Thoughts On A Super Bowl – Open Letter From Construction Data President Bill Black

So maybe it was not the best football game ever played and, if you were a Broncos fan like me, maybe it was the worst. But the fact remains that over 110 million Americans watched last Sunday’s event, making it the largest one-show audience in TV history. Remarkable.

What struck me about it is our need to bond together, to have shared experiences that we can talk about, even to have things that we can help each other with. In this micro-centered world of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Foursquare and other tools that allow us to narrow down our universe, it seems to me that we sometimes forget there is a larger need, a need to connect to a larger community, a larger purpose even.

Construction, as an industry, allows us to connect both to ourselves in the community and to a larger purpose. Put rather simply, we build things. Things that last. Things that help communities come together and prosper. That’s an endeavor of real value and sometimes we don’t talk enough about it.

So I ask you, if you could pick one project either in 2013 that you were proud of, or in 2014 that you are looking forward to, what would that be?

I’ll bet others would love to hear about it and add their comments. I know I would.

2 Responses to “Thoughts On A Super Bowl – Open Letter From Construction Data President Bill Black”

  1. Bill Bland February 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM #

    Thanks for the thoughts, Bill. Sorry for your ‘loss’.

    My best 2013 project will be completed in 2014, so how do I present it? The project entails the use of Eldorado Stone vertical wall application, for a major home renovation and an intensive exterior patio/driveway Nicolock concrete paver installation, requiring Nicolock segmental retaining walls.

  2. Bill Black February 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM #

    Bill: Sounds like fun! Any pictures to share yet?

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