By: Abdullah Karimi
Post-processing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data is a vital step in order to accurately derive the right conclusions from the models, present the results to decision-makers, and ensure the best product design. Output files generated by CFD simulations are often huge, making it a daunting task to efficiently create effective visualizations. Design decisions require optimization studies which mean a large number of individual CFD simulations.
By: Emily Spicher
When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. At Southland Industries, safety is our number one priority, and we do our best to ensure our men and women go home in the same condition they came to work. On one of our latest healthcare projects, the project team instilled a ‘see something, say something’ principle to ensure each unsafe situation would be identified.
The financial cost of downtime for organizations ranges drastically per industry, region, and size. Many different causes can create such downtime, ranging from natural causes like hurricanes and tornadoes, to human causes like protests or riots, or infrastructure causes such as an electrical short circuit.
By: David Shuler
It’s no secret that the summers in Arizona are dangerously rough, even for the most robust people. With temperatures creeping up to the triple digits, life on the streets of Arizona go from unbearable to deadly. Throughout the state, an average of 118 people die every day from excessive heat, 95 percent of those deaths occur between May and September. Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code: Red collects donations of water and basic necessities to help ease the life of the homeless. With safety being a core value at Southland, we were presented the opportunity to give back to the city through Code: Red. Without hesitation, we joined in to help.
By: Mike Starego, PE
For typical MEP design firms, buzzwords like collaboration and innovation are often used to describe activities that add value to owners and differentiate those firms from the rest of the industry. In reality, collaborating and being innovative are actions that all MEP designers strive to accomplish in their daily routines. Mechanical and electrical engineers routinely collaborate to bring co