Historical Restoration

4514 Conneticut

Furnish and install access for exterior restoration to this condominium in Washington D.C. Contractors work items included: window repair and replacement, masonry repointing, window lentils and waterproofing.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Overhead protection of pedestrians
  • Tight site conditions
  • Extensive landscape protection
  • Multi-level access to all elevations required throughout project duration
  • Limited access to scaffold for security purpose

Bernard Statuary Group

Furnish and install scaffold access system for assessment and restoration of statuary group at western face of Pennsylvania State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Protection of historic fabric
  • Visual and working access to all surfaces
  • No scaffold contact with statue surfaces
  • Priceless national treasure
  • Aesthetically sensitive owner/client

Bernard Statuary Group

Furnish and install scaffold access system for assessment and restoration of statuary group at western face of Pennsylvania State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Protection of historic fabric
  • Visual and working access to all surfaces
  • No scaffold contact with statue surfaces
  • Priceless national treasure
  • Aesthetically sensitive owner/client

Chapman Mill

Furnish and install access for exterior restoration to this grist mill in Northern Virginia. Contractors work items included: stone repair, mortar replacement, lentil replacement and waterproofing.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Unexcavated rural work environment
  • Fire damaged, structurally challenged building
  • Snakes

Hotel Sofitel

Furnish and install access for exterior restoration to this historic Washington D.C. hotel. Contractors work items included: window repair and replacement, masonry repointing, window lentils, and waterproofing.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Debris containment to wrap the building
  • Engineer designed plan for securing/anchoring to building
  • Maintain pedestrian traffic around the building

Hotel Sofitel

Furnish and install access for exterior restoration to this historic Washington D.C. hotel. Contractors work items included: window repair and replacement, masonry repointing, window lentils, and waterproofing.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Debris containment to wrap the building
  • Engineer designed plan for securing/anchoring to building
  • Maintain pedestrian traffic around the building

Museum of Natural History

Furnish and install scaffold access system for assessment and restoration of dome roof at Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Design and installation of scaffold to access dome with no physical contact with dome.
  • Engineer distribution of loads to lower roof structural elements

Roosevelt High School

Furnish and install scaffold access system for restoration of copula on roof of high school in Washington, D.C.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Working access to all surfaces
  • Distribution of scaffold loads to structural elements of building

Roosevelt High School

Furnish and install scaffold access system for restoration of copula on roof of high school in Washington, D.C.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Working access to all surfaces
  • Distribution of scaffold loads to structural elements of building

Arts and Industry Building - Smithsonian Institute

Access to 50,000 square feet of facade for multiple trades on an intricate shaped building.

Existing roof was removed during restoration. Maintained structural integrity of the building. A waterproof deck was installed to create a work platform for the roof removal and provide a dry interior space.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Not able to penetrate the facade so only compression tie-ins were used.
  • Owner required scaffold to be wrapped in netting. Engineering and additional tie-ins were required due to the increased wind loads
  • Security clearance for entire crew.
  • Protect historic fabric from weather conditions during roof removal
  • Engineered load transfers and spanned over a myriad of existing trenches.
  • Protect the building’s interior during restorations and repairs.

Freedom Tower

Access to 50,000 square feet of fade for multiple trades on a intricate building. Scaffold access for fade from the 14th floor to the area below the copper dome. Swing stages were used to access area below the 14th floor, on the main tower.

Scaffolding Challenges included:

  • Specialty crane required to fit into limited access ways
  • Scaffold System began at 200 feet high balcony locations
  • Designed to support swing operations for lower facade work

Washington Building Congress Craftsman’s Star Award Winner for Technical Excellence: Recipients – Benji Coffey, Buddy Carter, Brett Friedel,Oscar Ayala, Daniel Haris,Walter Aristondo

Freedom Tower

Access to 50,000 square feet of fade for multiple trades on a intricate building. Scaffold access for fade from the 14th floor to the area below the copper dome. Swing stages were used to access area below the 14th floor, on the main tower.

Scaffolding Challenges included:

  • Specialty crane required to fit into limited access ways
  • Scaffold System began at 200 feet high balcony locations
  • Designed to support swing operations for lower facade work

Washington Building Congress Craftsman’s Star Award Winner for Technical Excellence: Recipients – Benji Coffey, Buddy Carter, Brett Friedel,Oscar Ayala, Daniel Haris,Walter Aristondo

Bureau of Engraving

Furnish and install access for exterior restoration to this Federal Building in Washington D.C. Contractors work items included: roof repair and replacement, asbestos abatement, window repairs, and waterproofing.

Scaffold challenges included:

  • Secure work environment
  • Long spans over light duty roofs
  • Overhead protection to exacting standards

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