Category Archives: Scaffolding


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

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

Posted on April 18, 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

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

Thank You From the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Posted on August 13, 2021
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
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
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
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



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