Southland Industries Awarded Marine Corps University Research Center Addition and Academic Instruction Facility

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 21:45

Dulles, VA  

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently awarded the Marine Corps University Research Center Addition and Academic Instruction Facility project at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Merging two projects under a single contract, the project team consists of joint venture CDM Smith/Coakley Williams, AECOM, Athena Construction, and Southland Industries.
In addition to the combined 177,000 square feet of the classroom building and archival storage facility, the project also includes a 225,000 square foot remote, above ground garage. Southland will provide HVAC, plumbing, controls, and fire protection services and will partner with Athena Construction to perform a portion of the work. Adjoining the Gray Research Center, the Marine Corps University Research Center Addition will be used as a file storage facility to support the Archival and History Divisions and will require mechanical systems designed for stringent humidity control. As a new multi-story learning facility, the Marines Corps University Academic Instruction Facility's acoustic requirements will be rigorous as it will include state-of-the-art classrooms, training rooms, auditoriums, a kitchen area, and office space. Regarding the plumbing systems, the project will utilize water reclamation from storm water.
Currently in the design phase, the project team is working toward a goal of LEED Gold certification. Field construction is scheduled to begin in July 2013, and overall project completion is anticipated by October 2014.

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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