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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.

More work ahead

By August 19, 2014 04:36 PM

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

The first step of many

July 24, 2014 04:57 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

We were born to run

July 11, 2014 02:15 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

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The ever-evolving landscape

June 25, 2014 09:08 AM

Could new housing sales be on the rebound? Several sources think so. CONTINUE READING

A wheel good time

June 18, 2014 11:59 AM

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. CONTINUE READING

Innovative work, found close to home

May 30, 2014 02:57 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

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

May 19, 2014 08:28 AM

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. CONTINUE READING

Back in business

May 14, 2014 03:34 PM

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

Learning how to build a career

April 24, 2014 02:48 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

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

April 9, 2014 02:27 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

The return of remodeling

March 28, 2014 12:24 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Our bodies were meant to move

By January 8, 2015 04:00 PM

Each time I see construction workers outside in winter temps that are in the... CONTINUE READING

New Year’s celebration to light up downtown Allentown

By December 29, 2014 01:14 PM

This year, you won’t have to leave the Greater Lehigh Valley to get the... CONTINUE READING

Soda blues: No more A-Treat means a hole in Allentown's nostalgic hearts

By January 23, 2015 04:49 PM

When I was growing up as a young girl in Allentown if there was soda in the... CONTINUE READING

Five things you owe your employees

By January 21, 2015 04:39 PM

Managing or supervising people is never easy. Unless, perhaps, you are coaching... CONTINUE READING

Tis' the season for company parties and extra paid-time-off

By December 16, 2014 03:42 PM

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

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By December 11, 2014 04:34 PM

Our 24-page special supplement honors the businesses and executives of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley — as well as three new members of the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame. CONTINUE READING

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December 12, 2014 09:31 AM

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