Engineering

Jan
04
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Three Factors to Consider When Designing for Central Plants

When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.

Sep
07
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Supporting the Community Through Symbolic Projects

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a new Smithsonian institution located on the National Mall in Washington, DC for which Southland provided mechanical, plumbing, and building automation services. Opening later this month, it is the only museum dedicated entirely to African American culture and history.

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.

Mar
02
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Southland Expands with Architecture Department

With recent growth in Southland’s engineering capabilities, the addition of an in-house architecture department has been welcomed into the Phoenix, Arizona office.  The architecture group will support local and national projects as part of Southland’s strategy to provide a complete, full-service, collective, and innovative design approach.

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.

Apr
30
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Green Globes Versus LEED

As a principal engineer for Southland, I am responsible for the design and modeling of energy efficient buildings. Working on LEED certified projects across the country for Southland, I have been exposed to a variety of facilities with different energy goals over the years and have been invited to speak at many national industry events regarding the design and modeling of energy efficient building systems. 

Feb
25
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Engineering the Fan Powered Induction Unit

The term fan powered induction unit—also known as fan powered terminal units with sensible coils, dedicated outdoor air systems, or fan powered terminal units—attempts to define a product that delivers sensible cooling to occupied zones.  Like all HVAC equipment, there is a time and place for everything, and sensible cooling terminal units are no exception.

Nov
18
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Phoenix Rising

Southland Engineering, a division of Southland Industries providing fully integrated engineering services, is excited to announce its new permanent office location in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently working to finalize the office design and begin construction, this is an exciting time for our division.

May
02
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Creating A Company Culture: Fostering Innovation

I recently had the opportunity to participate as part of a panel during ENR's Future Tech Conference. My group, consisting of five panelists from various businesses, kicked off the two-day conference by discussing an initiative each of our respective companies has been working on, followed by a question and answer segment. 

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