How Scaffolding Solutions Helped an Aviation Hanger with Custom Scaffolding

Posted on January 11, 2022 in Case Studies
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, houses some of the Smithsonian’s largest aircraft and spacecraft, including a Concorde jet and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Center is a popular destination, attracting nearly eight million visitors and aviation enthusiasts every year. The on-site Boeing Aviation Hangar, which shelters many of the museum’s pieces, is the length of three football fields and reaches a height of 10 stories. The hangar’s... Read More

Restoration Of a Historical Courthouse With System Scaffolding

Posted on January 11, 2022 in Case Studies
When completed in 1928, the Buncombe County Courthouse became North Carolina’s tallest local government building at 17 stories high. Over time, the landmark structure deteriorated and eventually required extensive restoration. To get it done, remediation crews would have to work 195 feet above ground to mend the historic building’s exterior brickwork. This meant that safe and reliable scaffolding would be critical to the project’s success. The county needed experts familiar... Read More

15 Story Building Remodel With Dual Car Lift & 7,100 lb. Capacity

Posted on November 19, 2021 in Case Studies
The Virginia General Assembly Building in downtown Richmond was long overdue for a significant remodel. The structure was scheduled for partial demolition and rebuilding by Gilbane Building Company.  The improved 15-story building would blend old and new, preserving the original 1912 limestone façade while modernizing the rooms and public spaces.  Considering that the new structure had no internal elevator, Gilbane needed scaffolding for a building remodel that would allow them... Read More

Scaffolding Solutions Supports Restorations at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility

Posted on September 9, 2021 in Case Studies
NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility at the coast of Virginia is a key launch facility for government and commercial sector research aircrafts, scientific balloons, unmanned aerial systems, and sounding rockets.  Wallops Island also supports military operations, technology development, and satellite tracking for multi-organizational missions including the US Navy, NOAA, the FAA, and Virginia Space and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.  The Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC), one of the leading centers... Read More

Scaffolding Operator Safety Checklist

Posted on August 25, 2021 in Scaffolding
Working at height is necessary for most construction, restoration, and repair projects. But constant vigilance and a commitment to safety are vital when working on scaffolding.   To ensure the safety of every person on the job site, it is important to inspect the scaffolding equipment and work area for potential hazards during installation, modification, and dismantling of the scaffold.  Checks must also be performed at frequent intervals throughout the project’s... Read More

Thank You From the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Posted on August 13, 2021 in Scaffolding
In the summer of 2020, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington reached out to Scaffolding Solutions to ask for help renovating the Washington Headquarters of the club. Scaffolding Solutions was delighted to join the project on a volunteer basis, donating time, expertise, and scaffolding to the project.  Our team recently received a warm thank you from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the President of... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Scaffolding (FAQs)

Posted on August 13, 2021 in Scaffolding
Looking for a scaffolding solution can sometimes be confusing. There are several different types of scaffolding to choose from, and you’ll probably need the support of an engineer. In all, finding the right scaffolding provider can make or break your project timeline and success.  To help you start to consider a scaffolding and provider, we gathered the most common questions we hear and answered them for you. If you still... Read More

Why System Scaffolding is the Safest Scaffolding

Posted on August 6, 2021 in Scaffolding
System scaffolding consists of horizontal and vertical structural components, referred to as standards and ledgers, and pre-engineered joints and supports or transoms. Standards carry the weight of the scaffolding, ledgers connect between standards to provide integrity, and joints and transoms increase the system’s rigidity.  These components come together to provide an incredibly safe and stable foundation for jobs and work of all types. We’ll explain more about why System Scaffolding... Read More

What Is The Best System Scaffolding?

Posted on July 22, 2021 in Scaffolding
System scaffolding, also known as modular scaffolding, consists of horizontal and vertical structural components, referred to as standards and ledgers respectively, and pre-engineered joints and supports or transoms.  It often provides an advantage over other types of scaffolding because it’s safer, has a greater load capacity, can accommodate complex design structures and taller vertical heights, and is easier to assemble and store.  There are several types of system scaffolding to... Read More

How a Customized Roof Scaffolding Fix Saved This Hospital Renovation Project

Posted on May 24, 2021 in Case Studies
The 14-story brick building that housed Bon Secours hospital in Greenville, S.C. was starting to show signs of its age. Over the decades, construction technology had improved by leaps and bounds, and it was now time to undergo a modern renovation.  Bon Secours hired Western Waterproofing as the contractor for a portion of the job. However, because the hospital still needed to provide care to patients, having construction workers haul... Read More



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