Southland Industries Awarded Desert Springs Central Utility Plant Replacement

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.

The 451,000 square foot acute care facility consists of 293 beds, full emergency and nuclear medicine departments, stroke center, and diabetes treatment center. Southland will be replacing the existing central utility plant by providing and installing a combined mechanical and electrical central utility plant. The new plant will be built remotely and will include a 1,000-ton chiller plant with pumps and cooling towers, complete chilled water and condenser water systems, relocation of key heating hot water and plumbing systems, and rework of the steam condensate system. In addition, Southland’s project team will install substantial underground utilities to connect the new central plant, which will allow for a demolition of the old plant, ultimately making room for an expansion to the emergency department.

The project’s design phase began in August 2015, with construction expected to commence in November 2016. Overall project completion is anticipated for December 2017. 

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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