The Challenge and Potential of Solar Power

The Challenge and Potential of Solar Power

From the Chinese using mirrors to reflect light to ignite torches for religious purposes in 20 A.D., to the Anasazi people in North America building their cliff dwellings on the south-facing cliff to capture the winter sun in the 1200’s A.D., people have looked to the sun as a source of power and warmth, and… Read More

Safety First! Meet Construction Superintendent, Jason Burrhus:

Safety First! Meet Construction Superintendent, Jason Burrhus

Construction can be a dangerous, even deadly job. In a world where dangers can come from nature, environmental conditions, heavy equipment and even human error, the risks workers face are numerous. With this in mind, C1S is committed to safety. In fact, safety is one of our core values, and at the forefront of our… Read More

Employee of the year: Jane of all trades

Jane of All Trades

Take a look at just about any business card and it will tell you a lot. Name, phone number, email address, title, it’s all on there. The title on Christine Clary-Lackey’s business card is “Contract Administrator.” That’s because “Jane of All Trades”, while fitting, just didn’t seem appropriate. “I wear a number of hats, so… Read More

Engineering Options for Designing Chilled Water Pumping Schemes

Options for Designing Chilled Water Pumping Schemes

The system for delivering chilled water to end users has changed significantly since the introduction of central chilled water plants. Drivers of this change have included increased cooling demands, improvements in technology and requirements for more energy efficiency. This blog will examine how chilled water pumping schemes have evolved and discuss the pros and cons… Read More

Office “Funny Guy” Making a Serious Impact at C1S

Office “Funny Guy” Making a Serious Impact at C1S

Let’s face it. Unless you work at Facebook, life in most offices has a reputation for being a little dull. At an engineering office? The pace of play generally screeches to a halt. But walk through C1S’s newly renovated headquarters, and there is a different feel. Of course there are times of intense focus as… Read More

Cleanroom Construction

Cleanroom Design Concepts, Part 4: The Cleanroom Construction Process

Our final blog on the topic of designing and cleanroom construction focuses on the actual construction process. In the first three installments of this series we reviewed the standards and guidelines that govern cleanroom design and then looked at the specific systems and components used to maintain the pristine conditions required in a cleanroom. Stages… Read More