Southland Industries Awarded National Museum of African American History and Culture

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 21:45

Dulles, VA 

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently awarded the National Museum of African American History and Culture project in downtown Washington, DC. The design-assist team consists of joint venture Clark/Smoot/Russell, Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, WSP Flack & Kurtz, and Southland Industries. Southland also partnered with small business enterprise, I&B Associates, which will self-perform one fourth of the mechanical work.

Totaling 410,000 square feet, the museum building will consist of three stories of below-grade space and five stories of above-grade space on the National Mall, next to the Washington Monument. Southland's scope of work for the project will include HVAC and plumbing services. In regards to plumbing, the project will utilize a large water reclamation system for both ground water and storm water due to its location. Overall, the museum will focus on sustainability as well as environmental stewardship throughout all phases of the project, and will be designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
The project is currently about halfway into the design phase as well as undergoing early stages of construction due to the sizeable and complex site excavation required. With the majority of the field trades scheduled to start in August 2013, the project is expected to reach overall completion by July 2015.

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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