Article | ES Magazine (December 2014)
At Walter Reed Military Medical Center, the mission was an air distribution overhaul of the surgical operating room suites without interrupting the ongoing delivery of care. The project team designed and delivered an upgraded environment in each new OR using a new desiccant-based system and custom air handlers. The result was increased environment flexibility and safety in the surgical suites, and more.
Article | North American Builders (November 2014)
As Americans have long enjoyed cheap energy in this country, they have paid little regard to conservation measures over the years, buying energy-guzzling homes, cars and other luxury items. All that changed in the early years of the new millennium when the economic bubble in America finally burst. Along with the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression came a new awareness of energy consumption; a Renaissance of sorts, led in part by a new focus on renewable energy. In the aftermath of the new Great Recession, the federal government responded with the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, also known as “the stimulus.” This new pot of federal money was intended to inject new life into the U.S. economy by creating jobs, in part through the creation of a cleaner, renewable energy infrastructure.
Article | AEE EFPN Newsletter (November 2014)
As schools across the region finalize their budgets, the outlook remains grim. Revenues continue to fall short of expenses creating budget gaps. Citing increased retirement, health-care, utility, and related operating costs, for many schools FY14-15 will require further cuts to core programs and curriculum.
Article | FacilitiesNet (November 2014)
The U.S. Department of Energy projects that by the end of 2015, about 25 states, concentrated on the East and West coasts, will have adopted the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This latest version of the IECC heavily references ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, a standard that includes several updates to requirements for mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems. The new standards for these systems will raise the bar, contributing significantly to energy savings, as compared to the 2007 90.1 standard.
Dulles, VA (2014)
Southland Engineering, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Building project located in Cleveland, Ohio. Leveraging its healthcare experience in an integrated project delivery (IPD) environment, practical engineering solutions, as well as building information modeling and modular construction expertise, Southland Engineering has formed a joint venture with local contractor, Relmec Mechanical, to execute the 377,000 square foot project. In addition to the Relmec/Southland joint venture, the design-assist project team includes Turner Construction, William Rawn Associates, and Stantec Architecture, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV (2014)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions recently named Steven Mulcahy as the new principal engineer of the company’s Southwest Division. Mr. Mulcahy will be responsible for managing Southland’s local engineering department, selling engineering work directly, and continuing to grow the division’s regional engineering capabilities.
Dulles, VA (2014)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts hosted its 6th Annual Tee-Off for Charity Golf Tournament on September 18th 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.
Article | FMJ (2014)
In today’s marketplace, companies need strong leaders to stay competitive. This business fact applies as much to the facility management domain as it does to the construction industry. Both sectors face growing demands from customers for new and better ways of doing things. Companies must continually improve their products, processes and people to ensure customer satisfaction.
Dulles, VA (2014)
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Museum of the Bible project located in downtown Washington, DC. In addition to Southland, the design-assist project team includes SmithGroupJJR and Clark Construction.
Article | Contracting Business (September 2014)
Southland Industries, Union City, CA, one of the nation's largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, has announced it will unite its service and building automation controls departments into a single division, to be known as Southland Service.