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Can You Dig It with Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

About Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen writes about all kinds of issues related to construction. Though not a construction worker by trade, he loves to see how things are built and is fascinated by the art of digging in the dirt. Often you find him tromping through the dirt at sites for multi-story hospitals to baby-sized barns. He should have a hard hat with his name permanently etched on the back and a list of all the sites he´s visited and stories he´s written about them. But his head is just not that darn big.

Networking outside the norm

While most networking groups tend to fall into the same routine by hosting the event in the same place at the same time each month, often attracting the same people month after month, there is one group that likes to shake up things.

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More than just a dump

When people think of landfills, one of the things that always rises to the top of their minds is location.

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Building a bright future

With a much-talked about construction worker shortage, it's nice to see the younger generation showing interest in the field.

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Funds for facade improvements for businesses

As a small-business owner, the appearance of your business, from the outside, speaks volumes.

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The divergence of rising rents and the minimum wage

$18.69 per hour.
That's the minimum amount of what a worker would have to be paid in order to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Lehigh and Northampton counties at fair-market rent.

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Despite more hiring and investment, is economic pessimism on the rise?

Despite continued strength in business fundamentals, economic pessimism is on the rise among middle-market companies. In rating the state of the U.S. economy compared to six months ago, a majority of these companies still sees a downshift.

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Here’s to an industry that offers a well-lit place and high pay

A clean, well-lit workplace and a high-paying job to boot. Plus, no college debt?

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A car show with a cause

About every three minutes, somebody in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

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Prime potential in Easton

While the possibility exists for high-end apartments with waterfront views to take the place of Heritage Lanes, a former bowling alley in downtown Easton, there is potential for something else.

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How architecture shapes our spaces

When it comes to the buildings we occupy at work each day, usually we don’t think about how the design came to be. How it functions and the feelings of efficiency and productivity the buildings can either generate or deplete.

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