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The Octopus

May 21st, 2019|

There were some significant challenges on the remodel of theOregon State Capitol HVAC, piping project. These historic buildings are not seismically upgraded, and are occupied.

*Let It Be Their Idea

May 14th, 2019|

In the winter of 2018, I was working on a Washington County Public Service Center project. The general contractor hired a new superintendent.

Eeyore, Get the Furnace!

May 7th, 2019|

It was spring of 1985 when I started working with a new apprentice. He was a good kid, and we had many good times and laughs.

100% Over-Baked

April 30th, 2019|

In November 2010, I was the shop lead foreman for a powdercoating company. We had landed a $2.1 million annual contract with an important new customer, Korvis Automation.

$8M In 6 Seconds

April 23rd, 2019|

It was the spring of 2012. I was attending John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I was working hard on the biggest assignment of my college career - an estimating project worth 50% of my final grade.

Home Run!

April 16th, 2019|

It all started in 2007, when I was drafting my Little League baseball team. There was a kid, unlike the rest of the kids. This kid was, by all accounts trouble with a capital 'T'.

Put It In Writing

April 9th, 2019|

In early the spring of 2019, I was working at a new school inAlbany, OR. We had foremen job progress meetings every Monday. Due to unplanned for conditions, the carpenters, who worked for the general contractor, were having problems getting materials needed to the start their parts of the project.

“A” is for AutoCAD

April 2nd, 2019|

In the spring of 2000, 19 years ago and 19 years after graduating from high school, I decided to take a computer-aided drafting class; AutoCAD, for short.

Pay Day

March 26th, 2019|

Our company standard is to submit all labor hours to payroll by the end of the day Monday each week. It was my job to get everyone's time submitted at the OHSU CHH south job.

The Stolen Sawzall

March 19th, 2019|

When I first got into the trades, I saved money for weeks if not months. I was trying to purchase a new Milwaukee Combo Kit. Well, I finally got one and was incredibly excited and proud of it.