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Apr
13
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Part 1: Sharing the Risk in ILPD

Initially trademarked by the Boldt Group, the Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) method strives to eliminate waste in construction. The process begins before design even starts. By introducing constructability efforts and lean tools early on in the project, team members can evaluate historical data and how waste can be mitigated through an integrated and collaborative design effort.

Mar
30
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Creating Lean Initiative

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Continuously implementing a strong lean culture in each division has always been a top priority for Southland. We find that our projects are more successful and our employees are safer. Although Southland’s culture has always had lean concepts embedded into it, there is always room for improvement.

Mar
16
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Utilizing Mechanical and Cultural Training Sessions to Provide Facility Optimization

Facility optimization is more than just innovative building management solutions. When it comes down to it, having an open line of communication among maintenance and operations personnel and facility operators is vital for a building’s performance.

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.

Feb
17
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The Five Minute Foreman

The Five Minute Foreman, authored by Mark Breslin, provides foremen with the tools and time to grow and succeed in the field.  Having spoken to many union members, one of Southland’s own suggested the book be a part of a foreman's training for all trade persons. 

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