Southland Industries’ Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex Project Receives DBIA Design-Build Award

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 18:00

Garden Grove, CA 

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest building systems experts providing holistic solutions to optimize each stage of the building lifecycle, was recently presented with the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region’s Design-Build Project of the Year and Design Excellence Award. The seventh annual Design-Build Awards Competition honored projects signifying excellent implementation of design-build techniques that met or exceeded the owner’s expectations.

To qualify for a Western Pacific Region DBIA award, projects must be executed successfully using design-build delivery, demonstrate early collaboration amongst trades during preconstruction and design, as well as exhibit 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 the project’s challenges.

Southland provided design-build HVAC and plumbing services for the Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex. Consisting of a new 98,700 square foot lab building and 5,300 square feet central utility plant, the project utilized 3D building information modeling for successful coordination and assistance in achieving the fast-track project schedule. Southland’s innovative, yet practical solution for this project included a HVAC system using 100% outside air and a measurement and verification plan to document energy savings. By utilizing sustainable construction and renewable energy such as photovoltaic array, this project is expected to receive Platinum LEED certification.

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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