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OSHA Should Know It's None of Their Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/04/2013 3:47PM

To succeed as a business owner these days you've got to be optimistic. That is why I found it strange that I was so discomfitted by waiting in the conference room at the regional OSHA office.


Pension Programs in Sorry State

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/01/2013 3:47PM

After healthcare, another issue weighing on me is pensions. Our union affiliations across the country inform us of the precarious conditions of the local union pension plans.


OSHA, Healthcare: It's None of Their Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 09/25/2013 3:47PM

I think you almost have to be overly optimistic to succeed as a business owner these days. That is why I found it strange that I was so discomforted by waiting in the conference room at the regional OSHA office.


Affirmative Action in the Construction Industry

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/13/2013 2:54PM

Brooks Gentleman looks at the history and effectiveness of affirmative action projects in the construction industry.




Murphy Was an Optimist

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/30/2013 4:38PM

Anyone associated with the construction industry knows that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Here's a look at why things go haywire on construction projects.


You Wood Never Believe This

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/20/2013 5:00PM

Accoya is nearly too good to be true but our research shows it is a revolutionary wood.


Woodworkers: Regain Your Independence From LEED

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/13/2013 5:00PM

Don't follow the LEED: the design community should regain its independence and not be beholden to a process that is tantamount to a 12-step program for responsible construction.


Woodworkers: Don't Follow the LEED

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/07/2013 9:48AM

LEED, originally drafted as a format to realign priorities towards energy efficiency and environmental stewardship has morphed into a strict guideline, limiting creativity and compromising common sense in construction.


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