Category Archives: Scaffolding


Case Study: Scaffolding to Repair the Women’s Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C.

Posted on December 22, 2022
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. champions the work of women artists through exhibits, online content, programs, and collections. NMWA has been located in the same building since it first opened in 1983. As time went by, the 112-year-old iconic building was starting to show signs of its age—exterior cornices and designs were crumbling, and the original windows were cracked. Because of this, the... Read More

Scaffolding Solutions Achieves Near-Perfect 2023 Experience Modification Rating

Posted on November 11, 2022
Safety body construction, Working at height equipment. Fall arrestor device for worker with hooks for safety body harness on the roof structure Scaffolding Solutions is pleased to announce that our 2023 Experience Modification Rating is .68!  Experience Modification Rating, or EMR, is the insurance industry’s company worker’s experience risk rating. 1.0 is average, over +1.0 is higher risk, and lower than 1.0 EMR is a safer rating. In 2022, our... Read More

Meeting the OSHA Competent Person Requirement for Scaffolding Users

Posted on November 8, 2022
Scaffolding is a necessary component for many construction job sites; however, it can pose a serious threat to workers. In 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 52 scaffolding fatalities. By adhering to safety rules, regulations, and best practices, these fatalities could have been avoided. OSHA requires a “competent person” erector to be involved in the setup, usage, and take down of scaffolding. Read... Read More

Diamond Safety Rating Announcement

Posted on August 9, 2022
Scaffolding Solutions is thrilled to announce that we’ve just received our second consecutive Diamond-level Safety Award from STEP. Being awarded a Diamond Safety Rating is huge—STEP is a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance. It measures the safety processes and policies on 25 key components and benchmarks them against other participating companies. What makes this award so special is that it’s extremely challenging to obtain. There are... Read More

11 Scaffolding Safety Tips

Posted on May 31, 2022
Safety is a top concern when working at height. For instance, around 4500 scaffolding-related injuries occur in the construction industry every year—resulting in roughly $90 million in lost workdays and other associated costs such as potential fines and increased insurance premiums. These accidents are often preventable, thereby making a bit of preparation incredibly valuable.  There are many ways for employers to protect their employees from scaffolding-related accidents, including providing adequate... Read More

Which Construction Elevator is Right for My Project?

Posted on April 18, 2022
Construction elevators help get workers and materials safely to upper-level floors. However, not all elevators are created equal. Some are made to only move people, others only materials and still others are ideal for moving people and materials together.  You can start the hoist selection process for your project by asking yourself a few questions. Do I need to move people or just materials—or both? Are there any potential access... Read More

Rolling Tower Scaffolding Vs. Scissor Lifts: When Should You Use Them?

Posted on April 1, 2022
There’s a time and a place for using a scissor lift or rolling tower. For example, when a church needs repairs done high above its altar stage, the first inclination might be to run down to the local equipment rental store and pick up a scissor lift for a few days. But how exactly do you get a ~4,000lb piece of equipment onto a raised platform in a confined space... Read More

Engineering Scaffolding to Compensate for Wind Loads and Gusting

Posted on February 11, 2022
Scaffold systems are subjected to the same winds as the building to which they are attached. That means safety and compliance with various regulations hinges on scaffolding engineers being able to correctly calculate wind loads and design an appropriate system.  Many different factors need to be considered when making these calculations, including: Geographic LocationThe shape of the scaffoldingThe shape of the buildingScaffolding heightWind pressure The wind has a tendency not... Read More

Managing Scaffolding Ties on Older Building Facades

Posted on January 31, 2022
When repairing or renovating older buildings, the suitability of the existing structure to support scaffolding must be carefully evaluated.  This is because scaffolding systems often rely on anchoring into existing facade elements for lateral stability.  The scaffold design may also require leg supports to rest on top of existing roofs or walls that will impart gravity loads into delicate structural elements. Improperly designed or erected scaffolding can damage an older... Read More

Scaffolding Operator Safety Checklist

Posted on August 25, 2021
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



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The team at Scaffold Solutions really got me out of a bind this past week. Set-up scaffold on Saturday morning and came back Sunday morning to take it back down. Communication was great, speed and safety were excellent and price was fair. I appreciate the solid communication and follow-up from their team and they did a great job helping me get the steel installed in the elevator shaft. Thank you!
Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor
16:01 24 Jan 23
I recently had my fourth floor loft terrace enclosed. Scaffolding Solutions, LLC is the only choice you need to ensure your project is successful! Frank Giuliano visited my home and assessed the area, then coordinated with the Patio Enclosure installation manager to build a custom design that was efficient for the project. Frank’s customer service was remarkable. He constantly communicated updates and I felt very comfortable contacting him with any questions. The scaffolding crew only took one day to assemble and disassemble the scaffold without incident. They were pleasant, professional and respectful of my property. Hands down this was the best experience and I definitely recommend Scaffolding Solutions, LLC.
Giselle Allen
Giselle Allen
15:21 27 Nov 22
el lugar luce muy bonito, la atención muy amable
Muy bueno
Andi Lopez
Andi Lopez
17:30 20 Mar 19
Fantastic company
David Bucciarelli
David Bucciarelli
14:26 29 Sep 18
i love the work they did at DC
Matthew Aleman
Matthew Aleman
17:48 27 Jan 18
Great company and innovative scaffolds!
Jose Pietri
Jose Pietri
18:58 10 Nov 17
The best service and competitive pricing!
Diana DuVall
Diana DuVall
21:01 09 Nov 17
I work here
Tony Bullock
Tony Bullock
15:23 09 Jul 17
Scaffolding Solutions... All I can say is "WOW". I was impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency of the complete experience.
Timmy Willoughby
Timmy Willoughby
14:06 04 May 17
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