Articles

Mar
01

Leaning into Construction Safety

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...

Feb
06

Built to Outlast: The Future of Design is Flexible

Article | Propmodo

Engineers have found that there are many ways to keep a building adaptable in the future. Lincon Saki, Principal Engineer at Southland Industries, explains how 3D modeling enables building owners to make rapid changes and decisions without increasing risks.

Feb
04

Trends and Technology

Article | Partners in Progress
Updates in training are important and ensure that union craftspeople will be ready to go on jobs where the latest technology and lean practices are in play, explain Southland Industries’ Henry Nutt and Alan Blomgren.

Feb
01

Combined Heat and Power: CHP Systems Offer Energy Efficiency at the Source

Article | Healthcare Facilities Today
From damage caused by extreme weather events to cyberattacks, utility service disruptions pose significant risks to facility managers in today’s connected world, explains Southland Energy’s John Campbell.

Feb
01

Best Practices to Help Improve System Security

Article | Control Engineering
Cybersecurity vulnerabilities can affect our everyday lives. With increased connectivity between different devices, it’s critical to implement additional cybersecurity measures, explains Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson. 

Jan
19

Resilience in HVAC Design

Resilience in HVAC Design
Article | Facility Executive

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is resilient HVAC infrastructure. It requires vision, focus, and collaboration bringing together varied expertise around common goals such as efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance, and lowest total lifecycle cost, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis...

Jan
15

Shining a Light on LEDs and Upgrades

Article | FacilitiesNet

Lighting fixtures built around light emitting diodes (LEDs) continue to revolutionize the lighting industry. They are opening new possibilities for institutional and commercial facilities as new lighting systems are designed and older systems are retrofit at the end of their performance lives, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.

Jan
15

Leadership by the Seat of Your Pants? There Is a Better Way

Podcast | The Constructrr

Henry Nutt, Sheet Metal General Superintendent at Southland Industries, recently joined other industry experts for the Lean Construction Institute’s (LCI) “The Constructrr” podcast. Among other topics, Nutt addressed the path he took to become an LCI Pioneer Award winner and what we can learn from it.

Nov
07

Team for Sutter’s Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Article  |  ENR California
As construction nears completion on Sutter Health’s $2.1-billion California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus in San Francisco, Engineering News-Record highlights the 1,000,000-square-foot facility’s innovative, lean integrated project delivery and...

Nov
07

Team for Sutter’s Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Article  |  ENR California
As construction nears completion on Sutter Health’s $2.1-billion California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus in San Francisco, Engineering News-Record highlights the 1,000,000-square-foot facility’s innovative, lean integrated project delivery and...

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