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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.

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 »»

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 »»

Can You Dig It

Complex systems and critical missions – today’s data center

The need to store data will not go away, and as more companies require space...

Note-worthy

Photo festival to kick off at ArtsQuest

As an aspiring, self-taught photographer, I'm always looking at the world...

The Talk

A sentimental celebration as IBEW 375 marks 100 years of Lighting up the Lehigh Valley

In 1964, Glenn Wescoe was a 21-year old apprentice with IBEW Local 375 in...

Editor at Large

Thankful as thankful can be

Please indulge this list of 10 things to be thankful for as we approach the...

Networking

Better employee engagement, better bottom line

What if there were a method to increase employee engagement – and improve...

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