Marr Wins ALH Access Project of the Year

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Marr Scaffolding’s roof rigging and shoring towers support swing stages on Encore’s north wall

Marr erected eight swing stages for a distance of 185 feet for window installations on the two exterior sheer walls of the 350-ft.-tall curved glass tower.

Five 30-foot “birdcages” or walkways were installed on Encore’s roof.

The below press release was featured in the November issue of High Profile.

Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH) and publisher KHL Group hosted the fourth annual ALH Awards celebrating North America’s best in the access and rental industry. The Awards, in conjunction with the ALH Conference, was attended by industry professionals in San Diego on September 12th. Marr Scaffolding Company (MSC) was honored to be awarded “Access Project of the Year” in the “Access Equipment” category, which recognized the Marr access equipment utilized at the Encore Boston Harbor project in Everett, MA for general contractor Suffolk (Boston, MA), glass manufacturer Ferguson Neudorf Glass (Beamsville, Ontario) and electric sign company YESCO (Las Vegas, NV).

MSC’s access equipment at Encore included 12 boom lifts, 45 scissor lifts, and 13 suspended scaffold platforms for the installation of the glass façade and signage on the exterior sheer walls of the three million-square-foot structure. For MSC, Encore Boston Harbor represented one of the most complicated and challenging suspended scaffolding projects in the company’s history due to the demanding schedule, weather conditions and location. The installation of scaffolding was extensive; 20 systems scaffold towers were erected on top of Encore’s sheer walls and 30-foot “birdcages” or walkways were built around the steel to provide access for contractors. 

In addition to MSC, sister companies Daniel Marr & Son Company and Marr Crane & Rigging played a major role in the construction of the casino. In June 2018, Daniel Marr & Son completed the steel erection having installed over 12,000 tons of steel and metal decking. Concurrently, Marr Crane & Rigging provided a variety of cranes during the steel erection phase including several 90-ton cranes and a 300-ton crane.

Marr congratulates all other ALH Awards winners for their impressive work. KHL Group is a diversified media company and supplier of international construction information through numerous magazine brands including Access, Lift and Handlers, an access-related publication.