Southland Industries Awarded Purple Line Addition to Washington DC Metro System

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 17:15

Dulles, VA

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Purple Line addition to Washington DC’s metropolitan transportation system. In addition to Southland, the design-build team working for owner Maryland Transit Administration consists of M.C. Dean and Hensel Phelps.

Once completed, the Purple Line will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail red, green, and orange lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. Spanning more than 200,000 square feet, Southland’s scope of work consists of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation services. The project consists of two operations and maintenance facilities serving the 16.2-mile light rail. Southland will also implement variable refrigerant systems and compressed air, lubrication, and other specialty systems.   

With a goal of LEED Silver certification, the project’s design phase is currently underway and construction is scheduled to begin August 2017. Overall project completion is anticipated by 2021. 

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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