Articles

Sep
25

Southland Industries’ Phoenix Office Named One of the “Coolest in the Valley”

Article |  AZ Big Media

AZ Big Media recently named Southland Industries as one of the 14 coolest offices in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Designed with form and function in mind as well as creating an environment that people want to be in, the coolest offices will grab your attention and keep it until the workday ends, explains author Steve Burks. 

Sep
07

What California’s Microgrid Bill Means to the State – and Everybody Else

Article | Microgrid Knowledge
California’s recent passage of microgrid legislation is a good indicator that other states will soon follow suit, but challenges lie ahead in standardizing the connection between a microgrid and the larger grid, explains Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson. 

 
Jul
17

What is the difference between a microgrid and a smart grid?

Article | InBuilding Magazine

The term “smart grid” is often used as a generic term when discussing how technology is impacting the creation and use of energy, but it’s somewhat vague. Technology affects energy use in many ways and at many levels, and the phrase “smart grid” is not meaningful to most building owners. However, a related concept, the microgrid, is something that owners and property managers should become familiar with. So what do...

May
18

Exploring complex hotels, resorts, and casinos: Automation and controls

Article | CSEMAG
Today's high-end hotel tower suites are designed to optimize comfort and simplify the overall guest experience, but the technology behind them is increasingly complex, explains Matt Dolan, Senior Design Engineer, Southland Industries, Las Vegas.

 
May
17

Patient Priorities: Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Article | Building Design + Construction

Building Design + Construction recently highlighted the completion of the 390,000-square-foot Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center, for which Southland Industries provided design-assist services.

When design-assist contractors for mechanical, electrical, and fire protection were selected, they immediately began working with the design...

May
01

Dealing With the Deferred Maintenance Challenge

Article | College Planning and Management
Taking a life-cycle-focused approach to planning and prioritizing deferred maintenance needs, including those for equipment, can have a tremendous impact, according to Spencer Morgenthau, director of business development for Southland Energy. 

 
Apr
30

3D Printing: The New Evolution of Rapid Prototyping

Article | CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Utilizing 3D printing technology can significantly reduce both the time and the cost associated with building multiple prototypes of prefabricated elements, according to Timothy J. Williams, Senior Project Manager, Southland Industries.

Apr
18

New Workloads, Cost Pressures Drive Up Data Center Power Densities

Article | Data Center Knowledge
As power densities in data halls continue to increase, so too does the demand for (and complexity of) the systems required to cool them, explains Mike Kilkeary, associate principal engineer at Southland Engineering. 

Apr
03

Central Plant Design: Three Factors to Consider

Article | HPAC Engineering

When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.

Mar
14

Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean

Article | Building Design + Construction
In the U.S., a core group of pioneers, including Southland’s Victor Sanvido, spent the better part of two decades adapting the principles of Lean from the manufacturing plant to the construction site. 

For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent of design and construction firms committed to the mantra of ‘...

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