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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 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 »»

Area companies win annual merit construction awards

Area companies win annual merit construction awards

As the billboard on Route 22 East near Allentown states, “Construction happens here.” Read More »»

Can You Dig It

More work ahead

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that the Construction...

Note-worthy

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The Talk

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When is enough enough? When does the public get sick of something that’s...

Editor at Large

Just what does za mean? Or qi? Or jo?

In the interests of not feeling guilty when you make obscure but point-gobbling...

Networking

Mo’ne in the bank

How is it that my 10-year-old daughter’s all-time favorite movie is the...

Business Events

CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Fastest Growing Companies 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Shale Gas Symposium
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Editions

Berks County Business Report

Berks County Business Report
ReDesign Reading looks to ease the path for development, while the chamber starts an alliance for family businesses. Our 16-page annual supplement examines those topics and more.

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.


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