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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. 

Feb
03
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Capturing VirginiaSAVES Dollars for Capital Maintenance Needs

On September 2, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a $20 million program to improve energy efficiency in Virginia. The VirginiaSAVES program is designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects through repurposing of unused Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds assigned to the commonwealth in 2009.

Jan
20
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Target Value Design and How to Make Shared Risk and Reward Sustainable

Over the last five years, Southland Industries has participated in a Target Value Design Research Group facilitated by University of California, Berkeley’s Project Production Sciences Laboratory (P2SL). This research group was composed of practitioners from the architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical design community, as well as, a general contractor and numerous “trade partners” from the mechanical, electrical, and structural sub-trades.

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