Grand Opening Held at Southland Engineering in Tempe

Article | The Electric Times (December 2015)
Southland Engineering recently hosted a grand opening at its new Tempe location to demonstrate the company’s capabilities to the local community. The office is Southland Engineering’s first permanent office in the area and was opened in February 2015. Prior locations were either field or project offices or temporary space until the permanent location was ready.

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Vice President of Southland Energy Natasha Shah Named President and Chairwoman of NAESCO

Dulles, VA (2015)
The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) recently named Natasha Shah, Vice President of Southland Energy, as the President and Chairwoman of the board. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual conference in New Orleans.


Southland Industries Awarded Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Expansion

San Diego, CA (October 20, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center expansion project in San Diego, California.


Southland Industries’ Annual Mid-Atlantic Golf Tournament Raises $60,000 for Charity

Dulles, VA (October 14, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts, hosted its 7th Annual Tee-Off for Charity Golf Tournament on September 24th at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia. Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division chose to donate proceeds from the tournament to local non-profit organizations, Loudoun Youth, Inc. and Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. In total, the tournament raised approximately $60,000 for the two beneficiaries.

“This year marked Southland’s 7th annual golf outing and, as an established business in Loudoun County, we could not have been more excited to work with the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity and Loudoun Youth charities again,” stated Mike Miller, Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division Leader. “We continue to be grateful for the support that our clients, vendors, and subcontractors in the engineering and construction industry provide us each fall.  It’s through their generosity that we can continue to build a stronger community here in Loudoun County,” Miller continued.


Southland Installs huge HVAC system for African American History Museum

Article | HVAC System (October 2015)

As the National Museum of African American History and Culture rises on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, Southland Industries has been installing the massive behind-the-scenes HVAC system that will keep thousands of visitors comfortable and historic artifacts preserved.

SMACNA contractor Southland Industries Dulles, Va., division, surmounted some daunting challenges that the project presented—from guiding oversize equipment down to the third level below ground to setting large riser ductwork at night, much of the time in the freezing rain.


CFD and Mission Critical Facilities

Article | CFD (October 2015)

In today’s 21st century business environment, the need for efficient data centers is increasing at unprecedented rates as the demand for computing, processing power, and data storage grows exponentially. The energy consumption in a data center can be significantly more than a typical office space, and a considerable portion of the energy cost (30% to 50%) is dedicated to the data center’s cooling system. More than ever, IT equipment is getting smaller in size yet more powerful, and the need for a proper and efficient cooling system design plays an important role in saving energy.


Southland Industries Offers Analytics, Building Automation, and Equipment Lifecycle Management through New Subsidiary, Envise

Dulles, VA (October 1, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems experts recently launched a new wholly owned subsidiary, called Envise. As a building management systems integrator, Envise will focus on analytics, building management systems, and equipment lifecycle management in order to optimize building performance for customers’ facilities.

“Today, building owners and facilities staff are continuously being chal­lenged to run their buildings more efficiently. This can be a difficult undertaking without the right partner to address building management, technology integration, energy management, and facility services from a single source and in a reliable manner,” stated CEO of Envise Chris Lofaso. “Our knowledgeable team of experts form long-term, collaborative partnerships with customers to help manage both their facilities and budgets. By developing building solutions that are built around performance metrics, we are able to improve facilities throughout their lifecycle and meet customers’ short and long term goals,” Lofaso continued.


Southland Industries Appoints New Chief Human Resources Officer

Dulles, VA (September 28, 2015)

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, has named Lisa Hoffman Starr as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Ms. Hoffman Starr is a veteran human resources executive with a breadth of experiences in the function including implementing best practices to optimize the employee and leader experience. In her new role, Ms. Starr will be responsible for the expansion of human capital capabilities to support the execution of Southland’s strategic goals across all business lines.


Union Village: Introducing a First

Article | Healthcare Design (September 2015)

To the city of Henderson, Nev., Union Village is 151 acres of city-owned property that sold for $11.6 million in April 2011 to boost medical infrastructure in Southern Nevada. But beyond the Las Vegas suburb, it will be the first integrated health village of its kind and the largest healthcare project in the world.


Hot-Water- and Steam-Boiler Water Treatment

Article | HPAC Engineering (September 2015)

In boiler systems, nearly all problems related to premature water- and fire-tube failure, unexpected performance loss, and system failure can be traced to water chemistry and treatment. Taking the steps to develop and maintain an efficient and reliable water-treatment program will ensure a successful boiler system.

With a boiler system, the importance of water treatment is determined largely by the type and application of the boiler. There are many types of boiler applications, the primary ones being hot water and steam.