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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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Lift me up, Scaffolding Alumni Hall, Villanova University

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It’s our job at Superior Scaffold to lift people up; not only physically but emotionally as well. Clients will tell you that our crews are all about solving problems and being upbeat and positive even in the face of adversity. It’s why we have the best guys in the business.

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Well, this job was no different. We had to provide crews access to the dome and cross on top of Alumni Hall, in the heart of the campus at Villanova University.

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Alumni Hall is the oldest building on Villanova’s campus. It was originally constructed in 1848. It serves as a great backdrop for events on the Campus Green and Mendel Field.

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Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Within this suburban campus close to Philadelphia, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.

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And in this day and age, who can’t appreciate the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love? Maybe another gigantic institution should revisit these? Did I just type that? Well, am I really that far off? Just like Villanova University, Superior crews embody these ideals and also help lift people every day.

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Just look at this beautiful scaffold. Don’t get me wrong, the dome and cross are works of art too but what our guys did to get painting crews to the top is magnificent. The scaffolding is system scaffold approximately 50’ high up to the dome and the diameter around the dome was roughly 30’ by 25’ high. We erected the stair tower and then bridged across to the roof where crews built the scaffold around the dome and decked it in at every level. I just love way our guys can build all around a delicate object without touching it.  

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We gave crews access to the entire dome and cross and in turn they really knocked it out. We are proud of our relationship with Villanova University and always support the Wildcats. We thank everyone who has had a part in this job. We can’t wait for the official unveiling in the upcoming weeks.

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And if you need scaffold, scaffolding, access or just a good guy to lift you up – call Tom at 215 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

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And for today’s musical number we have a song about helping and feeling empowered again.  Help someone up today!

And if the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/oZvKJl1kK8g

 

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Access, Lift & Handlers magazine features two Superior Scaffold jobs

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ALH Magazine featured two of Superior Scaffold‘s recent jobs.  The first was our work with Metropolitan Opera House – or Met.  It was quite a large project culminating in a work deck that was approximately 75 feet high.  Click here or on either picture to read the entire article or here to see our original blogpost.

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And the second article features our work at The Residences at Mid-Town Park at 9th & Orange, Wilmington, DE.  We had our new TP-2500 transport platform and several mast climbers there giving crews all access to this new building construction.

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Click on the image above to read the entire article or you can see our original blogpost about it here.

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We are absolutely thrilled and thankful to be featured in this issue of ALH Magazine.

If you need scaffolding, scaffold, transport platforms, mast climbers or access call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

And today’s musical selection is something I heard the other day but it fits… Enjoy.

If the link gets stripped go here: https://youtu.be/Qg6BwvDcANg

 

 

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The Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia comes to life!

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The Metropolitan Opera House or Met located at 858 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia (yes, Philly has a Metropolitan – not just NY) is undergoing a $56 Million restoration as a new Live Nation concert venue.

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The beautiful building has been sitting vacant for years. The 39,200-square foot theater was built in 1908 by Oscar Hammerstein I and called the Philadelphia Opera House. When it first opened in it was home to the Philadelphia Opera Company and sat some 4000 people as the largest venue of its kind in the world. In 1910 Hammerstein sold it to the Metropolitan Opera of New York and ever since it’s been known as the Metropolitan or Met.

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The large building that takes up a full city block at Broad and Poplar Streets will be converted into a 3,500 person venue. The main theater will be transformed for seated and standing-only general-admission concerts; however, the opera house also contains a number of smaller rooms that could be used as additional performance spaces or be converted into lounges.

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The building boasts incredible decorative artwork, ceilings, walls, balconies and architecture and will open in all its renovated glory in December 2018.

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Superior Scaffold was brought in by GC, Domus, Inc. to provide access to the entire interior and exterior of the building. And what an enormous job this is.

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Let’s start with the interior of the theater itself. This gigantic theater was a real challenge because of the slope elevation where the seats and walkways go. We had to get multiple restoration crews to the ceiling and all sides of the theater.

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To do that we used system scaffold that was 120 feet wide by 162 feet long with a deck that sat just below the ceiling at approximately 75 feet high.

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We also provided work decks at every 6’6” level to touch the exterior walls. We had two stair towers, one on each side, to give everyone access to their working position.

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The equipment was loaded in from access doors near the stage and carted into place where crews then erected the scaffold. To assist, we enlisted the help of a 1000 pound BetaMax Maxial track or ladder material hoist. The Maxial Track scaffold hoist is the safest, fastest, scaffold delivery system available and is adaptable quick and builds with you. You can mount it inside or out and is flexible enough to work perfectly with this configuration.

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This enormous scaffold got painting, masonry, carpenter crews, and more up the to the ornate ceiling where they could do their work.

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Some of the art, colors and decorative woodwork are fantastic.

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This place is really going to sparkle when she is all done.

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We also installed scaffold on three sides of the building and debris netted them in for safety. Let’s start with Broad Street since it’s the front of the theater.

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We are providing access to the façade, which includes the illustrious balconies, and also to the parapet as well.

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We also installed a 245 lineal foot canopy out front for pedestrian protection. It’s 10 feet wide X 8 feet high and has parapet walls on the perimeter of the canopy. It’s also anchored to the sidewalk, engineered and rated at 300 lbs.

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The scaffold is 245 lineal ft. x 4 feet wide and 65 feet high with work decks every 6’-6” and a top deck approx. 4 feet below top of wall.

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There is one stair tower for access to the work decks and one BetaMax Maxial 1000lb track hoist to get material up.

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Let’s move to the scaffolding on Poplar Street. It’s 165 lineal ft X 4 feet wide with work decks every 6’6” for access and a top deck that sits 4 feet below the top of the wall. There is also a stair tower to access the work decks and black debris netting all the way around.

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I told you this was quite a job. And we have an almost identical set up on Carlisle St. Unfortunately, that wasn’t erected when I took the photos. And the back of the building is to get several of our suspended scaffold or swing stage units for renovation. Again, they were not up at the time I took the photos.

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With this renovation the hope is that the North Broad Street corridor will just get better and better and attract people from all walks of life into the area. It’s all part of the revitalization effort the city and developers have embarked on.

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In its prior life this venue was an opera house, a movie theater, and ballroom and in its last incarnation was a church. The Holy Ghost church congregation still holds stake in the theater and will continue to hold Sunday services at the theater when it reopens in December.

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There are some big acts slated for the opening date. Superior was proud to be working with GC – Domus, Inc. on this prestigious job bringing the Met back to life!

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If you need scaffold, scaffolding or access call Tom at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he will rock your world or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more.

In honor of one of my Mothers, who sang with Mario Lanza, is today’s musical number.

And for more info on the The Met:

https://youtu.be/3P8S68I9YdQ

https://philly.curbed.com/2018/1/26/16935824/philadelphia-metropolitan-opera-house-live-nation-blumenfeld

 

 

 

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Transport Platform, Mast Climbers, The Residences at Mid-Town Park, 9th & Orange, Wilmington, DE

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Superior Scaffold does its part to help the rejuvenation of Wilmington’s central business district. We provided our TP-2500 transport platform and several mast climbing units to help BPGS construct this $75 million, 231 unit luxury apartment complex in downtown.

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The Residences at Mid-Town Park, located at 820 N. Orange St, are getting high end amenities such as 12,000 square feet of retail space, a 511 space parking garage, demonstration kitchens and dog-washing stations in each unit. The Residences also will feature an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and screening room.

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It’s all in the plan to create change in the struggling central business district to where people both live, work and play on Market Street. The once vibrant area is now getting a much needed shot in the arm with housing, restaurants and offices.

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Superior was brought in not only to give crews access with our multiple, heavy duty MC-3615 mast climbers but also provide equipment and personnel to each floor using our new TP-2500 transport platform. The combination of the two provided the necessary firepower to keep this job running on time and on schedule.

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Our transport platform went in first to provide crews and equipment to each floor. The Superior TP 2500 is a versatile, dual purpose, rack and pinion transport platform designed for the safe transportation of material and personnel both inside and outside of buildings.  The modular design allows our transport platforms to be adapted to customer’s needs with a variety of car sizes, loading capacities (up to 5,000 lbs), and variable speed configurations from 29.9 FPM to 80 FPM. It was brought in because of its versatility and the ability to safely deliver lots of equipment to each floor. And as the building grew we were able to add sections of the mast to get it to the new floors.

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The mast climbers were brought in to help the crews get access to install the new exterior wall panel system. It’s a pretty cool and innovative system. Take a look at the photos. We used the MC-3615 mast climbers because they are able to carry as much as 8,000 pounds on one unit and are perfect for this type of application. We chose these units so the crews could make repeated lifts up and down with the heavy sections of panels to be installed on the exterior of the building. Some traditional scaffold was used on the opposite side where crews were doing to lighter façade work.

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All told we had 6 mast climbers around this two building structure all working simultaneously to complete it. It’s not the biggest project but given the amount of space and time we had to work with it’s a very cool building with awesome potential. And it gave us the perfect opportunity to use our brand new transport platform.

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We have to give a shout out to the honorary Mayor of Wilmington, our very own estimator, Anthony Pini. For twenty-five years he has been helping the companies in this area with their access solutions. And with the new revitalization he is keeping us jumping and has earned his namesake – Mayor of Wilmington. All kidding aside, Superior is proud to be working with the Buccini/Pollin Group, one of Wilmington’s biggest developers, on this two-year project.

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The revitalization of this historic area is something to see. We know this luxury apartment complex is just the beginning for further growth, change and development in the area.

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Here’s a rendering from the other end of the project.  If you need access, scaffolding, scaffold or anything just call Tony P (honorary Mayor of Wilmington) and he’ll take care of you.  (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And for our musical number we are going way back to 1985 – I couldn’t resist – as cheesy as it is.  Ha.
And yes, I’m back!

If the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/K1b8AhIsSYQ

 

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Cantilever landing deck at Bryn Mawr Hospital

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These are the kind of jobs that intrigue me. It’s not huge but it’s very cool and was designed for a unique purpose.

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Superior Scaffold was brought in to help Philly D&M solve a problem. They needed more room to fly pre-fabricated wall panels up with a crane and then land them somewhere so there was enough room to lean them over and pull them inside onto the floor where they could be placed.

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We designed a 23’ X 12’ cantilever landing deck that protruded out of the seventh floor giving crews just the extra room they needed to maneuver the large panels.

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This platform was built using 28’ aluminum stringer beams, system scaffold and wood decking, designed with a load capacity of 2500 pounds.

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It worked like a champ. We are proud to be helping with the new Bryn Mawr hospital project. We’ve got several canopies around the premises. (Read about them here).

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And if you need access solutions with out of the box thinking, call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 today and ask for Bob.

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And today’s musical selection has nothing to do with cantilevers or hospitals – it’s just that “my boys” (for Guy) in Black Label have a new album out and here’s a taste.

If the video gets stripped out – here’s the link: https://youtu.be/YT1ljQ1c3_4

Sub: Philly D&M

GC: HSC

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Let the Pictures do the talking! Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Expansion/Addition

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5 stories of system scaffold.

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Odd shapes and customized layouts on every elevation.

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Giant dance floor at the top.

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One incredible job!

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With some jobs it’s better just to let the pictures do the talking and this is certainly one of them!

Superior Scaffold provided the scaffolding for the new 22,000 square-foot atrium/lobby as part of the hospital’s expansion/addition at the Cherry Hill campus. And as of this month Kennedy Hospital will be known as Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital as part of a merger between Jefferson Health and Kennedy Health.

The cool thing about this job was the layout. We had to follow the curve of the atrium and unique design of the interior to erect this huge scaffold.

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There were sections where we had to build up and through openings in lower floors to get crews, from multiple trades, to where they needed to be.

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There was electric, glass, carpenters, finishers and mechanicals all using our scaffold.

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You can see how things are shaping up.

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The finished job looks fantastic. Have a peek at these GIFs – during and finished.  The finished photos are from Halkin/Mason photography. 

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The new lobby includes a gift shop, café, community spaces and much more.

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We are proud to be a part of this prestigious expansion. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital continues to bring world-class health care to patients in the South Jersey Community.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold or access to any of your projects call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And today’s musical number is courtesy of the boys in Aerosmith.  Since we are letting the photos do the talking why not let the music do the talking as well. Enjoy.

And if the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/dacZjjkUFx8

Just a reminder – these photos were taken during the erection process and are not of the completed scaffold.

 

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Championship Scaffolding & Work Platform at Villanova University Swimming Pool

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Back to school and back to winning championships!  It was the Wildcat men’s basketball program that got most of the glory for winning the 2016 NCAA Championship but this time it’s the three-peat BIG EAST champion Wildcat women who are looking for their fourth consecutive swimming and diving championship in 2017.  That’s quite a feat!  Coach Rick Simpson and his team deserve a hand!

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And Superior Scaffold wanted to do its part to lend a hand.  We were called in to provide access to the cieling of the swimming arena so new mechanicals and HVAC could be installed.  We erected three work platforms from the bottom of the pool to the ceiling.  We’ve done this several times now.  You can read about the other jobs here.

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Villanova University is dedicated to their athletic program and the facilities that house them.  Devine Brothers, Inc. provided the HVAC and mechanical upgrades to the make the venue not only look fantastic but properly ventilated and working like new.

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In order to get crews access to the critical areas we installed 3 scaffold towers with work decks in various locations in the pool.  All of the towers were built from the finest steel system scaffold, culled in specialty mills.  They were placed and guided into position with the skill and finesse only our Superior scaffolders posses.

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And then each was topped off with steel plank to give crews a super sturdy and safe work area.  Trust me.  If they don’t feel safe and secure “up-air”, they will let us know.  So we make sure to build ‘em right. 

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Each tower had to sit on the bottom of the swimming pool and if you look at the photo you will see that the pool is sloped into the deep end.  The cool part is that we used swivel jacks to compensate for the angle or slope of the pool.

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Crews got up, installed, upgraded, rocked the house, danced around, painted, and then retreated leaving one super clean, optimally functioning facility for the Wildcats to train in.

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Mission accomplished.  Let’s hope they bring home their fourth consecutive championship this year!

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Thanks for letting us be a part of history.

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And as part of our musical journey here at Superior radio we dig deep into the funky, groovy, 70’s, jazz fusion-y, love ballad era that our boss just dreams about being a part of.  Oh, and he was – you should see the photos of him with his hair!  And his nickname was “Funky Guy” Anyway, we present Hummingbird and “Cryin’ for Love”.  Enjoy.

If the link get’s stripped out: https://youtu.be/EIp6VQzEueU

FYI – Hummingbird is basically the remnants of the Jeff Beck Band without Beck.

 

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“Meet me tonight in Atlantic City” – Resorts Casino Renovation

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To quote Bruce Springsteen from the song, Atlantic City, “Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact.  Maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” Not that Resorts Casino has died but the building is coming back, and in a big way. Yes, I’m gong to reach with a few parallels from the song to our job so hold onto your shorts.  To hear the song – scroll to the bottom or (click here).

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I’m just pointing out that like our young couple in the song looking to rebuild in Atlantic City – we too are from Philadelphia coming to Resorts Casino to help revitalize the building by providing crews access to bring it back to life.  So, in a round about way, you could say that Superior Scaffold could be seen as the protagonist of this story.

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Over time, the elements take their toll on the exterior, especially down the shore.  It’s our job to give crews access to do that restoration and repair work and make it look spectacular again.

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This is a great looking building and for you people into architectural terms I’m going to throw out a few today. (click here to see)  Let’s start with what they are doing to the structure.  For those who didn’t know, Resorts was the first legal casino outside of Nevada when it opened on May 26, 1978.  The Resorts site was originally the Chalfonte House and the Haddon House built at the turn of the century.  The Ocean Tower still stands and was the original Haddon Hall and was built in 1927.  It’s 260 feet tall and contains 460 guest rooms. The base is home to the casino floor, spa and main retail and dining rooms. 

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It’s on this building where we have provided one twin Mast Climber, 8 suspended scaffolds and about 125 feet of overhead protection.

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They are doing a total exterior restoration and we provided crews access to the entire façade all around the structure.  You can see just how intricate and awesome the detailing and work is.

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In several shots you can see where they have actually removed the belt course for cleaning and replacement.  It’s also called a stringcourse or sillcorse – it is a continuous row or layer of stones or brick in a wall.  Set in line with window sills, it helps to make the horizontal line of the sills visually more prominent.  You can also see other areas they are renovating from brick to sills to the stone headers.

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In many of the photos, the crews are at the top are working on the spindles or balustrade (this is a railing supported by balusters, especially an ornamental parapet on a balcony, bridge or terrace). These will be cleaned, repaired and or replaced and painted to make them look just like new!  I told you I would be giving you some new terms today.

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They are also working on the cornice and the frieze section (a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling) just below the cornice.  According to architectural terms it is the wide central section of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice.  😉

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Let’s talk about some old familiar terms like Altrex modular suspended work platforms, Power Climber and BisoMac210 motors.  We have eight suspended scaffold work platforms all around this building providing crews access.

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We also have one MC-3615 Mast Climber, work platform strategically positioned just to the right of the main entrance.  These are awesome when there is no access from the roof for the suspended scaffold units.

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And to protect the pedestrian traffic down below we have roughly 125’ of overhead protection systems up around the base of the building.

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This is one ornate, cool, colorful building that’s going to look incredible once it’s completely restored.  And I must say that the guys at Joseph Dugan, Inc. are doing an awesome job.

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So let’s recap.  We came from Philly, didn’t have anything to do with the Chicken Man ;), brought our gear and gave the crews the necessary access to bring this building back to life.  It sounds like we were the heroes of this story or at least a subplot, providing support for the main plot.

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And with that in mind, here is the musical inspiration for today’s post.  Bruce Springsteen with Atlantic City

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/M3eu1gW-bQ8

And you know the drill.  If you need your building brought back to life or you need access or scaffolding for your project, call Bob “The King of Swing” today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you.  Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

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Hanging bridge platform, Smedley Park trestle, Springfield, PA

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SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) wanted to paint the structural steel beams and panels on the trestle that carries the trolley over Crum Creek at Smedely Park in Springfield, PA.

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Painters were only able to reach a portion of the exterior using a high-reach so they called Superior Scaffold to install a hanging bridge platform to give crews complete access to the exterior and interior of the trestle. 

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Superior’s crew clamped spreaders onto the flange of the steel beams on the trestle and then hung trees from them and then decked it in using steel plank.  

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I love these kinds of jobs!  They are not something you get to see everyday.  Just check out the photos.

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Here you can see Jimmy (Air Force) placing the plank while constructing the work platform that will give the crew access to the inside.

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We used outriggers or side brackets on one side so they could also reach the exterior beams and panels.

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We also installed a system scaffold stair tower with 8’ high security plywood for access.

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This is part of the SEPTA 101 trolley route. 

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Trolleys pass through Smedley Park on their way to 69th St. terminal in Upper Darby, PA and Orange St. in Media, PA.

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The trolley looks an awful lot like a city bus without wheels.  Just sayin’.  And remember, these photos were taken during the installation process and it might appear some necessary components are missing.  I assure you they are all in place now.

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St. Jimmy Dwyer powa’ lifts his breakfast.

The park is named after Samuel L. Smedley, the local founder of the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Board.  It’s located on 120 acres of land between Media and Springfield, PA.  The park has been transformed into a multi-purpose recreational area while still maintaining its natural beauty.  It now features play areas for children, picnic and hiking paths, walking bridges and playing fields.

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Moving of the morning steel with Father Will Collins.

If you need access to a hard to reach area or need a work platform of any kind call Pat at Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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And today’s musical number is dedicated to a Broadway show aficionado and Philly expatriate.

In case the link gets stripped out:  https://youtu.be/hmx1L8G25q4

 

Some links to additional info on Smedley Park and SEPTA:

http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/parks/pdf/SmedleyTrails.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Mill_Road_station

 

 

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