By: Josh Getz
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.
By: Joe Visgaitis
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.
By: Andrew Rhodes
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.
By: Sarah Misherghi
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.
By: Reyann Contreras
2012 was a good year for the safety department. Southland reported the second lowest incident rate in our history and the lowest vehicle accident rate ever. We saw the team at Fort Hood recognized as contractor of the quarter with an award from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). And, we have strengthened our safety team by promoting two employees.