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It’s a mystery to me. Scaffolding Conwyn Arms, Bryn Mawr, PA

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I do know a Bronwyn… so I had to hit the google and see just what is the definition of Conwyn. Here’s what I found. _______________

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Yep. Nothing. I couldn’t even get to the root of the word. So I looked up Bronwyn and this is what it said: English language feminine given name, which is an anglicized variant of the Welsh name Bronwen, meaning bron (“breast”) and gwen (“white, fair, blessed)”.

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Left with really no answer as to what exactly Conwyn Arms meant, I turned Superior Scaffold’s resident nerd, estimator, history buff, and garbage collector, Pat, to see what he knew. And I’ll be danged if he didn’t have something. He said that that entire area was settled by the Welsh in the 1700’s and the “wyn” would certainly be of that ancestry.

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He also pointed out that in Radnor, PA there are several monuments to their homeland erected off the Blue Route and E. Lancaster Ave; particularly a stone dragon and a stone hut. Wow. Now, we have something to go on. He was darn close. It wasn’t a dragon but a Griffin inspired by paintings in the British Isles, and the hut was a Cairn, inspired by shepherd’s cairns high in the rocky Welsh hills.

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But what about Conwyn? We still have don’t have a definitive on that. Pat did find a Conwy Wall around a Welsh castle but again there isn’t an N at the end. So the mystery continues. We’ve got a call into the owners to see if they just made up the name or if there is some historical significance. We will keep you posted.

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What we do know is that the Conwyn Arms is an apartment complex on the main line that was in need of masonry repair and restoration. Mara Restoration called Superior Scaffold to provide complete access to the façade so crews could repoint, repair, restore and clean the existing exterior.

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We provided a five-story system scaffold with a ladder and decked it in at every level and then added a ramp or gangway from the parking lot to the work area. We also provided a material hoist in the form of a Patriot 1000 to get material up to the crew.

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The job went off without a hitch and the building looks fantastic. I hope we can get to the bottom of the name mystery. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for these Welsh landmarks off the Blue Route and E. Lancaster Area. And look for the blue town seal elements on the bridge overpass as you’re heading East or West on Lancaster Ave.

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And if you need scaffolding, scaffold or access call Pat at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll give you a history lesson or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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And for our musical selection we turn to that British band, Dire Straits, for the perfect song. Let it play. It’s a slow and awesome build. Enjoy!

Click here to see the google earth image of the Griffin and Cairn.

For more information on the Conwyn Arms and art installations:

https://conwynarms.com/

Click here to learn more about the Radnor enhancement project.

Click here to learn about William Reiman, the artist behind the installations.

 

 

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Check it out! Post installation inspection – Canopy, Penn Medicine

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This isn’t a big job but it has a very important distinction. If you look closely at the pictures you will see Superior’s Safety Director, Shawn MacDonald, doing a post installation inspection on this overhead protection system (canopy).

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Now, why is this important? Well, it’s part of our safety protocol and it insures the utmost safety for the contractors, subs and pedestrians.

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On the surface, this is a regular system scaffold canopy with debris panels and interior lighting but at it’s core it’s a pedestrian safety super structure. These things are made to withstand a tremendous amount of stress from all angles.

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It’s at 3600 Civic Center Ave and is part of a new Penn Medicine building. In fact, you can see the crane and structure going up in the photos.

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So, when you see Shawn out inspecting you will know that your job is getting top-notch attention, construction and safety ratings.

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Because if he does find something that might be suspect (which rarely happens with our builders) he calls and immediately has it remedied.  So say hi, buy him a donut, a coffee and some free movie tickets.

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This is just one way Superior Scaffold helps keep workers and pedestrians at your job site safe.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold, overhead protection (canopy) or access call Pat today at 215 743-2200 and he will get you up and rolling or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

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And for our musical selection today it’s only fitting that we go with Check it Out by John Mellencamp.

And look at that hair.  That’s for Patrick – our rock and roll guy.

GC – LF Driscoll

 

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Love, love, love… All you need is Love. Scaffolding St. Vincent de Paul Church

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I saw a quote today that said, “I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear,” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and it made me think. If you let hate build up over time it becomes toxic and can cause dis-ease in the body, as Wayne Dyer used to say, and destroy your health. Therefore the person we hurt the most with hate, resentment, grudges and dislike is ourselves. We are not always treated fairly or with respect, even by the ones we love but when we carry anger, hate or hurt we become no better than the people or person we feel has hurt us. We can’t control their behavior only they can do that but we don’t need to be crippled by it either.

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HATE and LOVE have the same amount of letters so why don’t we choose LOVE instead of hate. I have been trying to eliminate that word from my vocabulary for a variety of reasons, especially when it comes to other humans. Why put out that energy for anyone? You can hate cream of corn or brussels sprouts but another human? Why? None of us are perfect but we are perfectly human, right? You can dislike the way someone behaves or mistreats you but to hate them isn’t very divine. Putting that energy out into the universe doesn’t do you or anyone any good. And trust me, it does come back around.

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This post came about when I saw the people in and around Saint Vincent de Paul Church in Germantown, PA. They have the most amazing support services for everyone in the community. They were so loving and caring at a time when this nation seems to be so divided.

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And then seeing the actual work being done to get this beacon of hope back to its full glory made me think that it was a great metaphor for the coming year.

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Here are a few photos of the work that’s being done to the dome.

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And, as crazy as it sounds, it was our scaffolding that got crews to the very top to make this project shine on.

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Seeing this image reminded me that for so many of us in life or business it’s easy to harbor resentment or dislike someone or for things that happened in the past but it’s better to forgive and understand that we are all human and who knows what was going on with the other person. Knowing that you approach another human being with love and respect and understanding while extending an olive branch is really the first step to learning about and loving yourself. And if, that realization mends a fence or lifts a spirit or builds a bridge then good on you, but start with love and end with love. Your world, and the entire world, will be a better place.

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So what does this have to do with scaffolding and this job? Just that we, at Superior Scaffold, really pride ourselves on only putting out good energy in every aspect of our business. We feel it makes for a better workplace and thus better employees and ultimately better work for you, the customer. And isn’t that what it’s all about – the best work for the customer.

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And in this new year, I think we can all benefit from a little love. So remember, the next time you find yourself feeling resentment, anger or hurt towards a client or customer or loved one, really look at what you dislike and remember what you learned or from that other person.  And then forgive and embrace a new mentality.  We are all on this planet for a short time so let’s work to make it a better place.

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As Dr. King said, “To love is to forgive and love is the most precious gift given to us. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.  He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love…Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act.  It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship.  Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.  It is the lifting of a burden or the canceling of a debt…There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”  (Loving your Enemies – Sermon – Christmas, 1957, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)

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Say, I love you! Then say, I love myself as many times a day as needed or pop into a place like St. Vincent De Paul Church (at 109 E Price St, Philadelphia, PA 19144) and feel the love.

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Let’s all start 2019 the right way.

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LOVE.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access call Tommy at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

And for our musical selection we have the Beatles. “Everybody.  All together now.” Enjoy and be safe.

If the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/_7xMfIp-irg

A little about the job: We had a stair tower out of system scaffold to get restoration crews up to the dome and cross. We then had 6 more levels of system scaffold decked in to give complete access around the dome and provide and safe and stable work platform. Crews were repairing & replacing metal, patching and painting the dome and cross.

 

 

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