This was a job that came down to time and money – and if you think about it – aren’t all jobs really, at their core, about that? Of course you want the best crew in the business and the best customer centric company to work with on a project like this but it really comes down to time and money for that expertise.
So when GGA Construction calculated it would be faster to use scaffold rather than high reaches to complete the exterior of this large job at the Hyatt Place Wilmington / Riverfront, they called Wilmington’s scaffold leader, Pinnacle Scaffold, to do the work.
At first, they thought the expense of scaffolding the entire side of this six story building might be prohibitive but once they calculated the many moves, days and sections using other methods they realized that with Pinnacle they actually saved time and money.
They realized that with scaffolding they could rock multiple trades simultaneously to do the work quickly and efficiently as opposed to one trade at a time with high reaches.
Pinnacle and their main man, “the honorary Mayor of Delaware”, Tony Pini, also designed a way to tie into the windows using compression ties instead of the traditional method of tying directly into the exterior of the building. This allowed the entire side of the façade to be open and accessible for the different crews to work uninhibited to get the job done as quickly as possible.
And like I said above, isn’t that what it’s all about? It just so happens that Pinnacle has the best leader and crews in the business as well – so double win for this Hyatt Place Wilmington / Riverfront Hotel!
Pinnacle Scaffold came in with system scaffold that was roughly 300’ long by 60’ high, decked in at every level to allow total access. And once this side of the building was finished they dismantled and moved the scaffolding to the opposite side. At the time of these photos we had scaffolding around the end as well – with a trash chute.
This is all part of the Wilmington Riverfront redevelopment that has brought several hotels and restaurants to the waterfront. When it’s completed, the hotel will feature 114 guest rooms, a 12,000 SF banquet center with 4,000 SF of event space. It also puts patrons just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Christina River and within walking distance of trendy shops and fine dining.
This hotel and other new developments are going to be a boon for the nearby Chase Convention Center.
Call Tony P today at (302) 766- 5322 today if you need the keys to the city or access for one of your projects or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com for more information.
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