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Forrest Theatre restoration makes the pages of Construction Today Magazine!

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There comes a time in every man’s life when they reach the pinnacle of their career and this is it for Superior Scaffold‘s very own estimator, Pat McAndrew.

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The good people at the GBCA and Construction Today Magazine have published an article about one of  his jobs!  Admittedly, this is one really cool project.  We’ve got scaffolding 5 stories high inside the Forrest Theater erected around the audience seats.  We provided the painting and restoration crews with a work deck to access the entire perimeter and the ceiling.

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We also provided scaffold and access in the attic – above the plaster ceiling that hangs precariously above the audience.  Click on any of the pics above to be taken to a fascinating read and some awesome photos.  Or click here.  

Pat really did a great job on this.  Thank you Construction Today for making a man in his prime feel like he now needs to retire and collect junk professionally.  McAndrew and Son.

And in honor of Pat’s publishing success we have this musical number.

If the link gets stripped:https://youtu.be/yIJFV54kAls

And if you need scaffold, scaffolding, access or want to put Pat back to work call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold wins GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award

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Superior Scaffold won the GBCA’s Construction Excellence Award for Best Specialty Contractor for the Penn Tower demolition project. 

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This award goes out to all of our scaffold builders, salesmen, administrators and office personnel who make the jobs run smoothly.  We accept this award for all of you!  And thanks to our awesome clients who continually trust us with their projects.  We are truly grateful.

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Each year the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) recognizes the highest quality of workmanship and building innovation by Philadelphia area companies and we are honored to be included. Judges reviewed each nomination for workmanship, project management details, originality, innovative elements, and special techniques or materials.  Check out all the winners here. 

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This year the awards ceremony was held at the Vie Ballroom in Philadelphia.  It was the biggest award celebration in the history of the GBCA.  And that’s saying a lot since it was also their 20th anniversary celebration.  But again, it is the region’s most sought after construction awards program.

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And a big shout out goes to Lauren Tosti and the staff at the GBCA for putting together an outstanding program!

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Congratulations to all of the winners, sposors and particularly our partners with this award: GC – P. Agnes, owner, University of Penn Health System, and architect, Pennoni.  A great time was had by all.  We will continue to provide our clients the best solutions and customer service and hope to be on the podium again next year.

And since this was Anthony Pini’s job the musical selection is all HIM…

 

 

 

 

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Construction Today Magazine publishes article by Superior Scaffold

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Shawn MacDonald, Superior’s Safety & Training Manager, points out that many companies that rent scaffolding are unknowingly violating OSHA regulations.  He addresses the elephant in the room and offers a tremendous solution to all safety directors in the area.

Read the article and learn why you must have a competent person inspect your scaffolding prior to each work shift.

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It’s an informative and entertaining read.  Let’s just hope that being a published author doesn’t go to his head.  A shout out to Lauren and the people at the GBCA for all of the great work they do!

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If you would like Competent Person Training or any of the training we offer call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Shawn or visit www.superiorscaffold.com  or email: training@superiorscaffold.com

And so appropriate for today’s musical number is the band Icehouse with Mr. Big!  Enjoy.

And if the link gets stripped out:  https://youtu.be/26Tt4PybAMQ

 

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Je suis tombé amoureux de Montréal – Or Just Send Cash! SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition

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Or as the French say, coup de foudre, roughly translated to thunderbolt or it unexpectedly and suddenly seduced you – or me in this case.  I fell in love with this city.  There was something about it that I’m sure the locals can verbalize better than I. 

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Montreal has an old world feel mixed with a modern charm and French accents.  Who could want more?  Did I mention those accents?  Is it just me or were they out of this world? (just listen to the music cuts at the end to see what I mean).

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Okay, maybe I’m biased about this particular convention because of this woman (on the right).

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She made me laugh harder than I have in years at the Bee Access party and then the reception later.  Yes, a shout out to Miss Kelly Coleman from the SAIA and Scaffold & Access Magazine.  Sorry if I’ve just let the cat out to the bag – but she’s a riot!  She pretends to be very quiet and shy but she needs her own comedy special.  😉  And we also need to give a shout out to her counterpart on the left, Miss Allison White, for organizing the entire event and making sure it ran flawlessly from beginning to end.  Thank you!

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Everyone at the SAIA should be proud.  They really put on a great convention this and every year from the presentations.

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Meetings.

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Food.

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To the seminars – you name it.

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So please know how much time and effort they put in and how hard they work.  No don’t send them flowers and accolades just send lots of money.  They told me that’s what they wanted this year instead of thank yous.  Just lots of cold hard cash.

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In fact, now that you mention it.  If there is anything you think that I may have done over the last year that is noteworthy, don’t send me emails saying, “nice article” or “I enjoy reading your stuff”, or “your work is truly amazing and there is no one else in the universe that can do what you do!”  😉  Just send cash

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Concentrer. 

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We were not there to cruise around the city taking in the sites and sounds but to learn new things.

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See new technology and old friends.  Talk scaffolding, access, motors, lifts, platforms, suspended scaffold, equipment and much more.

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And to watch our very own safety expert, Shawn MacDonald wow them with his presentation.  Lots to cover here so let’s get started.

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Who knew that you could get $18 beers at the hotel bar?  What?  No kidding.  The bar tabs were astronomical.  Is that the first negative on this trip?  Wow.  But revenons à nos moutons.  Why would I say, “let us return to our sheep”?  Because it really means, let us return to the matter at hand – not the literal translation. 

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Well, I knew Shawn was good… but I was pretty blown away by his blatant use of foreshadowing an object to drive home his comedy ending during his presentation.  He really did a great job and everyone in the room realized that there was a rising star coming to join Dave Glabe on his proverbial perch as the safety presenter / know it all.  Now we have two seriously entertaining presentations to look forward to. 

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Shawn is now being published in industry magazines, flying across the country giving presentations, training OSHA guys… I’m afraid if this gets any more out of hand Eddie and the boys are going to have to pull out the old photos and pop that massive head of his.  Boys?

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And while we were there our fearless leader and chief picked himself up a new piece of hardware: The SAIA EF Bronze Benefactor Award!  And we all know that he’s the kind of guy that lives for new shiny objects to place all over the office so he can walk in and remind us all just how much smarter, better looking, and better smelling he is than all of us.  It’s just something we all have to put up with.

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In all seriousness, he almost didn’t want to go up to receive it.  Such a modest, shy, quiet guy…  Oh boy.  (maybe when he was 3)  I’m going to pay for this.

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Cherchez la femme.  Loosely translated it means that if a man is seen acting out of character, then a woman will likely be the cause of it.  Well, shall we talk about the Bee Access party and the SAIA closing Gala? 

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When in Montreal why not have performers from Cirque du Soleil entertain at both.

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I will tell you that the band that played at the Bee party was fantastic. 

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It was a perfect blend of jazz and bluesy French Canadian music that fit the rainy night perfectly. 

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What can I say about a Bee Access party?  The queen of all things kick-ass, Miss Nicole just knocked it out of the park again. 

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It was in a great location with yummy food.

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Awesome people!

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Great entertainment.

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And of course – her!  So hats off to Nicole and Bee for another wonderful evening. 

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And the SAIA awards ceremony and closing gala was pretty darn awesome too.  Performers roamed the dance floor.  

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Muscled Canadian men spun boxes and did very difficult gymnastic-y type things in their leotards that kind of defied physics of the human body.  (This pic fascinates me – there are a lot of men watching – in envy – I guess.  LOL.)

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And then there were these three mini-performers.  Just ask Shawn.

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And of course, after all of the excitement,  lectures, meetings, checking out new equipment, shaking hands etc. no blog would be complete without touring the city that I fell in love with.  If my boss fires me for ripping him a little I’m hoping that the good people at Fraco will take me on and I can move to Montreal and be gainfully employed because lord knows, I can’t bend and move like those fellas in the circus.  Okay – maybe once, and then it would be hospitals and green jello the rest of the year.

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I’ll let the photos do the talking.  Pay particular attention to the magnificent churches (inside and out).  Enjoy the pics.  We sure enjoyed the city and the convention!  You can also click here to see all of the photos.

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Jusqu’à ce que nous nous reverrons, Montreal.

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And for your listening pleasure, Axelle Red and Rester Femme. 

If the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/FhbL9rs6dYI

And here’s another song from Thievery Corporation with La Femme Parallel.  Enjoy!

If the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/YC8yvwfYqhc

 

 

 

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It’s WINTER this summer at the Philadelphia Zoo!

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Just when you think it’s too hot to go outside head over to Philadelphia Zoo for some frozen fun and experience a magical snow destination–WINTER.

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Tube down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline built by Superior Scaffold.

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Make snow angels or toss a snowball or two in Snow Zone, a free-play area for all ages.

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Or head into Polar Bear Pavilion designed specifically for little snow tots

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Inside, kids can sled down a smaller version of the large ramp, make snow castles and play in the snow.

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Which ever area you choose to visit it’s all about having fun in the heat this summer and learning about the connection between animals and snow.

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Superior Scaffold and Philadelphia Zoo worked with snow-production company Snow Magic, which uses an “independent snow-crafting” (ISC) process to create the same kind of man-made snow found on ski slopes.

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The only ingredient in ISC snow is water, which will be filtered and recycled throughout the summer to keep the exhibit going.

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The ramp was built using system scaffold and ¾” plywood. The loading platform was 12’ wide X 16’ long X 20’ high with a set of stairs for visitors to climb up.

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The incline itself is 16’ wide X 60’ long. It goes from and elevation of 20 feet down to zero in seconds via a sledding tube.  It’s completely wrapped in a snow themed decorative containment mesh.

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Our marketing director, Erik Highland, tried Snow Leopard Slope and says it’s a blast!

You can see a 360 degree camera shot of his run here:

Here is the link in case the preview window gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/CRkPuz1YjnA

Here’s a promotional video showing how much fun the slide and other activities can be.  

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Superior also built the smaller ramp inside the pavilion as well as all of the walls, supports, and platforms for each of the areas in this exhibit.

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We had a great time on this project and encourage anyone with children to come down and pay a visit.

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The exhibit runs through August 20th. And while you are there be sure to visit all of the great animals from the big cats to the gorillas all around the 42-acre property.

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Here are just a few of the animals nearby.

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We were proud to work with the Philadelphia Zoo on this great exhibit!  If you need a snow ramp or scaffolding or access call Tom at Superior today (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you. Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more

For our musical selection(s) today we start with The Bangles doing a Simon & Garfunkel song.

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/8cNeXWpTVlo

And we end with the Scorpions!

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/DSCj9tBViaQ

Here’s a link to the Philadelphia Zoo:  http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/winter

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold hangs the moon for multiple trades at 205 Race Street

 

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Bridge on Race is a new high rise apartment building designed for modern living in Old City.  The look is elegantly contemporary in a neighborhood with some of the oldest streets and structures in the country.  Rising above the adjacent Ben Franklin Bridge, it boasts incredible city, river and skyline views.

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Superior Scaffold is not one to judge the artistic quality of a structure or how it captures the zeitgeist of American culture.  It is our job to send in the biggest and the best suspended scaffold equipment in the business to help crews get the job done!

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Our modular suspended scaffold work platforms aided two different crews with two different disciplines on this project.  GMI used our suspended scaffolds to install all of the glass and windows on this building.

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EDA followed using our swings to bridge the dramatic angles of the building and install all of the wall panels.  You can see their crew getting the job done.

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In order for these residents to have the best views in the city they needed a ton of glass, as you can see from these pictures.  And yes, that is the Ben Franklin Bridge in the corner of most of the photos.

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I love it when multiple trades can come together and rock the house using our equipment to complete a really unique looking building.

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This shot gives me an opportunity to show you an innovative feature about this particular swing stage.  It is dual rigged.  See the top inset.  You will notice two wire ropes coming off of the beams on both sides.  They call this 4 wire rigging.  The scaffold motor uses one of the wire ropes to climb up and down and the second wire rope goes through an emergency braking device on the motor that prevents the scaffold platform from falling if the primary wire were to break. The lower inset shows how the two wire ropes come through the motor and braking device.

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The second wire rope acts as a safety line for the platform itself.  The main advantage of this dual rigging system is that it allows the worker on the platform to hook a lanyard directly to a dogline (or cable) running horizontally across the mid rail attaching directly to the platform itself. This eliminates the need for independent lifelines that can hang below the stage and provides the worker with much greater access to the entire platform.  You can’t see the dogline in this photo but you can see the bracket that the line attaches to just above the orange bucket.  An innovative option I thought I’d share with you all.

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At one time we had 10 Altrex suspended scaffolds on this job, with multi-players, at different elevations.  Below, you can see what the color will look like with the finished panels.  We will update this once it’s completed.

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Superior was proud to be a part of this skyline-changing project.  And if you should need scaffolding, scaffold, or access for any of your projects call Bob today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Our first musical selection today is really not music but more of an homage to what we do for our clients.  It’s also dedicated to those who want this in their personal lives.  You only live once. Find the good ones and hold on to them! (tell them you love ’em every day)

From “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

If the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/uAERYfeiYBc

And speaking of angels – the actual musical selection is for those people who have been lucky enough to be touched by someone other-worldly and indescribably special.

If the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/qgt9idKAYDw

 

 

 

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500 Walnut St., Suspended Scaffold and Canopy, Ultra-Luxury Housing

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There aren’t too many companies that can say they’ve had a hand in constructing one of the most expensive Ulra-Luxury housing buildings in Philadelphia.

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This property boasts one of the most expensive penthouses that has been sold (even before the building was completed) at almost $18 million dollars. Yes, that’s million. Wow. But I guess you get unprecedented views of the city like the Delaware River stretching up to the Betsy Ross Bridge – to South Jersey – to Independence Mall and more.

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Superior Scaffold was called to provide access to the exterior of this 26 story luxury building so crews could install the glass and do the caulking. 

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We used our standard Altrex modular suspended scaffold platforms to work with the unique levels and intricate design elements.  We had 5 swing stages on the building all working at once.

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When everything is installed and completed this structure should be a real standout among the cluster of skyscrapers in the area.

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We also provided a sidewalk overhead protection system (or canopy) for pedestrians.  It’s built using our system scaffold and one leg sits on Jersey barriers facing the automobile traffic.  We have it netted on both sides and have debris panels on top – all of which are covered in custom graphics.  If you need those to decorate up your project give us a call.

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And if you need access, scaffolding or a transport platform call Bob “The King of Swing” today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

And today’s musical selection comes from Ian Anderson and the boys of Jethro Tull.  This is a decidedly 80’s music video.  LOL.

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/BzJNTNR3_7U

And since I just saw The Fray last night – here’s a bonus music selection.  
In light of a recent incident that I just don’t understand.  🙁 

In case the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/cjVQ36NhbMk

 

The GC is Intech.

 

 

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Superior Scaffold is on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

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Superior Scaffold is proud to be on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

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And there’s a beautiful centerfold in the middle!

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The article is about our scaffold and shoring work on the Divine Lorraine Hotel renovation.

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There are some awesome photos showing just how complicated this job was.  Click on any of the images to see the article in its full resolution.

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A great big shout out to Miss Cathee and the crew at SA Magazine and the SAIA for the incredible work they do!

And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access on any project call Tom at (215) 743-2200 today! He will take care of you.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

Today’s musical interlude is provided by two bands (kind of diametrically opposed points of view for which ever mood you are in).  The first is Death Cab for Cutie, and the second is a highly underrated band from Colorado – Firefall.  Enjoy.  They are both great!

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Let it go. My Self-Awareness lesson.

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So, it happened again.  Yep.  And this time I got mad and thought I’d write about it.  And the worst part is it affects YOU.  Yes, YOU the viewer/reader of this blog because it involves some of the most incredible jobs you will NEVER get to see.  That’s right – NEVER get to see.

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This is for all of you who have tasted glory and held it in your hands, only to have it snatched from your grasp by some evil creature with nasty talons.  I am not going to name names here but there have been several in the last year and a half.  We have done some really spectacular scaffold and shoring jobs throughout the tri-state area that would have won awards, made magazine covers, set industry eyes ablaze, and given some recognition to the scaffold builders who’s hard work and creativity made them possible.

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But no.  This is what you get to see.

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All because someone got mad or asked for too many free items and then decided to shut down marketing access to an incredible project.  So anyway, this is just one example where one person’s push hurts everyone.  Because if you analyze the impact of what they lose; it could be huge.

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This blog is read worldwide. 

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And not only that, the content is often picked up by several awesome publications that then put the word out to an even larger audience.  The exposure for the companies involved grows exponentially, and it’s at no cost to them.   So why on earth wouldn’t you want your super, awesome, incredible, one of a kind job broadcast virally all over the place?

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 Roof Access to Lady of Lourdes statue  

This is where I get frustrated.  I risk life and limb hanging in precarious places all to bring you guys new and unique angles and shots of interesting scaffolding, shoring, swings stages, and more.  And I totally get the proprietary aspect of a new technology or a technique that hasn’t been shown to the world and I respect that.  But to shut down showing YOU awesome photos just because one person has a bug up his butt doesn’t seem very cool.

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Deep breath.

So, as I typed this article thinking I would just get this off my chest and let the administrators at these companies know that we would love to use material for their jobs sites and what a benefit it would be for them – it hit me like a ton of bricks.  This little rant has nothing to do with these companies who don’t want to give us permission to use my photos of their jobs. 

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This post really has to do with me.  Yup. 

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And as I sit here thinking about it – it has to do with my inability to let things go.  I have a tiny little problem.  I am now becoming keenly aware that I try to control things that are simply uncontrollable.  Oh boy.  And as I become more mindful I see it is actually part of a larger problem that has cost me relationships and caused massive heartache and stress. 

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I have always tried to make things better even when they can never be that way.  Instead, I need to be happy with what I DO have and not what could be, even when it comes to jobsite photos.   This realization has come at a cost.  But I guess better seen than never realized.

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So, for all of you who are like me and find yourself frustrated at things that you simply just can’t control, maybe it’s time to step back, take a deep breath and start learning to let things go.  You can’t control the past or the future only the now.  And you certainly can’t control other people and their actions.  So let it go.  I’m working on it.

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And hey, back to the original theme, this isn’t the norm.  Most of our clients are so freaking cool that they love to see their work featured on the blog and in magazines.  So to them, thank you!!!  And keep up the good work.  And to those who won’t give us approval to talk about your super awesome, cool, one of a kind job, well, that’s your choice and your loss.

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I just have to let it go.  I think I just did.

And I’ll probably get a cease and desist from Disney for placing this into the blog. 
Woo hoo.  Bring it – because I’ll just “let it go”. 

And I have to thank Shawn MacDonald at Superior for the idea of this vent/rant/self realization.  And to my boss, Guy, for pointing out my doggedness when it comes to letting things go.  Thanks fellas!

 

 

 

 

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Swinging from the rafters at the Forrest Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

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These are the jobs that make my life fun!  Who gets to climb above the illustrious plaster dome of the Forrest Theater, 5 stories above the audience seating area?  Superior Scaffold does!  And a little later, I’ll show you just what our guys had to go through to get a job like this done.

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This is all part of the massive renovation the Forrest Theater underwent.  We also erected a giant scaffold to get crews to the underside of the ceiling.  You can read about it here.  I took most of these photos while the job was still being built.

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The plaster ceiling literally hangs from suspended cables and steel from the top of the building. And you cannot stand on it or you will fall right through.  So there is an intricate pathway of steps and catwalks that dangle precariously above the dome that we needed to climb on and over to get to the edges of the theater to replace the duct work.

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This job was done entirely using suspension.  We used beam clamps with tubes to anchor to steel when we could.

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And we also used standard drop-in cement anchors to hold the cables when there was no steel to tie-in to.

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As you can see, there was very little room for error – or bodies for that matter. 

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We tied our suspension cables to the anchors and then hung trusses from the ends of the cables and then spanned the trusses with scaffold planks.

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This was an innovative way to create working platforms in these tiny areas.

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Our guys really had to be creative to make this work.

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In addition to the crazy way we had to build these platforms was the circuitous route we had to navigate just getting the equipment to the site.  Check this out.  We had a rope and wheel outside in the alley where our guys could hoist equipment up to the fourth level.  From there they had to maneuver it up and through this small access port.

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And then the equipment had to be passed through this tiny walkway and up this staircase. 

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It then made it onto the tiny catwalks in the ceiling and to the final destination.  I love it when a plan comes together.

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The new duct work went in without a hitch and the theater made its opening night!  We are proud to have been a big part of both phases of this renovation.

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If you need scaffold, scaffolding or access call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he will get you “up air”.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

And for today’s musical number; it’s time to trip you way back… Look at those clothes!

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