The Big Transition AutoCAD to Revit

The Big Transition—AutoCAD to Revit

In the world of business, there’s an old saying that if you’re not evolving, you’re dying. As a company, success hinges on your ability to meet and exceed customer needs, and if you aren’t keeping up with the latest technology and best practices, your competition is going to leave you in the dust. At C1S,… Read More

Importance of Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Construction Deadlines Matters. Let’s Talk About Why.

Importance of Meeting Deadlines When it comes to construction projects, there are two questions on the mind of every client.  How much? When can you get the work done by? There are tons of things that go into pricing from material costs, to labor, to the design, but for today, let’s discuss the importance of… Read More

Drones Are Lifting Off for the Construction Industry

Drones Are Lifting Off for the Construction Industry

When we hear about drones, most of us think of unmanned military aircraft. Or, we imagine the potential of an unmanned aircraft hovering outside our home delivering our latest online purchase. These may be accurate or possible applications of drone technology, but they aren’t the only ways drones can be used. Today, the construction industry… Read More

Could 3D Printing Revolutionize Construction

Could 3D Printing Revolutionize Construction?

3D printing is a fast-growing technology that offers many advantages in manufacturing. But can this same process be adapted to the construction of buildings? It appears the answer is yes. Both researchers and construction companies are actively exploring the application of 3D printing to construction, which could revolutionize the industry and even impact the affordability… Read More

Proactively Managing Disruptions Keeps Construction Projects on Track

Proactively Managing Disruptions Keeps Construction Projects on Track

Disruptions are part of the construction business because the complex process of building or remodeling a facility does not occur in a vacuum, but in the context of the larger world, where many forces are at play. From weather to an owner’s operational schedule, there are numerous factors that can disrupt the best laid construction… Read More

Strategies for Maintaining a Safe Construction Jobsite

Strategies for Maintaining a Safe Construction Jobsite

Construction sites are inherently risky places because of the type of activities occurring, equipment in use, and many people involved. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s not possible to stay safe and avoid injury during a construction project. The best way to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses is by eliminating or significantly reducing hazards at… Read More

Three Steps to Sizing Plumbing Piping Systems

Sizing plumbing piping systems is not a difficult task when you have the resources to calculate the correct size pipe. The International Plumbing Code (IPC) includes a variety of charts to assist you to properly size plumbing piping systems. Once you understand how to use these charts, you can quickly complete uniform and easily built… Read More

Four Steps to Sizing Roof Drains

Getting water off a building’s roof is important, but how do you know what size drain to use to provide adequate drainage? Using tools from the International Plumbing Code (IPC) it’s not that hard. IPC provides four steps to size the roof drains on a building: * Determine 100-year, 1-hour rainfall rate used for location… Read More

Four Steps to Sizing Sanitary Sewers & Vents

Sanitary sewers and vents play important roles in maintaining the quality of the indoor environment of a building. Correct sizing is crucial to their proper functioning, so you want to be sure you know how to get it right. Fortunately, understanding how to properly sizing sanitary sewers and vents in a facility is made easier… Read More