Workers attending a safety training.

Safety Training: It’s in American Scaffolding DNA

All of our training is in accordance with guidelines and recommendations of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) and Scaffolding, Shoring and Forming Institute, Inc. (SSFI). Our training encompasses Competent Person Training, as well as user training on most systems.

What Would the Egyptians Have Done With a Mast Climber?

A recent article, How Did Egyptians Build the Pyramids? Ancient Ramp Find Deepens Mystery, reported the discovery of an ancient ramp system that dates to the period in which the Egyptian pyramids were built. Although this discovery…

Do You Have a Safety Program or a Safety Mindset?

What contributes to the effectiveness and success of a safety program in any given organization? Perhaps it’s something more than a “safety program”. We’d like to suggest that success is driven by a safety mindset.
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Market slower than usual? Get yourself set up to move fast!

If you find 2021 a bit slow getting started, it’s a good time to reinforce some core components for long term success. One great option is safety training to enhance and reinforce processes, procedures, and knowledge about safe use of the equipment you use on the job.

Ladder Safety is not Child’s Play

One key component of ladder safety is making sure you have the right ladder for the job. Will you need one that is a self-supporting, straight, or extension ladder? So many options are available - single pole ladders, step ladders, multipurpose ladders, platform (podium) ladders, extension ladders, telescoping ladders and more.

What would YOU do with a Scanclimber SC8000?

Whether you know us well or are checking out American Scaffolding for the first time, it may be news that our product offering also includes mast climbers, specifically the SC8000 by Scanclimber. We acquired two Scanclimber SC8000 units, along with accessories, earlier this year.

NOT for the Job Site: Free Solo

When you’re in the scaffolding business, working in any way with or around scaffolding, it’s easy to feel torn between several reactions to Free Solo. These range from “Is the guy NUTS?!?!” to “The guy’s an outright mountain goat and hero!”.

How Scaffolding Led to Stories from Around the World

It’s amazing what a chance glance at scaffolding atop the Tribune Tower can lead to. Somehow it seems fitting. In its most utilitarian way, scaffolding creates a platform that can lift us ever higher. Hopefully, the stories we learn about and create serve to keep lifting us to greater heights as well.
Wrigley Field Scoreboard with scaffolding.

The Cincinnati Reds, Scaffolding and the Windy City

One of the first sights to stop us in our tracks was none other than, yes, scaffolding. Frankly, you can’t miss it in Chicago. Still, stopping and starting amongst blaring taxis, this site caught my attention: the historic Tribune Tower with scaffolding perched just near the top of it. Barely visible at street level to the typical pedestrian or motorist, it sang out to me, as one whose blood almost runs through scaffolding.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse standing tall against the blue sky.

From Beacon to Beacon, with a Side of Scaffolding

The story of the restoration work that scaffolding supported at the Bodie Island lighthouse opened our eyes to history that we hadn’t considered before. First, time seems to take on new meaning, when considering that the Bodie Island light had shined steadily for nearly 140 years. The lighthouse first began operating in 1872, and did so day after day, year after year, until 2011, when restoration began.

Summer Road Trip, Installment 1

With summer well underway, it’s fitting that a nostalgic look back at the family road trip is the focus of a newly released book, Don’t Make Me Pull Over. It’s conveniently well-timed for our summer blog series on notable places to visit. “Notable” for us, I admit, in that each has a scaffolding-related story.
The unique ceiling of Union Terminal in Cincinnati

American Scaffolding and Cincinnati’s Historic Union Terminal

The role American Scaffolding has played in the building’s renovation seems like a modest one, providing scaffolding that raises workers to great heights both inside the building and out. This isn’t simply another construction job; it’s restoring a piece of art and revitalizing a piece of history.
Swing Stage Scaffolding Riverside Methodist Hospital

Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio

American Scaffolding, Inc. was selected by Pioneer Cladding and Glazing to design a two tier swing stage and 45 degree corner swing stage. Challenges included creating a semi rigid connection between the two swing stages.
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Princeton High School Cincinnati, Ohio

American Scaffolding, Inc. was selected by Turner/DAG Construction to design a large multi-level dance floor that would that would form fit to the radius wall featured in the new theatres design. A large obstacle to overcome was creating a radius scaffold that would perfectly fit to the theatre’s architectural design.
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Simon Property Group Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana

American Scaffolding, Inc. was selected by Architectural Glass & Metal Company, Inc to design an overhead protection that would allow people as well as vehicular traffic to continue its normal flow to and from the building’s entrances and exits.
Custom Swing Stage Platform Childrens-Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Kasota Office & Garage

Pioneer Cladding and Glazing paired up with American Scaffolding, Inc. to safely and efficiently design a custom swing stage platform. American Scaffolding, Inc. creative staff devised a plan that allows work to be performed on the front face as well as the cut out in the wall.
Dance Floor Swing Stage Stratford-Kenwood

Stratford at Kenwood Assisted Living Cincinnati, Ohio

American Scaffolding, Inc. designed and installed a dance floor swing stage that allowed workers to access the exterior wall and roof overhang. The custom designed swing stage had (4) hoist, one in each corner to allow for a smooth transition up the exterior wall.
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Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge's unique design lends itself to many challenges. American Scaffolding, Inc. caters to nontypical building shapes and designs by creating job specific swing stages that match the exact contour of the building. The adjustable corner allows for custom angles to be created by simply adjusting the corner section to the desired angle.
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Great American Ball Park

American Scaffolding Inc was proud to work alongside Ben Hur Construction in developing and building a customized swing stage that fit perfectly around the light towers. The challenges involved in this project ranged from developing a swing stage that would allow ease of access to the light towers themselves to properly installing the system in the safest and most efficient means possible.

St. Paul Catholic Church Lexington, Kentucky

Schnell Contracting sought out American Scaffoldings, Inc. expertise to design and build a scaffold platform that would allow ease of access during the restoration process. The scaffolding platform was designed around two concepts: preserving historical detail and ease of access.
Custom truss system Christ-Hospital-Overhead-Protection-(7)

Christ Hospital Mt. Auburn Campus Cincinnati, Ohio

American Scaffolding, Inc. was selected by Messer Construction to design an overhead protection that would allow people as well as vehicular traffic to continue its normal flow to and from Christ Hospitals Emergency Department and Parking Garage.