2019 Energy Exchange

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Thursday, August 22, 2019

Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center

Southland Energy is hosting a booth at the 2019 Energy Exchange, a three-day training, trade show, and peer-networking event that will feature more than 100 training sessions, over a dozen plenary speakers, 13 technical tracks, and the opportunity to interact with the larger federal energy- and water-management community.

Southland is also hosting four speaking sessions at the event:
Tuesday, August 20, from 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Jason Gladney
Track 6, Session 1: Enterprise Analytics: Leveraging the Data Dump

Wednesday, August 21, from 2:00PM – 3:30 PM
Abdullah Karimi
Track 6, Session 6: Energy Modeling for New and Retrofit Design

Thursday, August 22, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Mark Vilchuck
Track 6, Session 9: Leveraging Audits and Evaluations for Resilience

Thursday, August 22, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Eric Nyenhuis
Track 9, Session 9: Implementing Wireless Solutions Today and in the Future

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Moscone Center Receives LEED Platinum Designation

June 19, 2019

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. With the largest rooftop solar panel array in San Francisco and an innovative rainwater harvesting and water treatment system, the Moscone Center scored 90 out of a possible 111 points to make it the highest-scoring LEED convention center in the world.

Southland Industries partnered with general contractor Webcor to provide design-assist mechanical and plumbing preconstruction and construction services for the project. That scope included the design and construction of the aforementioned rainwater harvesting and water treatment system, which recovers over 15 million gallons of water annually for reuse in landscaping, street cleaning and toilet flushing.

Southland’s subsidiary company Envise was also instrumental in the effort, assisting with the water treatment system design and providing building automation and controls.

 


About Southland Industries
Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building experts. Through a holistic approach that optimizes each stage of the building lifecycle, we specialize in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy service needs. As a company that’s always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, our “Connected Solutions” continue to pave the way for how buildings are designed, built and maintained. To learn more, visit southlandind.com

 

About LEED

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

 

About The Moscone Center 
The Moscone Center is San Francisco’s premier meeting and exhibition facility. From the very core of a vibrant and active downtown district, it anchors the City’s commitment to a vital tourism industry. Today more than 2 million square feet of building area include over 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, up to 106 meeting rooms, and nearly 123,000 square feet of pre-function lobbies.

 

Construction’s Best Kept Secret: Women Make More Than Men

Article | Building Forward

 

“We do a lot of college recruiting, and it’s a tough sell, especially with women,” says Wendy Montgomery, senior manager, talent management at Garden Grove, Calif.-based Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors. “The younger generation is very skeptical about the construction industry.”

 

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Video Game-Like Tech Draws Younger, More Skeptical Workforce to Construction

Article | Construction Dive

“We have an opportunity to leverage their interest in tech by bringing up how our industry works to construct smart buildings,” says Wendy Montgomery, senior talent manager at MEP provider Southland Industries. “More and more, the skilled trades are requiring more complex, engineering-like skills so they can build better buildings with smaller environmental footprints.”

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H. Hendy Associates Applies Six Sigma Expertise to Southland Industries Facility Addition

Article |Contracting Business

“As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, we were craving high-performance work and fabrication spaces that could serve to enhance our commitment to integrated solutions, our Design-Build-Maintain model, and an environment that serves our most important asset: our people,” said Payman Farrokhyar, vice president and division leader at Southland Industries.

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MCAA Safety Excellence Certificate

Award | MCAA

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America recently recognized Southland Industries with its Safety Excellence Certificate of Commendation for recordable cases and lost workday cases incidence rates of 25% or more below the industry average.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,600 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.

They do this by providing their members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau.

 

Lean Construction Congress

June 3-5, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Southland Industries’ Jessica Kelley will be a keynote speaker at the Lean Construction Institute’s “Lean Construction Congress” in Helsinki, Finland. Entitled “Optimizing Prefabrication with Lean,” Kelley’s presentation will focus on how Southland applies lean principles to drive prefabrication success, as well as how Integrated Project Deliver models enable deeper application and greater opportunities internally and across the project team.

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