The Comparison is Clear

More is more

From the start, we believed Urban Umbrella had potential beyond scaffolding. The idea was always bigger...

It was about urban planning and adding economic and symbolic value to the community. When the pandemic hit and businesses moved their operations outside, we knew we could create a safe, elegant solution to shoddy pop-up tents just as we had done with scaffolding.

 

We designed a customizable "COVID-19 Comeback Kit" with a suite of solutions that includes outdoor heaters, hand sanitizer dispensers, and curbside pick-up lockers to help offices, retailers, grocery stores, restaurateurs, hospitals, and schools stay in business safely.

We partnered with Brooklyn Lab Charter School and leading architecture firms to unveil a new "Front Porch" urban design concept. The Urban Umbrella is being used to create a more orderly area for student drop-offs, temperature screenings, and controlled entry and exit from the building. 

We're rapidly bringing Urban Umbrella into a new market for non-commercial use. In these challenging times, businesses need access to every tool that will bring traffic.

 

Our bright, airy sidewalk canopies are equipped to add heat lamps, custom lighting, and prominent high-quality signage. With this, we can build tasteful outdoor spaces, providing hard-hit businesses like restaurants, retail, and fitness clubs the opportunity to continue serving customers while following safety protocol. 

During COVID, the urban space in New York City has changed, and the sidewalk has become the place where commerce is conducted, where meetings are being held, and where people are eating. We'll start seeing public space used differently over the next couple of years, and that includes shutting down streets for restaurants and allowing temporary structures for retail and restaurant use and for schools.

Innovation at the pace of now

Investing in the product. Investing in the future.

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FEATURES

TRANSLUCENT ROOF

​LED DESIGNER LIGHTING

​NO CROSS-BRACING

MODERN FINISH

​WHITE-GLOVE SERVICE

Urban Umbrella

Custom fabricated, laser cut steel

Traditional Scaffolding

Aluminum and wood

A Safer, Better Approach

Superior Strength, Performance, and Design.

Urban Umbrella qualifies as a New York City Heavy Duty Shed, with a capacity to sustain a 300psf dynamic impact load. The 300psf rating is the most stringent in North America, and thus the Urban Umbrella system can be deployed in all cities on the continent. Capable of supporting pipe scaffolding, it’s suitable for demolition work, complies with local regulations, and is appropriate for both new development work and facade restoration/maintenance scopes.

Structural Integrity

Revolutionary and elegantly designed, Urban Umbrella was engineered to protect sidewalks from falling construction debris. Made of high-strength, recycled steel, and translucent plastic panels, the modern structure is resilient. We fabricate all of our products in-house with steel superior to anything on the current scaffolding market. Made from both chemical and mechanical properties, the material is commonly produced to be used in the construction of storage tanks, bridges, buildings, and other related structural uses.    

Patented Roofing System

Urban Umbrella’s proprietary translucent structural roofing system allows natural daylight to be distributed evenly over the course of the day. Made of crisp, clear polymer resin, the patented Urban Umbrella panels allow for 90% light transmission. This means sweeping skyward views, incredible amounts of sunlight, and an airy feeling for pedestrians. Designed and tested for the most extreme environments and applications, the panels exhibit the highest performance of any engineered resin. The roof is contractor-friendly, slip-free, and balanced for working and pipe-scaffolding support. 

LED Lighting

Urban Umbrella’s proprietary LED lighting system offers enhanced visibility during construction. Gleaming LED illumination gives Urban Umbrella an unmistakable presence by day or night. With long life and low energy consumption, the arched lighting adds a distinctive, elegant styling touch while creating a safer environment for pedestrians at night, illuminating a storefront, and deterring crime, squatting, and loitering. 

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FEATURES

TRANSLUCENT ROOF

​LED DESIGNER LIGHTING

​NO CROSS-BRACING

MODERN FINISH

​WHITE-GLOVE SERVICE

Traditional Scaffolding

Aluminum and wood

Urban Umbrella

Custom fabricated, laser cut steel