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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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PMarch 15, 2013
PMarch 15, 2013

EDiS is Proud to Play a Role: Improving the Delaware Estuary

Being located on the Christiana River, we are reminded of our link to the environment and our water supply every day.   Luckily, EDiS has the privilege of sharing our building with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), which reminds us daily that everything we do in our office, on our project sites, or even…
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PFebruary 7, 2013
PFebruary 7, 2013

Is A Handwritten Note Extinct with Today’s Technology?

After owning and operating my own retail business for 23 years, I am happy to join another family-owned business.  EDiS employees made me feel welcome during my first month.    I was pleasantly surprised after my first week to open four handwritten notes from Andy, Brian, Rick and Andrew DiSabatino III welcoming me to the EDiS…
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PFebruary 4, 2013
PFebruary 4, 2013

Understanding What Makes a Construction Project Work: Moving Towards the Goal as a Team

In the rough-and-tumble world of construction, it is often hard to establish a good, working relationship between the constructor and the design professionals. Typically, the owner hires both the constructor and the design team separately; therefore, they each have their own separate agreement complete with its own expectations and goals. The constructor’s goal is to…
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PJanuary 28, 2013
PJanuary 28, 2013

Thoughts on Complete Communities and Whitehall

The concept of complete communities is to foster best use practices in land use and development, achieving a balance between economic development and livability.  It is not about sacrifice; rather it is the ultimate in public empowerment.  It is more than a life style.  It is a Living Style.
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PDecember 10, 2012
PDecember 10, 2012

A Message from EDiS Company: Keeping Your Family Safe During the Holidays

It’s time for the holidays! People are busy running from store to store to get their gifts, visiting family and friends, decorating their homes, and so much more. However, with such hectic schedules this time of year, we can forget the simple things like safety. What measures can you take this holiday season to ensure…
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PDecember 7, 2012
PDecember 7, 2012

December 7th: EDiS Sr. Estimator, Paul Ignudo, Reflects on Pearl Harbor and Delaware Day

We should always take an opportunity to thank our current troops and veterans, but especially on days of remembrance.  So, in thinking about “the date that will live in infamy” when so many lives were taken at Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941), it is appropriate to send a thank you to those who sacrificed part…
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PNovember 30, 2012
PNovember 30, 2012

Rain Garden Landscaping: Reducing Harmful Runoff

At the intersection of Delaware Avenue and DuPont Street, in the heart of Trolley Square, sits an attractive display of small plants and shrubs designed to serve an important purpose: capture the storm water runoff from an adjacent parking surface and keep it from entering the storm sewers. This type of landscaping is called a…
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POctober 17, 2012
POctober 17, 2012

Help for an EDiS Hero

At a company event five years ago, our colleague, Kevin Lucas, dressed up as Mr. Reliability: donning tights, a mask and a cape.  The result was a room of 70+ EDiS Employees learning and hysterically laughing together.  This week EDiS pulled together to return the favor. EDiS employees took turns sporting the look of our…
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PAugust 21, 2012
PAugust 21, 2012

The EDiS Intern Experience: Dover Public Library and LEED Materials Tracking

When I first began my summer internship with EDiS Company, I was immediately incorporated into material tracking for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED accreditation on the Dover Public Library project.  Having spent the first half of my summer studying abroad in Italy, when I arrived, the construction of Dover Library was well…
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PMay 17, 2012
PMay 17, 2012

Teamwork: Being New at EDiS Company

I like baseball and my two boys (young men now), really enjoy playing baseball.  The more I watch the game, the more I realize how important all the players on the field are.  Sometimes, I see one person that never gets the ball hit to them and, if I didn’t know any better, it would…
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