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Nov
16
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A Mustached Movement

Talking about one’s health can be an intimidating subject. In a society where vitality has long been associated with individual success, it is common to keep our health problems private—not only to convey strength, but to avoid making anyone else contemplate how our health issues are related to their mortality. This often leads to victims of cancer and other maladies to suffer alone.  

Nov
02
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Top Six Safety Hazards on Stadium Projects

When it comes to stadium projects, no two are alike. Owners want a one-of-a-kind facilty that provides an exeptional fan experience. Architectural features, design innovations, and unique building systems help create a space that accomplishes this, but also come with construction challenges and safety hazards.

Oct
04
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Revisiting Southland’s Lean Journey

In 2015, Southland’s Executive Leadership Team tasked the organization’s leadership development and research team, Built to Lead V, with a goal of creating a strategy to motivate, educate, and empower our people to embrace lean thinking as a way of life.

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.

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