The Black Box Dilemma

Article | Digital Engineering
Abdullah Karimi, CFD analyst for Southland Industries, uses fluid dynamics programs to examine airflow and heat distribution and develop the best heating solutions for his company’s clients. His first tip: Never use the first iteration of automatically generated mesh.


Manufacturing: Growth Grinds Against Headwinds

Article | Orange County Business Journal
Southland Industries employs about 500 locally and did nearly $400 million in Orange County sales last year, according to Business Journal estimates. Business continues to be strong, and the company keeps hiring and preparing for more growth, Southern California Division Leader Payman Farrokhyar told the Business Journal this month at an open house at...


ENR 2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Dealing With a Hot Market

Article | Engineering News-Record
The construction industry is in the enviable position of not having to scramble for new work. 


How Lean Leaders are Changing the Industry

Article | Lean Construction Blog
Through opportunities as a design engineer at Southland Industries, as well as her involvement with the Lean Construction Institution’s Lean Leader group, Erin Miller has learned how Lean practices can transform a project, and how important engaging the next generation of professionals is to full industry transformation. 


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. 


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. 


To Fearlessness & Innovation: Cheers to the CIO 100 Tech Leaders!

Article | Workspot
Israel Sumano, Southland Industries' Senior Director of Infrastructure Services, encapsulates the qualities of modern IT leaders. He was instrumental in leading his organization down a path that significantly contributed to the company's digital transformation: Virtual GPU workstations in the cloud. If you're familiar with traditional Virtual Desktop...


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...


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.


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...