LCI Honors Southland Industries’ Victor Sanvido with Pioneer Award

October 21, 2019

Arlington, VA

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) recently honored Victor Sanvido, Senior Vice President at Southland Industries, with the Pioneer Award at its 21stAnnual LCI Congress in Fort Worth, Texas.

A dedicated advocate of LCI and the Lean community for over 20 years, Sanvido has been extraordinarily influential in encouraging some of the country’s most progressive owners to effectively implement Lean processes. With a PhD in civil engineering and extensive studies in project delivery, he has proven himself uniquely qualified to assist and consult with owners on the best methods of approaching design and construction projects.

“Victor Sanvido’s contributions to LCI and the Lean community over an extended period are unparalleled,” said Dan Heinemeier, Executive Director of LCI. “He has made LCI a much stronger and more influential organization than we otherwise would have been, and he has impacted our industry for the better by helping project teams coast-to-coast to see and eliminate waste and enhance value for the owners they serve. We could not have chosen a more worthy recipient of this year’s Pioneer Award.”

About Lean Construction Institute:Founded in 1997, LCI is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with a vision to transform the built environment through Lean implementation. With common language, fundamental principles and basic practices, LCI aims to increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value. The design and construction industry’s productivity level has remained nearly stagnant in 50 years as other industries thrive, but LCI sets out to improve the industry by facilitating continuous education through their Transforming Design and Construction book series, Lean instructional training courses and the annual LCI Congress and Design Forum. LCI advocates for using a variety of tools and techniques that help promote collaborative planning, waste elimination and work-site safety. For more information, please visit www.leanconstruction.org.

ENR 2019 Top 600 Specialty Contractors: How Long Will the Boom Last?

The trend toward alternative project delivery is continuing to accelerate, and most contractors– but not all – are beginning to worry that the market may be on the decline. Ted Lynch, CEO of Southland Industries, says that many overstretched contractors end up looking for mergers and acquisitions as an exit strategy when they get into trouble from too much work. Large specialty contractors like Southland Industries know that the market has the potential to grow in FY2020, and among the Top 600 Specialty Contractors, Southland is proud to be ranked #17 and currently occupies the #4 spot on the Top 50 Mechanical list.

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Santa Maria planning to add more sports fields, but project isn’t a hit with everyone

KEYT//SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — To meet the demand of an active and healthy lifestyle, the Californian city of Santa Maria reached out to the local community and heard the need for their public parks to have more field space and increased field time with adequate lighting for soccer and other sports. Southland Energy and PG&E are partners on the lighting of the new project, working with the Santa Maria City Council on a plan to keep the fields open later after 5 p.m.  “We’re talking about a multi-million dollar project citywide,” said Recreation and Parks Director Alex Posada. “This will allow us to become more energy efficient and use the savings from that energy efficiency at our facilities to pay back the cost of the project.

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2019 Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) Annual Conference

Monday, October 28, 2019 – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Hilton Hotel

The 2019 Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) Annual Conference aims to provide an opportunity for staff, volunteers, consumers and their families to exchange ideas, learn new skills and get a glimpse of new technologies affecting the lives of people with disabilities. The conference features speakers sharing views on Residential Services, Day Programs, Assistive Technology, Education, Healthcare, Clinical Services, Communications, Development, Finance, Management, and other topics.

Envise Branch Manager Jody Baldwin will present his perspective on how deliver and sustain projects that unify numerous and disparate platforms, products and protocols for clients in his session, “Building a Future-Ready Technology Platform for Everybody.” As a graduate of Cornell University and a lifelong learner, Baldwin thrives when leveraging existing technologies, promoting the development and acceptance of new technologies and envisioning a future when technology will substantially improve the buildings where we live, work, recover, worship and play, especially for those faced with complex medical conditions.

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Speakers

Lean Methodology for Contractors

At Southland, Nutt explains, our first move is to ask our people how we as a company can help them. “This applies everywhere but specifically, as a plumbing contractor, I have to ask the people who perform the particular tasks that are related to a plumbing contract and learn how to improve from the people who are doing the work,” Nutt said.

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Southland Industries Names New Chief Financial Officer

Garden Grove, CA
Southland Industries recently announced the promotion of company veteran Tony Wang to the role of chief financial officer. He previously served as the organization’s vice president and treasurer.

Wang joined Southland Industries in 1997 and has since followed in the footsteps of current CEO, Ted Lynch, growing with the company from an entry-level financial analyst into a corporate finance officer and vital member of the executive leadership team. During his 20-plus years at Southland, Mr. Wang has played an integral role in ERP implementation, acquisitions, joint ventures, benefits administration, and development of regional controllers, as well as various process improvement initiatives.

In his new role as chief financial officer, the Cal State Fullerton MBA graduate will oversee Southland’s finance and safety departments.

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.