Southland Industries Awarded Desert Springs Central Utility Plant Replacement

Publication Date

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 21:30

Las Vegas, NV
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the central utility plant replacement project at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. In addition to Southland, the integrated project delivery team consists of Berg Electric/MSA, NOVA Geotechnical, Atkins Civil, and Ed Vance Architects.

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