On March 12th, members of the Hammerheads Committee were given a tour of the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington D.C. Grunley Construction Co., Inc. is the general contractor and Scaffold Resource, LLC provided the scaffolding for this project.

Mobilization began in February 2011 and they are scheduled to dismantle the last piece in February 2013. The scaffolding was erected to provide a temporary weather-tight barrier during the roof structure replacement as well as to provide working platforms for a complete exterior masonry repair. Some of the highlights include approximately 4000 aluminum beams at an average length of 13’ for a total of 52,000 linear feet of aluminum beams! Scaffold Resource used a 10 man crew to install approximately 3,150 sheets of ¾” fire rated plywood; more than 75,000 scaffolding parts are utilized on this project.

Hammerheads Committee members pictured (l-r): Michelle Kim, Jacqueline Beruete, Elizabeth Benshoff, Nina Manguiri, Steven Patt, Chris Glinski, Leora Davalos, Brandon Cole, Mike Baruccheri, and Andrew VanLandingham. These are the members of the WBC Hammerhead Group who are touring project sites, as well as other team building activities to promote education and additional experiences.

The Art’s and Industries Building project was awarded the 2012 Craftsmanship Star Award for scaffolding; congratulations to Scaffold Resource, LLC!

Special thanks to Leora Davalos and Joel Ross of Scaffold Resource, LLC for arranging the tour.