Design-Build

Aug
24
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How Team Selection Can Affect Project Outcomes

Selecting the appropriate trade partners and even determining which trades should be partners is critical in determining the outcome of a project.  Having the contract set up a certain way can dictate the attitude and collaboration of trade partners. The contract can uphold certain standards, and if trade partners do not perform per the contract, the result can be a lost job. Many in the construction industry prefer to see this type of clause in a contract.

Apr
13
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Part 1: Sharing the Risk in ILPD

Initially trademarked by the Boldt Group, the Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) method strives to eliminate waste in construction. The process begins before design even starts. By introducing constructability efforts and lean tools early on in the project, team members can evaluate historical data and how waste can be mitigated through an integrated and collaborative design effort. This method, coupled with the Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA), truly introduces a new working environment that many team members have never witnessed.

Dec
16
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Southland Expands Capabilities with Electrical Department

Southland Industries has incorporated electrical engineering capabilities into their engineering division.  The electrical department, currently located in the Mid-Atlantic office has been supporting both local and national projects. With Southland now providing complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services in-house, customers can benefit from a collaborative and innovative engineering design approach.

Sep
28
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Expanding Southland’s Process Engineering Capabilities

In recent years, Southland has aimed to expand its process engineering capabilities and refocus its strengths within the process and chemical engineering fields. The benefits that come with the addition of a full-service, in-house process team allow Southland to develop and optimize industrial processes throughout all phases of a project to satisfy customer needs.

Jul
30
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Prevention through Design: Paving the Way for Safety

When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. A strong saftey culture requires a unified team that believes in and utilizes common safety practices during all stages of the a building’s lifecycle. In the video blog above, Senior Vice President Victor Sanvido explains some of the benefits of Southland’s Prevention through Design program, comparing recent statistics regarding recordable injuries and lost work days.

Jun
17
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How an Open Client Relationship Leads to an Efficient Project Turnover

In December of 2010, Southland Industries was awarded the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center replacement hospital project in Fort Hood, Texas. Now, almost three years later, we are in the process of turning over almost one million square feet of hospital space to the Army in Fort Hood.