CFD and Mission Critical Facilities

Article | CFD (October 2015)

In today’s 21st century business environment, the need for efficient data centers is increasing at unprecedented rates as the demand for computing, processing power, and data storage grows exponentially. The energy consumption in a data center can be significantly more than a typical office space, and a considerable portion of the energy cost (30% to 50%) is dedicated to the data center’s cooling system. More than ever, IT equipment is getting smaller in size yet more powerful, and the need for a proper and efficient cooling system design plays an important role in saving energy.


Southland Industries Offers Analytics, Building Automation, and Equipment Lifecycle Management through New Subsidiary, Envise

Dulles, VA (October 1, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems experts recently launched a new wholly owned subsidiary, called Envise. As a building management systems integrator, Envise will focus on analytics, building management systems, and equipment lifecycle management in order to optimize building performance for customers’ facilities.

“Today, building owners and facilities staff are continuously being chal­lenged to run their buildings more efficiently. This can be a difficult undertaking without the right partner to address building management, technology integration, energy management, and facility services from a single source and in a reliable manner,” stated CEO of Envise Chris Lofaso. “Our knowledgeable team of experts form long-term, collaborative partnerships with customers to help manage both their facilities and budgets. By developing building solutions that are built around performance metrics, we are able to improve facilities throughout their lifecycle and meet customers’ short and long term goals,” Lofaso continued.


Southland Industries Appoints New Chief Human Resources Officer

Dulles, VA (September 28, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, has named Lisa Hoffman Starr as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Ms. Hoffman Starr is a veteran human resources executive with a breadth of experiences in the function including implementing best practices to optimize the employee and leader experience. In her new role, Ms. Starr will be responsible for the expansion of human capital capabilities to support the execution of Southland’s strategic goals across all business lines.


Union Village: Introducing a First

Article | Healthcare Design (September 2015)

To the city of Henderson, Nev., Union Village is 151 acres of city-owned property that sold for $11.6 million in April 2011 to boost medical infrastructure in Southern Nevada. But beyond the Las Vegas suburb, it will be the first integrated health village of its kind and the largest healthcare project in the world.


Hot-Water- and Steam-Boiler Water Treatment

Article | HPAC Engineering (September 2015)

In boiler systems, nearly all problems related to premature water- and fire-tube failure, unexpected performance loss, and system failure can be traced to water chemistry and treatment. Taking the steps to develop and maintain an efficient and reliable water-treatment program will ensure a successful boiler system.

With a boiler system, the importance of water treatment is determined largely by the type and application of the boiler. There are many types of boiler applications, the primary ones being hot water and steam.


Recruiting the Best: A Non-Traditional Strategy

Article | Contracting Business (September 2015)

Something new and exciting is happening across the San Francisco landscape: Tower cranes are seemingly visible at every major intersection of the city.

This welcomed change represents an influx of work for the Bay Area, which has seen its share of high unemployment rates, stalled construction projects and a hold on non-profit organizations’ ability to provide a prepared workforce to some companies in need.


Incorporate a Unified Workflow in Three Steps

Article | HPAC Engineering (September 2015)

A unified workflow is a single process that integrates the four main functional groups on a construction project: project management, engineering, constructability, and BIM. The goal is to make intelligent decisions about how the job will be designed and built, from project conception to completion.

When early communication is fostered between functional groups, constructability concerns are addressed far more efficiently than the typical request for information (RFI) feedback loop that normally occurs.


Southland Engineering Awarded Washington Area Hospital Renovation

Dulles, VA (September 15, 2015)

Southland Engineering, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded the renovation of a prominent hospital in the D.C. metro area. In addition to Southland’s design-build team, the project includes M.C. Dean, Pritchett Controls, and Metro Test and Balance.


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.


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.