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Jul
01
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Emphasis on Safety Culture Goes a Long Way

What does it mean to have a safety culture? At Southland, it means safety does not get put away with your hard hat at the end of the day.  Ingraining an attitude of safety and risk management in all activities for every employee is the goal of any high-functioning safety program.

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.  

 
May
27
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Fire Protection Achieves Success through Teamwork

For fire protection, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to keeping customers safe. Each time we get a project, we start from scratch by designing a program that fits the needs of the client. The projects we take on begin with the opportunity—and from there it’s a team effort among Southland’s design engineers, project management team and installers.

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. 

Apr
13
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Southland’s Unified Workflow

At Southland, we believe in efficiently using technology to implement a single model concept. Whenever we digitally construct a BIM model, our goal is to follow the philosophy of only drawing it once.

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