As a construction contractor, it is unlikely that you maintain an inventory of scaffolding equipment. Even if you own some basic pieces, you are going to encounter projects requiring sophisticated equipment, as well as expertise, that you do not have in house. If you want to be able to bid on large projects, including those for public works, you will need access to the full range of scaffolding services that are available from third parties.
Your company could be a well-regarded expert at constructing high-rise buildings. If you win a contract to build a high rise condominium, you will need sophisticated scaffolding services. During construction, you may need a heavy duty work deck platform that spans a wide traffic lane. Do you have the engineering expertise and scaffolding inventory necessary for constructing this platform? Probably not, so you need to subcontract with a company that specializes in this area.
As another example, perhaps you won a contract to perform bridge repair and renovation. You know that you will need special scaffolding services and technical expertise to carry out the contract without disrupting the traffic that crosses the bridge every day. This will require equipment that can withstand sustained, high winds as well as the natural oscillations that occur on a bridge. You will have to outsource to a scaffolding company whose engineers know how to construct such a scaffold and can provide the actual equipment to comply with the instructions of the engineers.
As you may realize, proper scaffolding is critical because of project and staffing issues. In order to access all areas of a bridge or to maintain a staging area for equipment, scaffolding must be erected properly and precisely. In order to minimize injuries to crews, scaffolding must withstand heavy stresses and loads.
To do the job properly, as well as to maintain safety, find a company that brings a record of success in a wide variety of private and public construction projects to help with your scaffolding needs.
Scaffold Resource offers quality scaffolding systems, as well as scaffold design, project management, and safety training to suit all types of commercial applications. With different types of scaffolding for sale or rent, we can arrange for the convenient erection, maintenance, and dismantling of our scaffold systems at any project site.
Although we have a large database of professional contractors and clients, we mainly offer the following commercial scaffold types for sale or rent in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland:
- Stair tower
- Sidewalk Canopy
- Dance Floor
- Wall Access
- Work Platform
With proven expertise and experience come professionalism, quality materials, and satisfied clients. Scaffold Resource has almost two decades’ worth of experience in the scaffolding industry. There’s no project too big or small for us. We are dedicated to ensuring complete reliability and your peace of mind. You can be sure that all our scaffolding for sale or rent meet only the highest standards of the industry.
As you might imagine, repair of historic structures requires an expertise that is uncommon among scaffolding companies. Most of these companies offer the equipment, but not the engineers, who can analyze your unique repair needs and recommend exactly the scaffolding that is needed to get the job done. It is most helpful to use a supplier who can furnish both the equipment and engineering expertise.
In the Washington DC area, there are numerous historical landmarks and bridges that require both of these assets to complete repairs. For example, restoration of the Lincoln Memorial carried with it the challenge of making sure that scaffolding did not touch the surface. Scaffolding engineering expertise was necessary to enable workers to perform repairs and restoration safely from adjacent supports. Another example is repair of the Ben Franklin Bridge, which was built almost 90 years ago. Specialized scaffolding engineering was required to erect scaffolding that could withstand winds of 100 miles per hour. The scaffolding also had to be installed over active bridge traffic. Finally, engineers had to figure out how to deliver the equipment on barges.
Also requiring precise scaffolding engineering was the renovation of the Arts and Industry Building that housed the original Smithsonian Institution beginning in 1881. With a Victorian appearance, this building has an unconventional shape that presented a number of engineering challenges for the scaffolding. The skeleton structure had to withstand high winds, yet could not anchor to the building’s façade. Also, the scaffolding had to allow for load transfers and had to span many existing trenches.
Renovations always present complex challenges. When you add the complexities of working on national landmarks or bridges that span high above the water, you need engineering expertise that is relatively uncommon. It is most efficient to find that expertise within your scaffolding provider. The engineers know their equipment and are in the best position to make sure that it can handle all of the constraints required in the repairs.
Stairtower systems are either used for accessing adjoining scaffolding or erected as a freestanding structure that is secured to a building. The stairs can also be modified to run in the same or opposite direction.
Temporary stairtowers provided by Scaffold Resource enable you to get crew and supplies up or down to any work level quickly, easily, and safely. Available for rent or sale, this access solution lets you combine standard components with stair units and erect towers in many different landing options or stairway widths. For added safety, we can also customize your stairtower systems and add features such as handrails or non-skid surfaces for sure footing.
Scaffold Resource is a leading provider of temporary access solutions, from simple internal access to more complex stairtowers for public areas. If you need stairtower systems or any other kind of scaffolding or shoring solution for your building or construction project, please feel free to contact us to learn more about our available products for sale or rent.
The unique location of the nation’s capital and the surrounding states of Virginia and Maryland present some interesting construction problems. While the relatively southern locations of these areas means that they do not get the steady snow storms of Buffalo, NY, their proximity to the ocean can bring a sudden deluge of snow, which will cause the collapse of roofs. In addition, because these regions were among the first to be developed in the country, a number of structures are old and in need of repair.
To make these repairs, it is necessary to use shoring equipment to maintain structural integrity of the form work. While a contractor performing the repairs might own shoring scaffolding, it is more economical to rent shoring equipment. As you review the right shoring rental provider, make sure that your contractor maintains a staff of engineers and other technical experts who can evaluate your shoring needs.
For example, if you have a roof that collapsed due to the weight of snow, you will need an evaluation of the work environment to determine how to ensure worker safety while performing repairs. Your vendor will direct you to the shoring rental that is appropriate for your situation. This includes the right shoring equipment to stabilize what is left of the building. You need experts who can tell you whether you need to shore against lateral loads of what remains of the building and what to do to ensure such protection.
When you rent shoring equipment from a vendor with engineering expertise, you will get exactly the right kind of support scaffolding, including equipment that is sophisticated and heavy duty. For example, a parking structure built in the sixties may start to deteriorate, causing it to sag, and pose a danger to drivers and pedestrians. Such a structure can weigh over 100 tons, so your shoring rental will need to provide appropriate strength.
Make sure that you are renting the correct shoring equipment from a provider with expertise.
Scaffold-type shoring projects are some of the most frequent requirements and applications in building construction. In multi-story work, shoring must be installed in enough floors to ensure that the needed capacity to support imposed loads without excessive stress or refraction is provided.
Tubular steel form scaffolding was first developed to support loads imposed by workers who need to access work areas. Since the system of jacks in this type of system makes it easier to adjust and level elevations, scaffold-type shoring is often used as support for formwork. Due to its modular assembly, it is also considered a common option for rapid utilization for formwork support.
Scaffold Resource specializes in delivering scaffolding and shoring products and services in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Its notable shoring projects include the construction, renovation, and historical restoration of high-profile private and commercial buildings such as Brentwood Elementary, Burtonsville Barn, and Commerce Park.
The growing population of Washington, D.C. brings with it a need for more buildings, both residential and commercial. To cope with the ongoing development in the nation’s capital, construction companies will need a reliable provider of quality scaffolding in Washington D.C.
The success of any construction project heavily depends on appropriate implementation of time management procedures within the project team. Not only will it determine your efficient use of budgeted time, money, and resources, but it also enables your team to carry out the steps necessary for completing the project.
The convenience of having materials such as scaffolding easily available within the city is necessary in meeting critical timelines, which can make or break the success of your project. Scaffold Resource, with its talent pool, extensive resources, and almost two decades’ worth of experience in the industry, has been involved in the timely completion of challenging jobsites in the D.C. area including national treasures such as the U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.
For reliable, safe, and high-quality scaffolding in Washington, D.C., please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here at Scaffold Resource, we offer a wide range of premium scaffolding solutions, among which are our wall access scaffolds. Compared to products offered by most companies, our scaffolding is designed with inherent versatility that makes it the more efficient and cost-effective choice.
Our wall access scaffold is an extremely versatile system that can be used for a variety of access scaffolding requirements. Suitable for new build projects, as well as structure repair, restoration, and maintenance, this scaffolding type features an innovative rosette connector and other components that are lightweight and durable, thus making erection and dismantling procedures safe and effortless for all users.
Our prefabricated and custom wall access scaffolds are the result of almost two decades’ worth of experience gained on high-profile projects in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and other locations.
For more information on this type of scaffold, as well as our other products and services, please click here.
At Scaffold Resource, we understand that each project is unique, and that requirements vary from one customer to another, which is why we offer both scaffold rental and sales to accommodate your needs.
We offer the following scaffolding types for rent or sale:
- Shoring: ideal for reshoring in expansion and renovation projects
- Stair tower: provides temporary access to elevated structures without interior stairways
- Sidewalk canopies: needed for meeting standard project and jurisdictional safety requirements for pedestrians
- Dance floor: for easy access to ceiling structures
- Wall access: for easy access to upright structure repair, restoration, and maintenance
- Work platform: ensure worker safety with our heavy duty platform capable of accommodating up to 250 lbs./sq.ft.
Aside from scaffold rental, we also offer prefabricated scaffolding and custom solutions for more exacting requirements and projects. Our engineering design and safety training also complies with standard OSHA and state regulations and requirements.
To learn more about our products and services, please contact us.
Just what is it about our company that makes us the go-to source for high-quality scaffolding and shoring solutions? A closer look at our team of experts should answer this question.
Charles Weiss, our founder and president, doesn’t only have extensive experience in the scaffold and vertical access industry, he also has greatly contributed to its growth. His focus is on ensuring safety, not just for our personnel, but our clients’ workers as well.
Jerry Belfield, our co-founder, has 30 years of scaffold industry experience under his belt. One of the biggest projects he has undertaken is the design and installation of scaffolding on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Because of the technical and physical challenges involved in this project, we consider it one of the company’s biggest accomplishments.
Billy Drexel is our Director of Safety. As mentioned earlier, safety is a top priority at Scaffold Resource. His experience in construction spans 24 years, while his scaffolding experience is close to 2 decades.