Article | Building Forward
“We do a lot of college recruiting, and it’s a tough sell, especially with women,” says Wendy Montgomery, senior manager, talent management at Garden Grove, Calif.-based Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors.
Article | Consulting-Specifying Engineer
When the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is compared to others, it is clear that we are behind on major advancements and safety protocols. Over 70 percent of projects within the AEC industry are over budget or delivered behind schedule, or both, explains Southland Engineering’s Erin Miller.
Article | Facility Executive
“As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, we were craving high-performance work and fabrication spaces that could serve to enhance our commitment to integrated solutions, our design-build-maintain model, and an environment that serves our most important asset: our people,” said Southland Industries’ vice president and division leader Payman Farrokhyar.
Fort Riley, KS
Fort Riley, home of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, collaborated with Southland Energy and the U.S Army Engineering and Support Center to develop and implement energy conservation measures to reduce energy consumption and enhance resiliency. The $25 million second phase energy project will upgrade 165 facilities totaling 3.7 million square feet. Improvements include LED lighting (interior and exterior), water fixtures, HVAC, controls, expanding the existing Energy Management Control System (EMCS), infrared heating system upgrades, direct exchange system coil treatment and restoration, building envelope improvements, and retro-commissioning.
Article | Propmodo
Virtual reality (VR) has proved useful to a wide range of applications in architecture, medicine and, of course, the ever-growing gaming industry. The next industry poised for transformation thanks to VR is the design-build industry, explains Mehran Salehi, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analyst at Southland Industries.
Article | Occupational Health & Safety
What makes operating a site under Lean principles different and inherently safer than other sites is the active role that each team member takes, along with the understanding that all voices have equal representation when it comes to creating a project flow that maximizes value and minimizes waste, explains Henry Nutt, Sheet Metal General Superintendent at Southland Industries.