Design Build Institute of America Recognizes Southland Projects

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 22:15

Irvine, CA

The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region presented Southland Industries with two awards at the fourth annual Design-Build Competition. To qualify for a Western Pacific Region DBIA award, projects must be successfully performed using design-build methodology. Projects must also demonstrate early collaboration among trades during preconstruction and design, as well as contractual acceptance of single-entity risk within the design-build team. Furthermore, winning projects must exhibit advanced and innovative applications of total integrated project delivery while finding unique solutions for project challenges.
Southland’s Golden West Community College project received a Merit Award in the Design-Build Rehabilitation/ Renovation/ Restoration category. The DBIA Merit Award is awarded to projects that signify excellent implementation of design-build techniques meeting or exceeding the owner’s expectations. Southland’s Las Positas/ Chabot project received an Excellence Award for Southland’s successful analysis of design-build strategies which resulted in a unique application of teaming that exceeded the owner’s needs.
Congratulations to Southland’s Southern and Northern California Divisions for their hard work on these outstanding projects!
About DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is a membership organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single source project delivery within the design and construction community. The design-build method of project delivery embraces architecture/engineering and construction services under a single contract, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. DBIA members include practitioners from all project phases, plus public- and private-sector project owners.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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