News

Sep
08

Southland Industries Awarded America Center Phase II

Garden Grove, CA (2015)

Southland Engineering, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded the America Center Phase II project in San Jose, California.  In addition to Southland’s full MEP design team, the project includes Lusardi Construction and Large Architecture.

Jul
30

Southland Industries’ Annual Southern California Golf Tournament Raises over $80,000 for Charity

Garden Grove, CA (2015)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, recently hosted its Annual Southern California Golf Tournament in La Habra Heights, CA.  Held at Hacienda Golf Club, the profits from the tournament were donated to the American Heart Association and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Attracting over 144 participants and 50 generous sponsors and partners, the event was one of Southland’s most profitable fundraising efforts, allowing each organization to receive $40,000.

Jun
17

Built to Lead, Built to Last

Article | ENR (June 2015)
At the beginning of 2011, I was handling the closeout of a 1 million-sq-ft facility that my company, Southland Industries, turned over earlier in the year. I was also initiating two projects that had been fast tracked to meet a September completion milestone.

While I was busier than I had ever been in my career, my boss stopped by my office one afternoon to brief me on the concept of a new internal leadership development program the company was calling Built to Lead (BTL). A week later, I was on a conference call with five of my colleagues from various U.S. offices who would comprise Southland’s first BTL team.

Jun
10

Integrated Project Delivery Can Work Well But Is Still No Utopia

Article | ENR (June 2015)
"The risk, as far as losing money, is minimal," says Edwin Najarian, a structural engineer principal with TTG Corp. TTG's profit on IPD jobs has been "the same or a little less" than usual, he adds.

IPD proponents say the best projects combine IPD with the Lean Construction Institute's framework for minimizing waste and rework. Integrated Lean Project Delivery "is not easy, but the benefits are there if you approach ILPD the right way," says John Bennett, senior director, design and construction, of Universal Health Services Inc., an early adopter of ILPD for UHS's acute care and behavioral health hospitals.

May
29

Southland Industries Awarded Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Dulles, VA (2015)
Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Proton Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. In addition to Southland, the design-assist project team includes VOA Associates, Brasfield and Gorrie, and MC Dean.

May
08

Southland Industries Awarded Loma Linda Campus Transformation

Garden Grove, CA (2015)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Loma Linda Campus Transformation project in conjunction with joint venture partners Murray Company and Pan Pacific.  In addition to MPS Mechanical Contractors a JV, the design-assist project team working for owner Loma Linda Medical Center includes NBBJ Architects, Arup, McCarthy Building Companies, Berg-Helix Electric and joint venture NGI/Standard.

Apr
06

Unified Workflow Building-Project Delivery

Article | HPAC Engineering (April 2015)
A properly executed 3-D BIM model adds value to every aspect of a construction project, including improving safety, accelerating the schedule and reducing budget. However, it is not something that can be performed by a consultant alone and then passed off to a contractor to re-model for shop drawing development and installation.

Mar
30

US General Services Administration Awards Southland Service GSA Status

Dulles, VA (2015)
Southland Service, a division of Southland Industries, recently announced that it has been awarded GSA status by the US General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA Schedule 03FAC contract award will allow Southland Service to establish long-term partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies in order to provide facility maintenance and management solutions.

Mar
18

Southland Industries Awarded Federal Bureau of Investigation Building 7

Dulles, VA (2015)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Building 7 Washington Dorm Renovation in Quantico, Virginia. In addition to Southland, the design-build project team includes Trans Systems Architects and Mortenson Construction.

Mar
02

Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon College

Article | Facilities Net (March 2015)
The concept of retrocommissioning is not new, but new emphasis and investments in energy efficiency are giving the process greater interest and adoption. One example brings this renewed attention into focus. In 2013, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas  funded a retrocommissioning engineering study to identify energy inefficiencies and related issues with mechanical system operation at the Science Building of Santiago Canyon College near Los Angeles.

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