Process-Driven Facility Designed to Optimize Office, Fabrication Spaces

Article | Facility Executive

“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 Southland Industries’ vice president and division leader Payman Farrokhyar. “Hendy’s design of our new facility not only delivers on Southland’s business objectives but will help us move our 70-year history of serving MEP industries forward for future generations.”

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Shining a Light on LEDs and Upgrades

Article | FacilitiesNet

Lighting fixtures built around light emitting diodes (LEDs) continue to revolutionize the lighting industry. They are opening new possibilities for institutional and commercial facilities as new lighting systems are designed and older systems are retrofit at the end of their performance lives, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.

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Resilience in HVAC Design

Article | Facility Executive

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is resilient HVAC infrastructure. It requires vision, focus, and collaboration bringing together varied expertise around common goals such as efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance, and lowest total lifecycle cost, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.res

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The Black Box Dilemma

Article | Digital Engineering

Abdullah Karimi, CFD analyst for Southland Industries, uses fluid dynamics programs to examine airflow and heat distribution and develop the best heating solutions for his company’s clients. His first tip: Never use the first iteration of automatically generated mesh.

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To Fearlessness & Innovation: Cheers to the CIO 100 Tech Leaders!

Article | Workspot

Israel Sumano, Southland Industries’ Senior Director of Infrastructure Services, encapsulates the qualities of modern IT leaders. He was instrumental in leading his organization down a path that significantly contributed to the company’s digital transformation: Virtual GPU workstations in the cloud. If you’re familiar with traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), you can only imagine the level of fearlessness that Israel needed to muster to make that bold leap! After all, CAD and BIM professionals are the most demanding end users on the planet, writes Brad Peterson.

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What is the difference between a microgrid and a smart grid?

Article | InBuilding Magazine

The term “smart grid” is often used as a generic term when discussing how technology is impacting the creation and use of energy, but it’s somewhat vague. Technology affects energy use in many ways and at many levels, and the phrase “smart grid” is not meaningful to most building owners. However, a related concept, the microgrid, is something that owners and property managers should become familiar with. So what do these terms actually mean? Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson explains.

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