News

Feb
16

ENR California's Top 20 Under 40

Article | ENR California (February 2015)
After earning his master's degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University, Christopher Taylor worked on numerous design-build government and health care projects for Southland Industries' mid-Atlantic division.

Feb
11

Southland Industries Awarded the University of Virginia’s Gilmer Hall and Chemistry Building Renovation

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 University of Virginia’s Gilmer Hall and Chemistry Building Renovation in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to Southland, the design-assist project team includes Perkins+Will, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Integral Group, and WFT Engineering.

Feb
09

BIM for Safety

Article | Building Design + Construction (February 2015)
In early 2008, as a storm approached northern Michigan, a 19-year-old construction worker raced to the rooftop of a multifamily building to clear the area of construction debris. Unaware that a metal roof curb—which was not secured or labeled—was covering a make-up air shaft, the worker tried to move the curb onto a stack of plywood. He fell through the roof opening 69 feet to his death.

Jan
30

Embracing Change At Southland Industries

Article | Sheet Metal Journal (January 2015)
Henry Nutt is not afraid of change. In fact, he may be its biggest advocate, at least at Southland Industries in Union City, California, where he is general sheet metal superintendent and bona fide lean construction advocate.

Southland Industries is a design-build-maintain construction firm, including service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation, and systems controls.

 
Jan
29

Optimize 3-D BIM Models Using a Unified Workflow

Article | Construction Executive (January 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.

Jan
21

Southland Industries Awarded Kern County Justice Facility

Garden Grove, CA (2014)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Kern County Justice Facility in Bakersfield, California. In addition to Southland, the design-build project team includes HOK Architects, Balfour Beatty, CML RW Security, and Berg Electric.

 
Jan
05

Data Center Design-Build Upgrade is Easier with Process Controls

Article | Control Engineering (January 2015)
A project to replace an out-of-date data center began in 2012; M.C. Dean focused on building the new LEED Gold facility to support a 6 MW data floor, which would eventually to be expanded to 10 MW. The project included 6 control panels (2 PLC and 4 remote I/O), 2 redundant automation stations, 16 remote I/O racks with more than 1,800 hard I/O points, 5 operator workstations, 2 server racks, 10 network cabinets, and 45 network switches for collecting more than 35,000 soft I/O points. 

Dec
15

Southland Industries Awarded California Pacific Medical Center St. Luke’s Replacement Hospital

Union City, CA (2014)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) St. Luke’s Replacement Hospital project in San Francisco, California. In addition to Southland, the design-build project team includes SmithGroup, HerreroBoldt, Rosendin Electric, Silverman & Light, Pankow, Harrison Drywall and RLH Fire Protection.

Dec
05

Mission Critical Fire Safety

Article | Mission Critical (2014)
The data collection and cloud computing industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and that growth has been a boon to the construction industry, which is being called upon to design and build these structures to accommodate complex mechanical needs. Chief among these needs is a reliable and effective fire protection system that will ensure mission-critical technology like servers are always operational.

Dec
01

Protecting Those Who Served: Ventilation At Walter Reed

Article | ES Magazine (December 2014)
At Walter Reed Military Medical Center, the mission was an air distribution overhaul of the surgical operating room suites without interrupting the ongoing delivery of care. The project team designed and delivered an upgraded environment in each new OR using a new desiccant-based system and custom air handlers. The result was increased environment flexibility and safety in the surgical suites, and more. 

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