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Wm. T. Spaeder Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down

May 20, 2019

After adding more than 50,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. As more people join the workforce, our commitment to worker safety is even more important. Although falls from heights decreased from 2016 to 2017 according to BLS data, falls are still the leading cause of death in the construction indust …

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

April 26, 2019

With the upcoming health insurance split-up between Highmark and UPMC, both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC has taken steps to update their facilities. Our company was happy to contribute our services to the various plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection work at each facility including the Allegheny Health Network East Side Health & Wellness Pavilio …

Are There Poison Pills In Your Tech Stack?

March 28, 2019

As the industry embraces the position of Construction Technologists, they are becoming the people most responsible for building the technology infrastructure. This infrastructure, often called a technology stack, is the foundation that enables many of our most valuable processes. Selecting the right tech can be critical to our companies’ performanc …

Fire Protection Group Helps Sponsor Race Car

March 26, 2019

One of the many things we enjoy doing as a company is sponsoring local businesses, events and people.  One of these sponsorship activities this year involves Shawn Smith and his Wingless Sprint Car.  Shawn travels all around the country “kicking up dirt” and doing what he loves, and in some ways, we’re right there with him.

The Binsky Kickoff and the Value of Questions

March 24, 2019

This last week I went to the MCAA annual conference and was able to see Brian Helm of The Helm Group/Mechanical Inc. take his place as president for the upcoming year. I think it would be obvious to anyone that has been reading my articles or knows me that I think that technology adoption and integration is the number one factor in deciding whether …

Helm at the Helm

March 9, 2019

This last week I went to the MCAA annual conference and was able to see Brian Helm of The Helm Group/Mechanical Inc. take his place as president for the upcoming year. I think it would be obvious to anyone that has been reading my articles or knows me that I think that technology adoption and integration is the number one factor in deciding whether …

The “Lean” Construction Technologist

February 25, 2019

About a year ago I asked Jake Olsen of LINQ to recommend a book to give me a better idea of how tech startups work, knowing that Jake had a background in successful startups and understood the industry as it relates to construction technologies. He recommended Eric Ries’s book “The Lean Startup.” The book opened my eyes to how many parallels exist …

Wm. T. Spaeder Expands into Pittsburgh

January 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh office opened on June 2018. The need for the Pittsburgh office arose from the increasing opportunities we were starting to receive in the Pittsburgh area.