a trustworthy company to literally handle all aspects of a repair job.  In time sensitive situations, like this, it’s easier to find a reputable company that can be their eyes and ears – and as a full-service scaffolding, shoring and restoration company Pinnacle has done this many times for clients.
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The west side of the building sits directly next to a  busy section of road.  Cars and pedestrians are constantly passing by this part of the building.  A wall collapse could have proven catastrophic.  As you can see from the photos, this was a fairly large section.
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The brick veneer was collapsing and it needed to be shored up immediately until repairs could be done.

The very next morning at 7:00 AM, Pinnacle had a structural engineer (from Alternate Design Solutions) onsite at the KMART to write up a report and create engineering drawings for the solution.
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“The blacktop is not an ideal anchor for the braces so we all put our heads together and thought outside of the box,” said Pinnacle’s Anthony Pini.  The innovative solution they came up with was to anchor the leg-end of the braces to large cement blocks or barriers for support.  Once the plan was presented to the client and the approval was given – Pinnacle’s crew got to work.
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On a Holiday weekend when most people are BBQ’ing brats and hot dogs, PSC and its crew was helping KMART prevent a disaster.
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Now that the immediate danger is out of the way, the next step is to remove the brick façade, locate the cause of the trouble, and then put a new brick exterior back up.

We will keep you posted with pictures and details as this job unfolds.
Scaffold, shoring, or restoration work – call Pinnacle Scaffold (302) 650-0520.