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.

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 »»

More than just a place to stay

More than just a place to stay

While Kinsley Construction of Wyomissing just completed construction of a new regional distribution center for Dollar General in Bethel Township, Berks County, the company also recently finished building the new 129-room Courtyard by Marriott in Glassboro, N.J. Read More »»

The shape of what’s to come in Allentown

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal recently reported on the Downtown Allentown revival, shedding light on what we in the Valley already knew. Read More »»

Firms acquire Quakertown hotel

Ayer Capital Advisors, an investment firm, and The Wankawala Organization, a hotel owner and management firm, today announced the acquisition of a 78-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel in Quakertown. Read More »»

Valley firm helped design Super Bowl stadium

Those eastern Pennsylvania football fans lucky enough (and with enough disposable income) to land seats at MetLife Stadium for this year's Super Bowl might enjoy knowing an engineering firm with an office in Bethlehem played a pivotal role in the development of the stadium. Read More »»

The growing needs of health care

The growing needs of health care

One of the newest health-related construction projects in the region shows the growing need for community health services as the population ages. Read More »»

'Redefining the skyline'

An article posted in the Philadelphia Business Journal shows plans for Liberty Property Trust and Comcast Corp. to build a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia. The structure, as with the existing Comcast Center, will “redefine the skyline,” according to the article. Read More »»

2013 – High profile and productive

The year of 2013 proved to be a productive one, as many of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s construction projects got underway. Some were long-delayed, many just began, while others were continuing – and nearly all were memorable. Read More »»

Can modular construction boost productivity?

Modular construction allows for a faster building process, but is it better? Read More »»

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Special Editions

Health Care Heroes 2014

Health Care Heroes 2014
A special 28-page supplement honors the people and organizations who make an important impact on the quality of health care in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The inaugural publication celebrates winners and finalists in 10 categories, including ones for nurses, physicians, therapists, volunteers and businesses.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 28-page special supplement examines the booming state of construction in the region, as well as why commercial and residential real estate are well positioned to grow again this spring, summer and beyond.

Milestones 2014

Milestones 2014
Join us in celebrating 21 Greater Lehigh Valley companies and organizations and their notable anniversaries — from 10 years to 105 years — in this second annual edition of Milestones. These companies have stories of innovative business ideas, hard-working employees and resolute displays of perseverance and leadership. These companies' stories of success — often while adapting to a changing economic environment — are inspiring to all.


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