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Jul
30
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Prevention through Design: Paving the Way for Safety

When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. A strong saftey culture requires a unified team that believes in and utilizes common safety practices during all stages of the a building’s lifecycle. In the video blog above, Senior Vice President Victor Sanvido explains some of the benefits of Southland’s Prevention through Design program, comparing recent statistics regarding recordable injuries and lost work days.

Jul
01
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Emphasis on Safety Culture Goes a Long Way

What does it mean to have a safety culture? At Southland, it means safety does not get put away with your hard hat at the end of the day.  Ingraining an attitude of safety and risk management in all activities for every employee is the goal of any high-functioning safety program.

Jun
17
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How an Open Client Relationship Leads to an Efficient Project Turnover

In December of 2010, Southland Industries was awarded the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center replacement hospital project in Fort Hood, Texas. Now, almost three years later, we are in the process of turning over almost one million square feet of hospital space to the Army in Fort Hood.  

 
May
27
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Fire Protection Achieves Success through Teamwork

For fire protection, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to keeping customers safe. Each time we get a project, we start from scratch by designing a program that fits the needs of the client. The projects we take on begin with the opportunity—and from there it’s a team effort among Southland’s design engineers, project management team and installers.

Apr
30
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Green Globes Versus LEED

As a principal engineer for Southland, I am responsible for the design and modeling of energy efficient buildings. Working on LEED certified projects across the country for Southland, I have been exposed to a variety of facilities with different energy goals over the years and have been invited to speak at many national industry events regarding the design and modeling of energy efficient building systems. 

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