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Aug
06

US contractor reaps the rewards of BIM cloud migration

Article | BIM +
The decision to migrate its BIM design teams to virtual workstations in the cloud has saved the major US engineer and contractor Southland Industries hundreds of thousands of dollars in hardware and set up costs, said senior director Israel Sumano.

Jul
25

Government Facility Design

Article | Consulting Specifying Engineer
According to Mid-Atlantic Envise Branch Manager Jody W. Baldwin, “Technology integrators will in large part agree that one of the biggest trends affecting their scopes of work in the federal market is the trend to migrate away from proprietary automation systems toward agnostic or open products, protocols and platforms. A principal factor forcing this trend is the significant growth of technology and its incorporation into virtually every aspect of a built environment.”

 
Jul
23

National Engineering Firm Becomes Far More Agile With VDI via GPU Workstations

Article | architosh
“For our engineers and detailers to handle their workloads they needed to be local,” says Israel Sumano, senior director of infrastructure at Southland Industries, a design-build MEP firm that also does fire suppression. Sumano is making the case that proximity to construction sites is hugely beneficial for not just a design-build MEP firm but any firm. “Being able to go directly into the field to observe a situation or problem has great advantages,” he says.

Jul
22

Right Process Makes It Easy To Use 3D Modeling In Fabrication

Article | For Construction Pros

“Because we have design and constructability under one roof, we thought it was important on the construction side. With Revit, all of our people are working from the same system and the same model and the same source material,” says Judd Fuoto, lead solution analyst for Southland Industries.

Jul
19

How Long Before 3D Printing Disrupts Construction?

Article | Building Forward
“3D printing allows people to put something in their hands that’s tangible,” says Julio Saenz, senior manager of construction technologies at Southland Industries.

Jul
10

$1.5B healthcare project pushes envelope on lean practices, offsite fabrication

Article | Construction Dive
The 1.5 million-square-foot Penn Medicine Pavilion is the most comprehensive project on the East Coast to use an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, which emphasizes collaboration among owner, architect and builder during design and construction. 

Jul
01

2019 MEP Giants

Article | Consulting Specifying Engineer
Southland Industries was recognized as one of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine’s 2019 MEP Giants.  Southland was ranked #20 out of the nation’s top 100 firms providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP) engineering services. 

Jun
19

Moscone Center Receives LEED Platinum Designation

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco’s Moscone Center, a Southland Industries project, recently received platinum certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the most widely used green building rating system in the world. 

Jun
12

More Construction Firms See the Value of Lean

Article | Construction Dive
The drive for excellence means lean is a never-ending practice, said Southland construction manager Rob Delawder. “It’s called a journey because it’s a continual process.”

Jun
05

The Evolution of Construction Safety

Article | Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Not even 100 years ago, there was an alarming acceptance that people would almost certainly die on large and risky projects, explains Southland Industries’ Henry Nutt in Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

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