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Tommy can you hear me? Shoring parking garage at ACME Markets

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How do you help a customer that needs to support the top deck of a parking garage while they repair a cut tension cable and repave?

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You do what super Superior Scaffold estimator Tommy (can you hear me) Creighton did and that’s erect three system scaffold shoring towers to support the structure. Holy moly, you try saying that sentence three times really fast.

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The real challenge of this job was making sure that the areas that needed support were shored up so the folks at Structural Maintenance Systems could do their work. Thanks to Alternate Design Solutions for their calculations to make sure we did just that. Now, I know what you are all thinking… Given that we are learning Tommy is a savant or even a genius why didn’t he just do it?

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Well, truthfully, he had other things to worry about like how to keep Keith Moon sitting upright on the drum thrown (no easy task, I might add), and figuring out how to lay out these towers so that delivery trucks could still get in and out to make their daily rounds.

“How do you think he does it? (I don’t know.) What makes him so good?”

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Mission accomplished (for the towers) failed miserably with Keith Moon. Well, one outta’ two ain’t bad. OMG.

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So what did we learn from this job? Well, Tommy not only heard but he listened.

“He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean”

He translated what the client needed into usable, pliable, materials and solutions. BAM! And with his “crazy flipper fingers” he and his intuition put together a mighty fine job. He’s still the “Bally table king”.

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And you thought he was deaf, dumb and blind. Heck, we all did. This guy has mad skills. He’s truly a Wizard – of some sorts.

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When you need shoring, support, access, scaffolding or a good rock opera – call Tommy at (215) 743-2200 today and let him show you what he can accomplish with just his sense of smell. I promise he won’t show up with his Roger Daltrey, open shirted, Davey Crockety, tassled, fringed jacket contraption (unless you request it).

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And you all knew it was coming. I fooled no one with this post. Okay maybe some…but “you won’t get fooled again” (not this album – I just had to do it) – this first clip is epic.

Now, here’s what you all were waiting for.

 

 

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I love it when a client takes something that might not really belong at their location and makes it their own.

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That’s just what the good people at Wahoo’s on Chestnut Street did. Life gave them tilapia and they turned it into tuna.

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Look at how they added their own decorative touches.

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Now, this wasn’t a walk in the park for our “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian, either. Watts Restoration was doing a total revamp of the exterior of building at 3180 Chestnut St. and needed a way to keep the pedestrians and the customers at the outdoor dining area safe while they worked high above on the many suspended scaffold rigs.

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A 200 foot long canopy down the sidewalk did the trick for the pedestrian traffic.

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That was built using system scaffold with steel and aluminum beams, overhead lighting and debris panels.

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The real challenge was the outdoor dining area. This required something out of the ordinary. Bob sat down with Watts and the restaurant owner, ate his taco, looked around… and then devised a system scaffold roughly 50’ X 50’ and 14’ high that would cover the entire dining area.

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The challenge was how cover the entire area and allow customers to eat outside during the restoration process. He used trusses, system scaffold, steel beams and the longest aluminum beams we had – and voilà.

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The most creative part came in the form of tying the scaffold down so it could withstand high winds. To do that, he used giant cement weight blocks (or dead man) and then boxed them in with scaffold and then put netting around them so customers wouldn’t even notice. Take a closer look at this photo.

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And then the client put giant banners on the guardrail at the top to give it their own touch.

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Mighty creative solutions on both accounts if I do say so myself.

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When you need scaffold, scaffolding, swings, access, fish tacos, McAndrews, or creative solutions call “The King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian today and he will take care of you. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

It’s only fitting that our musical selection today takes your some place tropical. Enjoy.

And I just couldn’t resist throwing this in as a bonus video.

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold provided the intricate scaffolding ramp at the Penn Museum to get the priceless, 3,000-year-old, 25,000 pound Sphinx of Ramses II to its new location 250 feet away.

Photo from the Penn Museum time lapse video.
Photo from the Penn Museum time-lapse video. (link at bottom of blog)

It’s not everyday that you get a call to construct a ramp to move one of the world’s rarest objects 250 feet to its new exhibit location. And it’s even rarer when you have to take that 25,000 pound statue outside, through a window, across a courtyard and then back in through another window.

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Superior’s crew the day of the move. Jim Anderson, Drew Watson and Matt Mahoney.

Quite the challenge if I may say so myself. But the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has used us on some other very delicate items (read about it here) so they had the confidence that we could deliver the goods.

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From the Penn Museum time-lapse video. (Link at bottom of blog)

This is the anatomy of that once in a lifetime move.  

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Each piece of scaffold equipment had to be walked in because there was very little access to the courtyard.

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Our crew shored up the floor beneath the giant Sphinx with hi-load frames and post shores, just as security measure, in preparation for the move to the exit ramp.

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We then built an exit ramp out of system scaffold because we had height restrictions to elevate the Sphinx enough to get it through the window.

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Concurrently, they removed a large window and opened the wall a bit so it would fit through the opening.

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The outside ramp was constructed using hi-load shoring frames to hold the weight of the stone beast.

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We started with wood sills on the entire run over the dirt/grass followed by steel beams and then a variety of hi-load shoring frames down the entire 250ft run.

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Those frames had U-heads and steel beams crossed with aluminum beams then topped with solid plank and then ¾” plywood.

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The plywood was then covered by a special surface that would help the air dollies float beneath the Sphinx. We also installed an elaborate maze of guardrails or stanchions along the entire route.

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It took some creative layout to position our shoring frames around several pipes at the back end of the ramp.

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Another window was removed to get the Sphinx into its new resting place.

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And finally, we built another deck or loading platform out of system scaffold on the inside at the other end of the long ramp to receive the giant stone carving.

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Here is a series of photos as the priceless stone object made its way across the courtyard to its new resting place.

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The Sphinx was first hoisted onto our ramp using a hydraulic lift and placed onto 4 air dollies that used compressed air and essentially floated it off the ground allowing crews to push it the entire distance.

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Here is the Sphinx on its way out.

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You can see the air dollies under the corners in this photo – as well as the intricate carvings on the side of the Sphinx.

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

This is the first time it had seen light since it was moved into the museum back in 1926, when the gallery was built around it. (see the pic from the museum’s website by clicking here). 

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

The red granite, or stone of kings, as it was called, sparkled in the sunlight. 

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The Sphinx is a lion with a human head and represents the power of the Egyptian king. It is carved out of a single block of red granite.

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

Alternate Design Solutions did the engineering on this job and they did magnificent work. John at ADS was given the weight and dimensions of the Sphinx and used soil compression test measurements to calculate the size and weight of the platform/ramp needed to make the move.  The resulting platform is something to behold.

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It moved at a slow pace while hundreds of spectators watched the event.

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It took between 4 and 8 people to move the behemoth along the route.

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Once to the other side of courtyard, there was only 1.5 inches of clearance on either side of the new opening for the stone statue to slide in between onto our second loading platform.

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As a precaution we shored up the floor beneath the entry point as well using 20 kip shores. Penn Museum had a new floor designed and poured just to accommodate the weight of the ancient object in its new display.

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A hydraulic lift removed the Sphinx from our platform and onto the concrete where it would be moved to its final resting spot.

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The entire move went off as planned and it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are thankful that the Penn Museum trusted Superior Scaffold with this priceless object.

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The satisfaction of everyone involved was evident in this screen grab of our estimator, Pat McAndrew, just as the Sphinx passed the The Philadelphia Inquirer video camera.

Be sure to watch this incredible time-lapse video Penn Museum put together.

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They also have great links to the history of the Sphinx and how it got here in their blog. 

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Click on the image above from 1916 to read the history and explore their website.

And below are some other video links for you to check out.

If you need scaffolding, shoring or access trust the best, Superior Scaffold. Call (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see how we can help you.

It just makes sense to play this for today’s musical selection.

Pat suggested “You Belong to Me” from The Duprees – and what a nice track. Enjoy.

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold provided our TP-2500 transport platform to crews at the historic Rodney Court apartment building (now Birchwood at Rodney Court) for a complete interior restoration.

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This is a pretty cool job for lots of reasons. We had to use system scaffold to reach each level of this six-story building and then deck it in as a sort of landing platform for crews to get their materials in through windows on each floor.

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To make it just a little more challenging, we mounted the mast for the transport platform directly to the building on one side and in between the scaffold to the building on the other!

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It was a super creative solution to get the best use out of the large car size so sheets of drywall could be transported easily. It also allowed for access to all 3 doors on the transport platform.  In this configuration, 3,300 lbs of material or 7 men can be transported.

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Crews are doing a total remodel of the inside units (kitchens, bathrooms, etc) and needed a way to get material inside the building at each floor.

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This was once one of the premiere apartment buildings built before the great depression. Constructed in 1928 this six-story, L- shaped steel frame building is sheathed in cinder block and faced with light tapestry bricks. It features cast stone trimmings with a classically styled parapet.

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It once had a large social hall adjoining a roof-top dance floor and garden. How cool must that have been?

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Tony P took things a step further by building an elevated landing platform so equipment could be loaded on and off at two elevations and then he netted the lower level so it would be safer for everyone on the job.

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He also put up netting on the surrounding fence to keep this project as non-invasive as possible for the day care next door.

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He went even further by mounting the power box on the adjacent wall and then using a piece of scaffold to carry the power cable up and over the walkway keeping it safe and out of the way.

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“What an incredible piece of equipment. It worked like a dream and saved us time and money on this resto,” said foreman, Hank Newburn of Ingerman Construction.  “And Tony P went above and beyond to accommodate us.” We love to hear that at Superior. Glad we could be of service.

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We also installed a debris chute with access ports at every level and then netted it as well.

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The old Rodney Court Cooperative apartment complex should be looking good when it gets new life as the Birchwood at Rodney Court senior rental community.

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If you need access for your men or material call Tony P today at 215 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Today’s musical selection comes from a Delaware native and his song seems to fit Tony P and Superior. Enjoy.

 

 

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Scaffold & Access Magazine features Superior Scaffold Mast Climber Job

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Thanks to SA Magazine and SAIA for publishing an article about our mast climbers at 2300 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA.  Click on any of the photos or right here to read the article in full resolution.

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And if it’s in the cards for you to need scaffolding, mast climbers, swings or shoring call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And who better to sing about knights and horses and tarot cards than Mr. Ronnie James Dio. (RIP).  Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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Unique Scaffold Applications, SEPTA Cantilever, Temple Rock Wall

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Now each of these could be its very own post but I thought I’d combine them into one article of cool scaffold jobs. The idea is to show two interesting applications for scaffolding that you might not have considered.

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Let’s start with this cantilever work deck at the newly renovated Arrott Transportation Center (originally the Margaret-Orthodox-Arrott station and formerly named Margaret-Orthodox station). Try saying that five times really fast.

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It is an elevated railway station on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line, located above the intersection of Frankford and Oxford Avenues, in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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As you can see from the pics we had to erect scaffold inside a decorative steel tower that would allow crews to get to the upper level so they could install 500lb pieces of glass. But the unique part is how our guys had to design a cantilvered work deck out from underneath the structure to allow the crew to work above. It was 7’ wide X 8’ long X 33’ high system scaffold with one top deck level with 6’ side brackets. Pretty cool.

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We came back and did the same thing at a lower elevation and then a complete second tower. The client was US Glass & Metal working for SEPTA.

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The second – is a job we did around the rock climbing wall at Temple University Pearson McGonigle Hall. It’s part of their newly expanded recreational facility.

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Patrons pass through the large glass entryway to see 12000 sq/ft retail space and the rock wall.

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Superior was called upon to build a scaffold up and over a large section of climbing wall so crews could install/finish drywall over the top. It’s unique because our crew used system scaffold to build up to the top of the wall and then stepped over with one of our legs and rested it on top of the wall itself. They then erected a work deck spanning over the section of climbing wall so crews could easily work close to the ceiling.

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The entire renovation is a site to see.

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Info on the rock wall is here.

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These are just two unique scaffold jobs in a vast array of fun and out of the box jobs Superior Scaffold erects all over the city. I will bring you more as I get approval.

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And if you need access to a hard to reach spot call Pat today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

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And for today’s musical selection we present an oldie but goodie from local greats the Hooters. “You can’t get to heaven on the Frankford El…” Thanks for the selection, Patrick McCakes.

 

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Higher ground, Penn Medicine Canopy, 34th & Convention Center Blvd

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We’ve been all over this project and most of our work has seemed to come in and around the giant hole where Penn Tower once stood (and is now the home of the massive Penn Medicine Pavilion).

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But this bridge column canopy or overhead protection system at 34th and Convention Center Blvd really stood out. First, because it was on higher ground and second because it was a beautiful piece of work.

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Stretching 135’ long by 8’ wide with a 300 lb. per sq/ft rating this canopy ran parallel to Convention Center Boulevard and beneath the pedestrian walkway and new steel for the Pavilion.  We first erected 100′ of canopy and then were called back to add another 35′.

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We used bridge columns here to match the giant walkway and overhead protection system we built next to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology building. You can read about that here.

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We also installed 4 foot debris panels and lighting. Client, LF Driscoll, used interlocking Jersey barriers for extra protection on the side facing the street.  

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We love working with LF Driscoll and the University of Penn. If you should need access, scaffolding or scaffold, call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he’ll keep you elevated.

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Our musical number is from the one and only, Mr. Stevie Wonder… enjoy

 

 

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Take me to Funky Town, Canopy & Suspended Scaffold, 25 S. Stockton St., Trenton, NJ

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This funky building sits on the corner of S. Stockton and E. Front St. I liked how symmetrical it looked. I’m not sure what’s inside but just from the outside it reminded me of one of the old radio buildings from the thirties.

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Check out the crazy radio tower on the top. RKO came immediately to mind but I know that this is modern.

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So what was Superior Scaffold doing there? We provided roughly 150 feet of canopy or overhead protection on each side and a swing stage (suspended scaffold) so masonry restoration crews could get to every inch of the façade. They were brick pointing, caulking, cleaning and doing brick replacement.

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We used our largest walk-through scaffold frames with steel beams, corrugated aluminum roofing, debris panels, lighting and capped it off with our lovely fluorescent warning banners on both ends.

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It’s nothing fancy but I just liked the way it laid out around the building.

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If you need overhead protection, canopy or access, call Bob “King of Swing” Sarkisian at 215 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

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And our musical number today is for Pat who not only dances into work just like this but surprisingly still wears many of the clothes you will see here.

 

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Judgement Day, Scaffolding 402 E. State St., Trenton, NJ

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“I won’t run the guilt is mine.
Too long denying all my crimes.
Face what I deserve.
Here comes Judgement Day!”  (song below)

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Lots of indictments lately so I thought this post and song would be fitting. Seems that nobody wants to admit guilt in anything anymore no matter how complicit. What happened to honesty, honor and integrity? Instead, it’s all about how can I cover my own butt and not spend one single day in jail.

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Now, we could have a huge philosophical discussion about how wealth and influence tends to sway the judicial system but I won’t go there. Let’s just hope that all of these people who “did absolutely nothing wrong” get their comeuppance from the big fella.

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The reason we are talking about this job is because Superior Scaffold was brought in by Mara Restoration to provide access to the entire façade of the Clarkson S. Fisher Federal Building and Courthouse for exterior restoration and window refurbishing.

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It’s a great looking job. I have to hand it to the crew who erected a gorgeous system scaffold, decked it in at every level, added debris netting, a Maxial track material hoist, and built a beautiful canopy and stair tower.

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But like any good court case, it’s the challenges they had to overcome to get a conviction or an acquittal. These challenges are why we are writing today. You see, we weren’t able to store any excess material anywhere on the site so the crew had to calculate the exact amount of equipment needed to have a full day’s work and no more.   That is no easy feat given the size and scope of the job.

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Just calculating the exact material for the canopy around the front door alone took some mighty fine estimation. And it was the same for the dismantle. Any material taken down needed to be removed off site by days end.

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It’s these small details that make me appreciate the talent and skill of our crew. Kudos guys. It’s part of the reason we have cool jobs to write about.  Superior is always proud to help in the restoration of these older, classic buildings.

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So if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access and need the precision of an Audi mechanic then call Bob “The king of Swing” Sarkisian at Superior Scaffold today – (215) 743-2200.

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The lyrics at the top are from our musical number today – fitting. Enjoy.

In case the video link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/datRikK2DTY

Here is some information of the building.

 

 

 

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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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