"For our engineers and detailers to handle their workloads they needed to be local," says Israel Sumano, senior director of infrastructure at Southland Industries, a design-build MEP firm that also does fire suppression. Sumano is making the case that proximity to construction sites is hugely beneficial for not just a design-build MEP firm but any firm. "Being able to go directly into the field to observe a situation or problem has great advantages," he says.
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