Discover Urban Umbrella Overhead Protection 

Urban Umbrella Overhead Protection (OHP) is a modern solution for pedestrian safety and urban aesthetics, transforming traditional scaffolding into a visually appealing, structurally superior, and versatile system. This innovative approach introduces the elite New York style of pedestrian protection to communities, enhancing both safety and urban appeal.

Benefits of Using Urban Umbrella OHP

Urban Umbrella OHP offers numerous advantages over conventional scaffolding systems: 

  • Enhanced Structural Integrity: Urban Umbrella is engineered with premium materials, ensuring superior structural integrity. This robust design supports heavy loads and withstands various environmental conditions, making it a reliable choice for overhead protection.

  • Improved Pedestrian Safety: The absence of cross-bracing facilitates smoother sidewalk movement and better navigation. The slip-free transparent roofing evenly distributes natural daylight, improving visibility and reducing the risk of slips and falls. 

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Urban Umbrella’s sleek design enhances the visual appeal of urban spaces. The perforated parapet allows for effective signage display, while the patented LED lighting fixtures not only improve visibility but also highlight ground floor tenants and deter unwanted activities, creating a safer and more vibrant sidewalk environment. 

  • Versatility: Urban Umbrella is highly adaptable, making it suitable for various applications beyond traditional overhead protection. It can be used for event staging, sculptural centerpieces, performance vessels, dining areas, wedding pergolas, red carpet enclosures, and more. Its modular design allows for easy customization and assembly. 

Ideas for Using Urban Umbrella OHP

Urban Umbrella’s versatility opens up a plethora of creative uses: 

  • Concert Staging: Create an elevated platform for performers with integrated lighting and sound systems. 

  • Sculptural Centerpieces: Use Urban Umbrella structures as artistic focal points in public spaces or at events, enhancing visual interest. 

  • Performance Vessels: Designate spaces for live performances, offering both structural support and aesthetic appeal. 

  • Lighting/Media Platforms: Utilize the system as a platform for lighting and media installations, enhancing visibility and media coverage at events. 

  • Dining Areas: Create attractive, sheltered outdoor dining spaces that can be easily customized and reconfigured. 

  • Grand Entranceways: Design impressive entranceways for events, retail spaces, or public buildings, making a lasting impression. 

  • Weather Protection: Provide sheltered walkways or areas at events to ensure comfort and safety regardless of weather conditions. 

  • Wedding Pergolas: Offer elegant and customizable structures for outdoor weddings, creating memorable and picturesque settings. 

  • Red Carpet Enclosures: Design stylish and secure enclosures for red carpet events, enhancing the experience for attendees and media. 

Spotlight on Scaffold Resource's Work at UMMC

The installation of Urban Umbrella OHP at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) campus is a testament to the transformative capabilities of this innovative system. This project, executed by Scaffold Resource, brings the cutting-edge New York style of pedestrian protection to the local community, enhancing both safety and aesthetics. 

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Urban Umbrella Overhead Protection installed by Scaffold Resource At UMMC

Project Details

The UMMC installation features approximately 265 feet of Urban Umbrella covered walkway, with widths ranging from 7 to 10 feet. The walkway’s inside clearance is about 12 feet at the center, tapering to accommodate existing conditions. Cantilevered steel beams cover the existing drive lane, with added counterweights ensuring stability and a clear height of approximately 11 to 16 feet. The Urban Umbrella also steps to mitigate the slope of the existing grade, with the top featuring structural corrugated metal paneling rated at 30 pounds per square foot. All components are uniform in color for aesthetic consistency. 

Key Benefits

  • Enhanced Pedestrian Experience: The installation facilitates smoother sidewalk movement and improves navigation, making it safer and more convenient for pedestrians. 

  • Aesthetic Improvement: The sleek design of the Urban Umbrella enhances the visual appeal of the UMMC campus, making it more inviting for visitors.

  • Increased Safety: Patented LED lighting fixtures improve visibility, promote ground floor tenants, and deter unwanted activities, contributing to a safer environment. 

Turn-Key Solution

Scaffold Resource provided a comprehensive, turn-key solution for the UMMC project, including engineered drawings, calculations, installation, and dismantling of the Urban Umbrella system. All work was scheduled to be performed at night to minimize disruptions, ensuring a smooth and efficient installation process. 

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Contact Scaffold Resource for Urban Umbrella Solutions

Urban Umbrella represents the future of public space, merging safety, functionality, and aesthetics. If you’re interested in enhancing your urban environment with Urban Umbrella overhead protection, contact Scaffold Resource. Scaffold Resource provides turn-key solutions, including engineered drawings, calculations, installation, and dismantling, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.   

Transform your urban spaces with Urban Umbrella – the ultimate choice for innovative overhead protection and event staging. 

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