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.

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 »»

We were born to run

We were born to run

For me, there are few things more enjoyable than running outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and changing scenery. I’ve been making a consistent effort to decrease the amount of time it takes me to run a set distance and go at a faster pace. One of my favorite routes is along the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers in Downtown Easton. Read More »»

The ever-evolving landscape

Could new housing sales be on the rebound? Several sources think so. Read More »»

A wheel good time

My son, who turned 3 in February, occasionally enjoys hopping into the driver’s seat of my Volvo after I pull it into park, turn it off and unbuckle him from the constraints of his child seat. Read More »»

Innovative work, found close to home

As you go up and down the many concrete stairs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game nights, you may not know that the stadium staircases were built by a Bethlehem manufacturer, covering 10,000 seats. And when a new ice-hockey arena opens in Downtown Allentown in September, the stairs you will use to get to your seat also are built by that same company. Read More »»

Capturing potential of early stage firms in Greater Lehigh Valley and Pa.

The life sciences industry in the Greater Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania produces medical breakthrough products benefiting not just those who live and work in the region but throughout the world, giving the state’s economy a boost in the process. Read More »»

Back in business

Back in business

A recent construction project sparked the notion that traditions and dreams can be rebuilt, even when faced with multiple challenges. Read More »»

Learning how to build a career

As the economy slowly improves, jobs will continue to be in demand in the construction trades. From new massive warehouses rising out of the ground to small, single-family homes under construction, jobs in the trades are in strong demand. Read More »»

A way to build relationships and 'a better bottom line'

Though it may not be a resource many people are aware of in the Greater Lehigh Valley, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is an active organization that serves as a tool for linking the many facets of construction and includes a chapter that covers Eastern Pennsylvania. Read More »»

The return of remodeling

As spring – at least the calendar says it’s spring – finally shows up this month, many people find themselves seeking to start something fresh around their house. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

The first step of many

The revitalization of Allentown is extending farther away from the downtown...

Note-worthy

Wine on the Mountain festival slated for last weekend in July

Gearing up for its 11th year, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Wine on the...

The Talk

Have a Coke and a … great marketing campaign

I'd like to share a Coke with a pretty clever marketer who came up with the...

Editor at Large

Amazon and the Eagles and Jony Ive (who?)

Amazon is forecasting third-quarter losses of $410 million to $810 million.

Networking

Elevator speech, in two minutes and counting

How do you sell yourself, or your company, product or service in only two...

Business Events

CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
This once-a-year special supplement allows our advertisers and our readers to find out more about the companies that help the Greater Lehigh Valley business community continue to grow. The profiles are a unique opportunity to tell the behind-the-scenes stories that have made these Greater Lehigh Valley businesses so successful.

Two City Center 2014

Two City Center 2014
Our 16-page special supplement salutes the opening of Two City Center in Downtown Allentown, the first of what is expected to be hundreds of millions of dollars in new development in the heart of the city.

Forty Under 40 2014

Forty Under 40 2014
Presidents, CEOs, partners and other executives highlight our second annual class of Forty Under 40 award-winners, who are featured in our 24-page special supplement inside this issue. The winners were selected based on their professional accomplishments, leadership, vision and community service.

Women of Influence 2014

Women of Influence 2014
Our 24-page special section, 'Women of Influence,' recognizes 28 women for leadership in their industry and their community. They make a difference in the Greater Lehigh Valley.


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