Pinnacle Scaffold builds temporary Press Boxes at the University of Delaware Stadium for the Fightin’ Blue Hens

 

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EDIS came to Pinnacle Scaffold with a question.  How can we build temporary press boxes for the football season on the bleachers, across the field, while the new $60 million dollar stadium expansion/facelift is going on?  We have people calling the game, scouts, announcers, press and members from both teams who need to be able to conduct business as usual.

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The big guy, and honorary Mayor of Delaware, Tony P, looked around and then said, “On the bleachers, huh…?  No problem.  Let me handle that.”

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The man who loves a challenge then said, “And we can put roofs over them and have observation glass installed to protect from the elements.”

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Their response, “You can do that?”  “Absolutely,” said Tony P.

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Well, needless to say, they were thrilled and the resulting buildings are awesome.  But not so fast.  It wasn’t as easy as it looks.  Tony P had to devise a way to get these structures built ON TOP of the bleachers and that wouldn’t be easy.  He brought in the guys at Alternate Design Solutions to handle the engineering – making sure that the weight distribution would be correct on the stands so they could support everything.

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ADS did their calculations and recommendations and then sent those to EDIS and the University of Delaware for approval.  After a few back and forths to make sure the weight calculations were spot on – the approval came.

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The Pinnacle crew was off and running.  Some specialty steel would need to be added beneath the boxes themselves to distribute the load.  The Fightin’ Blue Hens would be in business for the entire season!

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The other obvious challenge to building this out of scaffold was that each piece would have to be carried by hand up the bleachers and then put into place making it a labor intensive job.

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Pinnacle created the shell and the University of Delaware brought in someone to do the woodwork and interior because they had to bring in all of the necessary electric, video, audio and radio feeds necessary to make this a fully functioning press box.

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And look at how it turned out!  Each box is 14’ by 28’ and will keep business as usual as the Whitney Athletic Center comes to life on the other side of the field. (click here to read about the new athletic center)

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These boxes will last the University through the season until the new improved addition is finished in the summer of 2020.

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And just as a side note: We added two stair towers on the opposite side for crews to access the new construction at Tubby Raymond Field.

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We were proud to help keep the Fightin’ Blue Hens up and running for the 2019-2020 football season. EDIS and the University of Delaware were pleased with the result.

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And if you need an access solution call Tony P today at (302) 766-5322 today or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

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Here is a photo of the new structure going up in front of the stadium.

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And this is a rendering of what the new press boxes and stadium will look like.

We fight for the blue and gold and we wish the Fightin’ Blue Hens an awesome season!

More about the renovation here.

https://bluehens.com/news/2019/8/26/football-new-delaware-stadium-press-box-will-embody-blue-hen-spirit.aspx

https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2019/august/delaware-stadium-what-to-expect-this-fall/

 

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Power shut off for Pinnacle Scaffold, Wilmington, DE

Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftDangerous? Yes. Cool? Yes.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftHow many scaffold companies can say that the power company shut down a portion of the electric grid for them?
Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftThat’s exactly what happened with Pinnacle Scaffold on this job at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, lift
There was no way to provide access to the North side of this building without shutting down the near by massive power lines.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftThese lines are so strong that they could actually pull you in and kill you.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftThe power company shut off the power for a limited time so Pinnacle could erect a narrow system scaffold on the east side where 5 different trades could then get on and quickly do their work.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftPinnacle was given only 8 hours to erect this behemoth then the siding and brick layers had 3 days to complete their work before the power would be turned back on.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftTony P, the owner of Pinnacle, was onsite and helping with the planning and execution so the job would go off without a hitch. “It’s good to have the man in charge here so we can problem solve on the fly,” said the job foreman.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftThe job went off without a hitch or incident. It’s why companies call Pinnacle Scaffold. And you should too. Dial (302) 766-5322 or visit http://www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, rental, rents, rent, masonry, restoration, DE, MD, NJ, PA, Delaware, new jersey, construction, painter, painters, bridge, suspended, mast climber, work platform, USA, transport platform, elevator, liftAnd this is the perfect song for today’s post.

 

 

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Déjà vu? Pinnacle Scaffold decks out the Merion Building, Mainline Health, KOP, PA

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As Crosby, Stills and Nash said in the song Déjà vu,
“If I had ever been here before
I would pro’bly know just what to do.
Hey, don’t you?”

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Pinnacle Scaffold does! That’s because we have.

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This is phase 3 of the total façade restoration of the Merion Building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA.  Just like the other two sides, this one is in need of parapet restoration, masonry work and exterior cleaning. You can read about our first phase here.

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We provided crews with an awesome system scaffold that ran the entire front of the building.

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We gave them a stair tower for access and a debris chute with ports at each elevation.

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The scaffold was decked in and debris netted on the top 3 levels where the work was being conducted.

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You can see some of the parapet work in these photos.

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Pinnacle also provided a canopy (overhead protection) at the entrance so people could get in and out of the building safely.

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It’s our goal to make sure the client is happy with our work and also that the businesses remain open and have normal access. Mission accomplished.

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And like the song says: “We have all been here before.”

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We would love to be here again.

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The job is going off without a hitch and everyone is happy. That’s the kind of song we like to sing at Pinnacle Scaffold!

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If you need access or scaffolding call Tony P today at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

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