Leveraging Facilities to Generate Operational Savings

Article | CFMA (May/June 2016)
Many businesses are often challenged with how to deal with their aging facilities and infrastructure. Simultaneously, reducing overall operating costs often conflicts with a facility’s maintenance needs. As a facility matures and equipment begins to falter, the need for repair or replacement can increase overall maintenance costs.


14 Aspects to Consider in Equipment Selection

Article | CSE Magazine (April 2016)
Mechanical engineering is a science relatively unchanged over the past 50 years. Conversely, equipment selection for a mechanical engineer is as much an art as a science of technology. Today, refinements to manufacturing, increasingly advanced controls, and changing end-user needs determine both the science of technology and the roster of equipment for selection. 


Thermal Energy Storage Tank Addition at Chaffey College

Article | HPAC Engineering (April 2016)
Chaffey College is served by a central plant consisting of 1,200 tons of cooling capacity provided by two centrifugal chillers and 10,800 MBH of heating hot water capacity provided by six boilers. To improve operational efficiency and boost cooling and heating capacity, Chaffey commissioned an expansion of the central plant, which was developed under an plan/spec delivery method and executed...


Union Village: Engaging a City

Article | Health Care Design Magazine (March 2016)
In September 2015, the blog “Union Village: Introducing a First” examined the design phase of what’s being called the largest healthcare project in the world, the Union Village health village in Henderson, Nevada.


Southland Industries: Navigating Codes and Standards

Article | Minority Engineer (Winter 2015/2016)
Zay Soe is a senior design engineer for Southland Industries, a national mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems firm. “I am responsible for managing the plumbing department of Southland Industries’ Southern California division… I oversee the design processes of multiple projects and assist our design engineers with various solutions...”


Technology's Growing Role in Project Management

Article | Contracting Business (February 2016)
As our industry demands the constructions of larger and more complex projects in shorter durations than ever before, it is increasingly critical for project management to embrace enhanced technologies. Gone are the days of giving a hard set of drawings to the field and checking in periodically to walk the job. 


Advantages of Design-Build In A Data Center

Article | Mission Critical Magazine (January 2016)
The design and construction of data centers is a unique market segment for most design consultants and mechanical construction firms. Selecting a system which offers a combination of best in-class energy performance, competitive first cost, scalability for expansions, reliability, and flexibility for future technological changes is emblematic to the industry. The design-build...


The Why, What, And How of Data Center Humidification

Article | ES Magazine (February 2016)
As technology use becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, we need the growth of information technology (IT) infrastructure to keep pace with demand. Operating and maintaining sensitive IT equipment efficiently underlines the need for accurate and reliable control of space temperature and humidity. 


Building Leadership, Gaining Results

Article | PE Magazine (January 2016)
Michael Kilkeary, P.E., is no stranger to seeking out opportunities to be a leader within the engineering profession, which is why he pursued engineering licensure. The recent graduate of Southland Industries’ Built to Lead program is taking just another step to becoming a better leader within his company and the profession. 


Three critical engineering aspects of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood

Article | CSE Magazine (January 2016)
Since May 2013, Consulting-Specifying Engineer has been tracking Southland Industries’ progress in performing design-build mechanical and plumbing services for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center located in Fort Hood, Texas.