Can You Dig It

Can You Dig It Blog

About Brian

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.

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

Development continues to transform Allentown this year, but so is another project about to rise along the Lehigh River away from the downtown. Read More »»

Fun in the 'city of brotherly run and sisterly endurance'

Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday night was a massive health and fitness expo that offered booths for everything related to running. Read More »»

Complex systems and critical missions – today’s data center

The need to store data will not go away, and as more companies require space for critical data storage, construction of data centers won’t be going away, either. Read More »»

Construction at a click

I'll admit it. I can be just as guilty as the next person. Read More »»

Digging deep

Digging deep

Can you build on a quarry? Read More »»

A chance to listen and learn, for free

With so many conferences and events to attend throughout the year, it pays to attend those that are useful and worth your time. You want to be connected to the right people at the right time. Read More »»

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds light on many common phrases and terms. These words are so familiar that it's hard to be aware of how tired these terms truly are. I've been guilty of using them too, but I always try to find something fresh, which is why the thesaurus is my favorite tool. Read More »»

Elevating the image of affordable housing

Elevating the image of affordable housing

One nonprofit developer is helping to point out the need for quality, affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley. Read More »»

More work ahead

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that the Construction Backlog Indicator reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. Read More »»

The first step of many

The first step of many

The revitalization of Allentown is extending farther away from the downtown with the start of demolition on the $300 million Waterfront project along the Lehigh River that’s expected to bring up to 3,000 jobs upon completion. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

Development continues to transform Allentown this year, but so is another...

Note-worthy

Actor Jeff Daniels to visit Jim Thorpe, perform concert

UPDATE: Because of a conflict with filming a movie, Jeff...

Editor at Large

Top 10 dubious excuses for calling in sick

Ever wake up in a good mood and not want to ruin it by going to work?

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As American workers enter the heart of the holiday season, many will be in a...

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