Articles

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...

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.

 
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 ‘...

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.

Jan
26

Will the New Solar Tariffs Hurt the Microgrid Industry? Yes and No

Article | Microgrid Knowledge
Southland Energy’s Maureen MacDonald shares the impact of the new solar tariffs and how it will play a role in the near term for the US solar industry.

Jan
15

ENR Southwest’s 2018 Top Young Professionals

Article | ENR

Southland Industries’ Corey Wallace was recently named as one of Top Young Professionals for ENR Southwest. Wallace serves as a fire protection engineer for all of Southland’s divisions throughout the US. He oversees a group of engineers and designers, providing strategic and operational direction to his company and clients.

Jan
15

ENR Southwest’s 2018 Top Young Professionals

Article | ENR

Southland Industries’ Corey Wallace was recently named as one of Top Young Professionals for ENR Southwest. Wallace serves as a fire protection engineer for all of Southland’s divisions throughout the US. He oversees a group of engineers and designers, providing strategic and operational direction to his company and clients.

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