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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.

Jan
06
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Lean at Penn State: Practicing What They Teach

In their second venture to implement a Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach to maximize the value of the University Park campus environment, The Pennsylvania State University chose the design-assist construction management team consisting of: Barton Malow (construction manager), Southland Industries (HVAC/plumbing/fire protection), and M.C. Dean (electrical) to construct the new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Building (CEBME). 

Dec
16
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Southland Expands Capabilities with Electrical Department

Southland Industries has incorporated electrical engineering capabilities into their engineering division.  The electrical department, currently located in the Mid-Atlantic office has been supporting both local and national projects.

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