UBS Scaffolding Utilizes A Unique Aluminum Frame Access System That Meets Every Engineering Challenge


UBS scaffolding systems are recognized around the world for engineering excellence. Our custom solutions have been employed at highly visible public projects such as the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, the Washington Monument, NYC Waterfalls, and the Jefferson Memorial.  For more than eight decades, UBS has been counted on to design, furnish, install, and dismantle creative and innovative scaffolding structures that keep workers and the public safe.

Washington Monument

This award-winning scaffold stood 565 feet and was designed, fabricated, and erected in 1999 and again in 2013. It consisted of 37 miles of aluminum tubing with a design load in excess of one million pounds, to accommodate potential ice and snow loading. The scaffold structure followed the taper of the monument and was crowned with a customized pyramid structure for the final 65 feet.

The Statue Of Liberty

In 1984, UBS designed and installed scaffolding around the Statue of Liberty that made the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest freestanding scaffold in the world. UBS also designed, fabricated, and installed the special crane in the highest corner tower, which safely lifted the old, ailing torch to the ground.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

UBS was able to accommodate the Shrine’s request to stay open for regular services throughout the renovation by designing a scaffold that was supported from the Shrine’s main columns. This was done using two large collector trusses, weighing approximately 12,000 pounds each. An elaborate roller system allowed the scaffold platform to travel atop the trusses from the Redemption Dome to the Incarnation Dome.