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Sep
07

What California’s Microgrid Bill Means to the State – and Everybody Else

Article | Microgrid Knowledge
California’s recent passage of microgrid legislation is a good indicator that other states will soon follow suit, but challenges lie ahead in standardizing the connection between a microgrid and the larger grid, explains Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson. 

 
Aug
09

SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES RANKS 16th AMONG TOP 100 MEP GIANTS

Garden Grove, CA

Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CFE) today announced Southland Industries as the 16th-ranked 2018 MEP Giant. The 100 engineering firms distinguished by this prestigious award are recognized in the August 2018 issue, highlighted online at http://www.csemag.com/giants, and honored at a dinner and networking awards event in Chicago in October.  

Jul
17

What is the difference between a microgrid and a smart grid?

Article | InBuilding Magazine

The term “smart grid” is often used as a generic term when discussing how technology is impacting the creation and use of energy, but it’s somewhat vague. Technology affects energy use in many ways and at many levels, and the phrase “smart grid” is not meaningful to most building owners. However, a related concept, the microgrid, is something that owners and property managers should become familiar with. So what do these terms actually mean? Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson explains.

May
18

Exploring complex hotels, resorts, and casinos: Automation and controls

Article | CSEMAG
Today's high-end hotel tower suites are designed to optimize comfort and simplify the overall guest experience, but the technology behind them is increasingly complex, explains Matt Dolan, Senior Design Engineer, Southland Industries, Las Vegas.

 
May
01

SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES RECOGNIZED BY CIO AS ONE OF THE CIO 100 AWARD WINNERS


Honorees receive award during CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

Garden Grove, CA

IDG's CIO  today announces Southland Industries as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100. The 31th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

Apr
30

3D Printing: The New Evolution of Rapid Prototyping

Article | CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Utilizing 3D printing technology can significantly reduce both the time and the cost associated with building multiple prototypes of prefabricated elements, according to Timothy J. Williams, Senior Project Manager, Southland Industries.

Apr
18

New Workloads, Cost Pressures Drive Up Data Center Power Densities

Article | Data Center Knowledge
As power densities in data halls continue to increase, so too does the demand for (and complexity of) the systems required to cool them, explains Mike Kilkeary, associate principal engineer at Southland Engineering. 

Apr
03

Central Plant Design: Three Factors to Consider

Article | HPAC Engineering

When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.

Mar
14

Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean

Article | Building Design + Construction
In the U.S., a core group of pioneers, including Southland’s Victor Sanvido, spent the better part of two decades adapting the principles of Lean from the manufacturing plant to the construction site. 

For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent of design and construction firms committed to the mantra of ‘continuous improvement.’ 

Mar
12

Facebook building $2.5B Atlanta-area data center

Article | Construction Dive
Water plays a critical role in data center cooling solutions, especially when energy efficiency is a priority, according to Southland Engineering’s Mike Kilkeary.

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