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Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds light on many common phrases and terms. These words are so familiar that it's hard to be aware of how tired these terms truly are. I've been guilty of using them too, but I...

Elevating the image of affordable housing

One nonprofit developer is helping to point out the need for quality, affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley.

More work ahead

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

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.

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...

The ever-evolving landscape

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

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.

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...

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...

Back in business

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

'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...

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.

Can modular construction boost productivity?

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

Area companies win annual merit construction awards

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

Could we be seeing a rise in school construction?

A rising student population is fueling a school construction growth in many parts of the country.

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