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Oct
28
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The Risk in Design-Assist, Part I

An excellent product at a low cost is every consumer’s dream; and for most owners ready to create a program for their upcoming construction project, the desire is often the same.  Packaging a world-class design firm together with the most cost competitive construction contractors sounds like the perfect recipe for a successful project.  So, why does this not always produce the outcome that owners, architects, engineers, and contractors often desire? Oftentimes, it has a lot to do with the contracting methods that are used and how they encourage or discourage collaboration. Moreover, the risks that each of the different team players will be asked to take on are not always correctly identified.

Oct
15
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How Owners and Engineers Gain Benefits from CFD

The beginning stages of a building’s design are critical. Understanding the airflow and the comfort level can make or break a facility. Southland understands this and applies computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to optimize the design, predict the failure, and cut the cost. In the video blog above, Director of the Advanced Simulations Center at Southland Industries Reza Ghias explains the benefits of utilizing CFD for engineers and owners alike. 

Sep
28
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Expanding Southland’s Process Engineering Capabilities

In recent years, Southland has aimed to expand its process engineering capabilities and refocus its strengths within the process and chemical engineering fields. The benefits that come with the addition of a full-service, in-house process team allow Southland to develop and optimize industrial processes throughout all phases of a project to satisfy customer needs.

Sep
08
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Seven Tips to Stand Out at College Career Fairs

Attending a career fair can be an overwhelming experience. Knowing who to talk to, how to dress, or even what to say can go a long way when it comes to interacting with a potential employer. Recruiters can meet hundreds of students during a career fair, so what can be done to stand out?

Aug
20
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The Benefits of Joint Ventures with Industry Competitors

In May 2015, Southland Industries was awarded the Loma Linda Campus Transformation project, a new 940,000 square foot acute-care facility in Southern California. Putting aside the sheer size of the project, the pursuit itself was exciting as it involved forming a joint venture (JV) with two of Southland’s primary competitors in Southern California. 

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