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Aug
16
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A Short Circuit Breakdown

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.

Jul
19
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Giving Back: Phoenix Rescue Mission

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.

Jul
06
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Collaborative Innovation

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

Jun
21
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Four Steps to Getting Started on Your Smart Building Approach

One of the challenges in developing a ‘smart building’ is that most owners have a different idea of what a smart building really is. One common thread in many smart building projects is that the building typically harvests information and utilizes this data to make decisions on how the building systems are operating and interacting. 

May
24
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2017 ASHRAE David C.J. Peters Scholarship Winners

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As a former senior vice president at Southland Industries, Dave Peters was one of Southland’s greatest contributors – not only regarding technical innovations, but also for his passion for recruiting talented engineering students. After Dave passed away in 2011, the ASHRAE David C.J. Peters Scholarship was created to honor his accomplishments and dedication to rising young engineers.

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