At Southland, we go to great lengths to keep pace with the most recent manufactured and modular construction trends in our industry. Manufactured construction provides benefits in all key cost-driving aspects of a project. With a focus on creating repeatable units and a highly standardized approach to design and construction regardless of the project type, costs are reduced. In keeping a large portion of labor required to build a project in an on or off-site manufacturing facility, significant improvements to the labor productivity, quality, safety, and project duration are achieved.
Southland has also invested significant time and resources in understanding and producing multi-trade assemblies that allow the efficiencies already identified to occur across an entire project. Multi-trade assemblies like overhead pipe/conduit racks and bathroom pods allow for multiple design and construction entities to benefit from a manufactured construction mindset. Southland is experienced in collaborating with architects and structural engineers for solutions to integration challenges that present themselves early in the project lifecycle. Southland has implemented several examples of multi-trade construction, such as zone-valve boxes (plumbing, framing and drywall), overhead racking (mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection) and equipment skids (mechanical and electrical) on a number of projects and actively looks for the opportunity to do more during the design phase of a project.
Southland has traveled the globe in search of the best and most challenging modular implementations. Our research has improved our ability in presenting ideas and solutions to improve the efficiency of construction through manufactured strategies. We believe there is much to be gained through the better alignment of construction techniques and installation of bigger, more complete elements.