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200 Ton Crane Hoist at Marin County Jail

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This past Saturday I spent the day over-seeing the replacement of the air handling unit at Marin County Jail. This engineering project started months ago and quickly became a challenge when we...

South Korea – The Best of Engineering and Architecture

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A small portion of downtown Seoul viewed from the south side of the Han River. When you hear “South Korea”, what do you think of? The stand-off with North Korea over the DMZ? Or, perhaps, One of...

Movin’ On Up – to the West Side!

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They say change is good for the soul. At 15000 Inc. Consulting Engineer we’ve been changing and growing at a frenetic pace over the summer. Most of the changes have been carefully planned....

Chris Hawkins an ASHRAE Governor? You’ve got to be kidding…

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So Jay, Matt, Chris and myself are attending the combined CSI/ASHRAE meeting at the Windsor Golf Club last night. We’ve all shown up to hear Bay Area engineering guru Steve Taylor inject...

Chris Hawkins: New Inmate at the 15000 Inc. Asylum

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Chris A. Hawkins: LEED-AP, EIT, BS in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova, published author, Engineers Without Borders volunteer – does this guy sound like a dork, or what? …And then...

15000 Inc. Principal Doing Hard Time at Marin County Jail

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The Criminal: Gary Welch The Crime: HVAC Design The Sentence:  72 Hours of hard time at the Marin County Jail The ironic “Welcome” sign at Marin County Jail When you pass through the...

How to Get Maximum Cooling from your Swamp Cooler

My wife, Linda, and I have a cabin in a hot, dry, little town no one has ever heard of – Groveland, California. Summertime temperatures regularly reach above the 100 degree mark. The cabin...

To Touch or Not to Touch? Ladies You CAN Try This at Home

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Who says toilets can’t be sexy? ( I mean besides everyone…) 
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