Southland Industries Awarded SLS Hotel and Casino Renovation

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 20:30

Las Vegas, NV 

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently awarded the SLS Hotel and Casino Renovation project located in Las Vegas, Nevada through a two-part design and build procurement process. The project team includes the Penta Building Group, Bombard Electric, Gensler, and Southland Industries.
With over 1.5 million total square feet, the project consists of three hotel towers that account for about 885,000 square feet as well as a low-rise building accounting for about 770,000 square feet. Two of the towers will be completely stripped down and rebuilt, while the third will undergo a renovation that will allow its layout to remain the same. Southland's scope of work on the project will involve HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection services.
Southland designed the facility's HVAC systems to rely on an effective combination of chilled water, heating hot water, and steam. To support these systems, a central plant will be modified to hold a capacity of 2,710 tons of chilled water, 12,500 MBH of heating hot water, and 20,926 MBH of steam.
In regards to plumbing services, Southland will replace various parts of the plumbing systems such as a water softener, grease interceptors, underground waste lines and other infrastructure systems. The upgraded plumbing systems will feed eight restaurants, five kitchens, as well as numerous bars and restrooms within the facility.
Concerning the facility's fire protection systems, a new standpipe system, a diesel fire pumping addition, and various sprinkler modifications and upgrades will be implemented to accommodate the new low-rise building, while two new fire sprinkler systems will be installed within the towers.
The project's construction phase has been underway since February 2013 and overall project completion is anticipated by July 2014. The facility anticipates an official opening in the fall of 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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