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Legal Lottery? Time to Vacate Occupied Construction

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 05/07/2015 4:33PM

Restoration work on occupied buildings is becoming increasingly more challenging for the construction team often resulting in legal battles and exorbitant costs to accommodate those occupants.


LEED Puts Little Emphasis on Materials That Last Generation

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/29/2015 9:04AM

The design community, manufacturers, and construction processes must consider the life of the building if we are truly going to incorporate sustainability in our industry. More emphasis is placed on material recycling than on perform whether it performs over the long haul.


With Accoya Wood and Sunken Pine We Restored Hundreds of Windows

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/27/2015 8:35PM

For the Minnesota State Capitol building, built in 1905, we restored hundreds of windows to their original state using Accoya, a treated wood, for exteriors, and century old pine recovered from a lake to match interiors.


Custom Mahogany Windows Restored for Provo Tabernacle in Utah

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/22/2015 12:39PM

In December of 2010, the Provo Tabernacle succumbed to a fire, leaving only a masonry shell. Over the past two years the site has been under construction where the construction team excavated 40 feet below the Temple to build two levels beneath the surface, a mammoth undertaking.




Unhealthy Insurance in Affordable Care Act for Construction Firms

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/23/2014 8:32PM

That old Bob Dylan song, “The Times They are A-Changin’ ” is comforting as I navigate changes in the construction industry. As a business owner, the changes in health insurance are on the top of my list.


Worker Malaise: I Need Help!

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 09/18/2014 7:29PM

biggest challenge confronting my company right now is finding good employees. This made me wonder what's going on in this country that is driving a general malaise in the workforce.


Cap, Gown and Caliper: Fine Woodworking in Academia Part 2 of 2

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 08/12/2014 1:22PM

A look at the role facilities play in the academic experience and the associated opportunities for woodworkers: Part 2 of 2


Cap, Gown and Caliper: Fine Woodworking Design in Academia-Part 1

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 08/05/2014 1:22PM

A look at the role facilities play in the academic experience and the associated opportunities for woodworkers: Part 1 of 2


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