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PJuly 25, 2017
PJuly 25, 2017

EDiS BIM Services Launches New Website

As the Director of VDC/BIM for EDiS BIM Services, it has been amazing to watch as our construction technology capabilities have grown. To help you better understand how construction technology can impact your project or assets, we have launched the new EDiS BIM Services website. We are excited to share the evolution of the construction technology…
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PJune 30, 2017
PJune 30, 2017

Butler® Solutions: Turning Need into Opportunity

An electric generation company in Virginia had a roof collapse on their mobile equipment shop building after years of acidic corrosion to the structural roof framing. Time was of the essence, but the building was old and the parts needed to fix the roof were no longer available. The general contractor hired to fix the building…
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PMay 23, 2017
PMay 23, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Christine Yung

Artist: Christine Yung, Accounts Payable Clerk Media/Work:  Cooking Time working in this media: more than 20 years What inspires you?  I love cooking, because I like to make the people I care about happy with my food. I particularly like baking, because baking allows you to put more of your own spin on things. I often change up…
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PMay 17, 2017
PMay 17, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Chris McCone

Artist: Christian J. McCone, Operations Manager Media/Work: Woodworking Time working in this media: 25 years  What inspires you?  I enjoy working with my hands and the challenges of turning raw wood into something functional and appealing. Woodworking allows me a way to relax and forget my day-to-day problems. Most of my inspiration comes from other woodworkers.
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PMay 11, 2017
PMay 11, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Samara Weaver

Artist: Samara Weaver Media/Work: Ceramics, jewelry (freshwater pearls), textiles Time working in this media: Ceramics 15+ years, jewelry 10 years, textiles 6 years   What inspires you? I love making things, it’s as simple as that. The media of my work changes with my mood, based on what I am trying to make or the idea I am…
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PMay 9, 2017
PMay 9, 2017

EDiS Stands Down for Safety

This week, May 8 – 12th 2017, once again marks OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event where we as employers talk directly to the team working on our construction sites about fall prevention. EDiS Company holds a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work activities and gathering…
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PMay 2, 2017
PMay 2, 2017

Arts In April Artist Spotlight: Javier Bedolla Pantoja

  Artist: Javier Bedolla Pantoja, BIM Specialist Media/Work: Graphite, Charcoal, Oil Painting Time working in this media: 12 years. What inspires you? I enjoy drawing and painting because it gives me an opportunity to fully observe and appreciate the natural beauty of people and everyday objects. French academic artist William Bouguereau, Neoclassical painter Jean Auguste Ingres, and 20th Century…
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PMay 2, 2017
PMay 2, 2017

EDiS Promotions: Leading By Example

Much of the success achieved by EDiS Company can be attributed to the excellence of our people. From our CEO to our part-time interns, EDiS seeks to employ the best and the brightest in our industry, and to reward their hard work and dedication with celebrations of their success. To that end, CEO Brian DiSabatino…
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PApril 19, 2017
PApril 19, 2017

Arts In April Artist Spotlight: Dave Breakiron

  Artist: Dave Breakiron, Senior Superintendent Media/Work: Woodwork/carving, pencil & pen drawings and cigar box guitars Time on exhibited projects: 40 hours on the Rockin’ Harley, a couple hours each on the drawings and small carvings, and 6 to 8 hours on a cigar box guitar. What inspires you? My passion for motorcycles led me to want to build one…
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PApril 12, 2017
PApril 12, 2017

Inspired by the Women of EDiS

In honor of the birthday of Angela Dea DiSabatino, wife of EDiS founder Ernesto, we are reposting this great piece by CEO Brian DiSabatino on the women of EDiS. Even though the men of the early years of EDiS wouldn’t admit it, EDiS is a company founded by and made great because of the contribution…
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PMarch 24, 2017
PMarch 24, 2017

There’s Hope!

That was the first thought I had when the students from Ursuline Academy’s Innovation and Technology class started asking questions. So much is made of this younger generation, and how they are so different from the generations before them. I knew that when these students visited our office, we would have to engage them. They were…
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PMarch 13, 2017
PMarch 13, 2017

Snow Safety Tips

What do I need to know about shoveling snow? Shoveling snow can be a strenuous activity, particularly because cold weather can be taxing on the body, and can create the potential for exhaustion, dehydration, back injuries, or heart attacks. Take frequent breaks, Drink plenty of fluids (while avoiding ones with caffeine or alcohol), Warm-up before…
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PJanuary 16, 2017
PJanuary 16, 2017

Is Your Butler® Building Ready for Winter?

As the winter season is upon us, it is important that we be prepared for the damage that winter storms can wreak on your building. While it is impossible to predict what winter will bring, there are steps you can take to plan for what may be in store, and to prevent damage before it happens.…
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PFebruary 11, 2016
PFebruary 11, 2016

Culture of Giving Is Not Just a Catch Phrase at EDiS

EDiS has always been a great place to work, but it is more than that. It is truly a caring group of individuals; a family that goes above and beyond for others. My co-workers have volunteered time and/or raised money for many, many charitable organizations: from breast cancer and kidney walks, to soldier suicide prevention,…
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PJanuary 8, 2016
PJanuary 8, 2016

How is Virtual Reality Designing the Laboratory Spaces of the Future?

What if there was a technology that allowed you to work in your laboratory to find the proper design features for your workflow, before the space was built? EDiS is now utilizing virtual reality technology to host 3-D, functional models that clients can work in to show them what the actual design would be like…
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PNovember 3, 2015
PNovember 3, 2015

Crisis in the Glass Industry? Shattering the Fears.

It seems like every material has its turn.  Hurricanes cause spikes in wood prices, the Chinese boom caused a spike in steel prices; strikes caused spikes in cement prices.  And well, now it appears to be glass’ turn. Translucent materials such as glass and glazing have been used as an architectural building material since Roman…
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PAugust 7, 2015
PAugust 7, 2015

EDiS Internship Experience: Teamwork and the Importance of Building Relationships

My internship at EDiS has been a valuable learning experience. Over the past three months, I have worked in the Marketing Department under Jennifer Paige and Angela LaPenta. Besides the usual intern work one would expect at a summer job, Jennifer and Angie gave me many tasks one would not expect. While working as a…
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PApril 21, 2015
PApril 21, 2015

Want To Be a Part of The Town of Whitehall Earth Day Cleanup?

  The Town of Whitehall will is organizing a roadway cleanup along Lorewood Grove Road on Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 9AM – 11AM in celebration of Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary. Do YOU want to get involved? Meet our cleanup team at the Whitehall Sales Trailer located on Jamison’s Corner and Lorewood Grove Roads at 9AM! For any…
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PApril 15, 2015
PApril 15, 2015

Law Firm Renovations: The Top 3 Factors for a Successful Project

Martha’s blog is adapted from an educational article she authored for the First State Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ Newsletter. Renovations can be a daunting task, especially when you have a law firm to keep operational during the construction process. Recently, we have seen an increase in firms seeking to change their office…
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PFebruary 20, 2015
PFebruary 20, 2015

The BIM Revolution: The Top 3 Benefits of Using BIM in Construction

BIM is creating a revolution in the construction industry. What exactly is BIM?  BIM, or “Building Information Modeling” is a sophisticated technology used in the planning phases of a project that enables the design team, constructor and owner to work together with a 3-D generated model of the building prior to actual construction. But, we’ve…
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PAugust 28, 2014
PAugust 28, 2014

The Pursuit of Efficiency

We all want to be efficient. Whether that is with our daily schedule, or with our utility costs at home. Everybody wants to make sure they plan their day accordingly because everyone’s time is a valuable asset. Some think of how to use the least amount of fuel to achieve maximum production in traveling to…
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PAugust 20, 2014
PAugust 20, 2014

Does Solar Power Have a Future?

Can you imagine challenging MacGyver to build a contraption to run your electrical meter backwards? He certainly wouldn’t select the solar option. Instead, he would gather 2 different size magnets, an old AC adaptor, distilled water, black tape, plastic wrap, a plastic cup and a knife. But this potpourri of MacGyver’s hardware favorites will get…
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PAugust 5, 2014
PAugust 5, 2014

EDiS Internship Experience: Accountability, Communicability and Punctuality

My summer with EDiS has truly been a great learning experience.  During my internship, my time was split between Polytech High School in Woodside, DE and Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Department Station #2. At Polytech, I had the pleasure of working alongside Project Manager, Chris McCone and Field Managers, Dave Breakiron and Mike Wittenberg.…
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PAugust 1, 2014
PAugust 1, 2014

The EDiS Intern Experience: Individuals Play the Game, but Teams Beat the Odds

During my summer internship at EDiS construction management, I had the opportunity to work within their Construction Safety and Quality Control divisions. I have never been more excited to come to work every day. The camaraderie within EDiS is unmatched in any place that I have experienced, in or out of the military. Everyone is…
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PJuly 16, 2014
PJuly 16, 2014

EDiS Internship Experience: Construction Bidding and Estimating

This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Delaware construction management firm, EDiS in the Estimating Department under the supervision of Rob Belfiore, Kurt Vandenbraak, Adam DiSabatino, and Paul Ignudo. Prior to this internship, I had no background in estimating, so I was unsure how I would do with the tasks I was given.…
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PJune 30, 2014
PJune 30, 2014

Top 3 Construction Apps of the Trade

In our line of work, anticipation and preparation can be the difference between doing the work right one time, and going back to fix issues.  As schedules become more aggressive, we need to stay agile and search out solutions to speed up our response time without sacrificing quality. The technology startup boom has finally come…
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PMay 28, 2014
PMay 28, 2014

Facilities Planning: How to Decide if a Pre-Engineered Solution is Right for YOU!

Planning for a structure can take a facility manager in a number of directions.  As one of the leading advocates for Butler Manufacturing’s pre-engineered products in the country, EDiS Building Systems has developed an expertise to “cut to the chase” to help building owners, facility managers and designers quickly understand the best reasons to examine…
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PMay 27, 2014
PMay 27, 2014

Planning Your Facility: In the Right Place

Every year billions are spent by companies embarking on a location for their business.  Yes, businesses are still investing in bricks and mortar!  But how one conducts site selection could have far reaching implications on overall strategy.  Far too often we hear stories of companies that selected a site because they thought “that was all…
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PMay 22, 2014
PMay 22, 2014

Ideas to Change Your School or Company

Background: I just attended the EDiS Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.  EDiS is a thriving construction company and supports vocational education.  EDiS’ Institute raises funds for vocational education and develops the leadership of its company, its associates, and leaders in vocational education.  EDiS telecasted Leadercast, a series of leadership speakers with periods of networking in between.  EDiS…
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PFebruary 7, 2014
PFebruary 7, 2014

Ladder Safety: 5 Steps to Prevent Fatalities

You might be thinking to yourself, “Anyone can use a ladder. It’s simple”, but there is really more than what meets the eye when it comes to ladder usage. As Construction Managers who specialize in building, planning and operating, we know construction safety is a major key to the success of any project: big or…
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PJanuary 31, 2014
PJanuary 31, 2014

Carrying Ernesto’s Hod

It is with great humility that I begin my new job today.  Rick, Andy, Andrew and Adam have all been incredibly generous in allowing me the honor to carry Ernesto’s hod.  The hod is the platform, or tray, that is used to bear the mortar and bricks for the mason. The hod carrier, although in…
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PDecember 10, 2013
PDecember 10, 2013

Snow Watch: How to be Prepared When the Winter Weather Hits

As snow starts to fall in your area, how can you be sure you and your family are safe this, and every, winter season? Winter storms could bring anything from moderate snow for a few hours, to wind-driven snow that could last for several days. They can range in size and can be accompanied by…
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POctober 22, 2013
POctober 22, 2013

Back to School Series: A.I. DuPont High School Opens Doors this Year Due to Team’s Careful Coordination

EDiS A.I. DuPont High School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Andrew Hickey Field Manager: Mike Frick Contracts: Jane Reese Accounting: Danielle Skipski Safety & Health Coordinator: Jim Ruggiero MEP Specialist: Mike Vanella A team consisting of Red Clay Consolidated School District, Studio JAED, EDiS Company and a host of subcontractors began renovations…
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PSeptember 30, 2013
PSeptember 30, 2013

Back to School Series: Careful Planning and Communication Helps Wilmington Friends School Opens for the 2013-2014 School Year

EDiS Wilmington Friends School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Andrew Hickey Field Manager: George Cooper Contracts: Cyndi Slothour Accounting: Christina Loveland Safety & Health Manager: Jim Ruggiero In December 2012, EDiS began construction on the Performing Arts Center and Gymnasium renovations for Wilmington Friends School, a project totaling 25,000 square feet. A…
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PSeptember 30, 2013
PSeptember 30, 2013

The Social Media Book Club: “New Media for Designers + Builders”

Too much media to consume! For years, we have been fed a steady diet of social media tools, trying to figure out which ones to pick up, which ones to digest, which ones were good for us professionally, which ones were good for us personally and which ones were junk food.   The topic can be…
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PSeptember 20, 2013
PSeptember 20, 2013

Construction for Sociability: The Parallels Between College Campuses and Planned Communities

A recent yearning for livability and sociability on college campuses has, not only swayed a vast amount of students in their university selections, but also shifted the developing focuses of educational institutions nationwide. Higher education students are now seeking an experience similar to what one would find in a planned community or a town.
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PSeptember 11, 2013
PSeptember 11, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: A Multidimensional Lesson in the World of Marketing

Working at EDiS this summer has been an exciting and unique experience. When receiving an offer to come work for a company that primarily handles aspects of construction management (or so I thought), I was completely unsure of the tasks I would be working on. Considering I am a Communications Studies major, I wondered how…
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PSeptember 6, 2013
PSeptember 6, 2013

Back to School Series: Bringing Value and Extending Gratitude at Polytech High School

EDiS Polytech High School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Chris McCone Field Managers: Dave Breakiron & Mike Wittenberg Contracts: Jane Reese Accounting: Rhonda Burg Safety & Health Manager: Jim Ruggiero Polytech High School was able to open their doors for the 2013-2014 school year, regardless of ongoing construction. Due to careful planning,…
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PSeptember 4, 2013
PSeptember 4, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: The Inspirations Drawn from a Walkable Community

I spent the first two month of this summer living just outside of Rome, in a small area called Trastevere. Everything I could ever want was within a 20 minute walk from where I was staying; food, theaters, food, drinks, clothes, entertainment and food. Thank God the food was so close! For those two months I…
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PAugust 22, 2013
PAugust 22, 2013

The Intern Experience: At EDiS We Are…

“At EDiS we are…” These were the first four words that I heard at EDiS Company when I started my internship here for the summer of 2013. The other interns and myself were assigned a project: figure out how to end this statement. We have traveled to jobs sites all over Delaware to get an…
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PAugust 21, 2013
PAugust 21, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: Revisiting the New Dover High School a Year Later

This summer, I was blessed to be an intern for the second consecutive year with EDiS Company working on the New Dover High School. This summer was filled with endless adventures and many opportunities. With less than a year from the scheduled completion date, the clock is ticking and everyone can feel the pressure down…
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PAugust 14, 2013
PAugust 14, 2013

The Air We Breathe

I had an interesting conversation with a prospective new customer about harvesting the atmosphere, although in his words it was more accurately described as  “fractional distillation of liquid air in a cryogenic air separation unit.”  I know what you’re thinking…sounds like a lot of hot air!  The keyword in that sentence is air.  The simplest definition of air is “the invisible gaseous substance…
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PAugust 9, 2013
PAugust 9, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: Preconceptions About Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Walking into my interview for an internship with EDiS Building Systems, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what EBS’s product was all about. Beforehand, I had researched the company and the pre–engineered building supplier (Butler) and came to the conclusion that this was a company that designed and sold pole barns, and the…
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PJune 4, 2013
PJune 4, 2013

Greenwood, Delaware’s Woodbridge High School Topping Off Ceremony: How Teamwork Made the Dream a Reality

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Woodbridge High School Topping Off Event in Greenwood, Delaware.  It was a truly unique experience and a fantastic display of leadership as well as internal and external teamwork. 
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PApril 11, 2013
PApril 11, 2013

Make Room for the Baby Boomers: They Are Coming Home.

The generation that bore our baby boomers celebrated a new type of housing in the 1950’s, it was called suburbia. They had returned home from the war and moved from the cities.  They had newfangled cars, financing supplied by the G.I. Bills and a brand new system of roads that allowed them to commute long…
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