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Jan
27
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Three Simple Steps to Going Lean

Lean is one of the most important trends sweeping through our industry today. The Lean Construction Institute recently received the Henry C. Turner Prize from the National Building Museum for Innovation in Construction for the positive effects it has had on projects and processes within our industry. By following a few basic steps, it is possible to improve our projects and businesses to create safer, more effective workplaces for everyone involved.

Jan
09
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Southland’s Definition of BIM

The term “BIM” is traditionally used to describe building information modeling, but the definition of this term can vary depending on who is defining it.  To some people, BIM may immediately bring to mind 3D modeling, while it may mean the coordination process and virtual clash detection between different disciplines to others.  Though these processes and related technologies are certainly part of BIM, they do not represent the full potential of a holistic BIM strategy on their own.

Dec
12
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Southland Safety: Prevention Through Design

Tags: Safety

Recently, Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division launched a formal safety initiative, called Prevention Through Design, which aims to use all available resources to help us reach our goal of zero injuries. The concept of Prevention Through Design has its roots in Europe and Australia and is now beginning to take root here in the US.

Dec
02
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The Recruiting Experience: Fall 2013

Tags: Interns, Event

As part of Southland’s recent rebranding, our recruiters hit the college trail armed with a new recruiting campaign this fall. With the focus of the campaign being “Get Your Hands Dirty,” the campaign centered around the opportunity to gain hands-on experience that prospective hires would receive with Southland. This message was chosen because it highlights our primary goal for each and every student that chooses to take on a Southland internship or co-op experience.

Apr
30
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City Build

As part of Northern California Division’s community efforts, Southland volunteered at San Francisco’s CityBuild Academy, an apprenticeship initiative for economically disadvantaged bay area residents. Southland’s piping/plumbing teams went to the CityBuild Academy to teach students with a hands-on copper tube project.

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