By Will Soutter
US-based mechanical contracting company, Southland Industries has opened its new campus in Southern California with the latest architecture and engineering integrated into the design of the building. Southland Industries carried out the remodelling of its 42,000 sq. ft. building in collaboration with LPA.
The building has four HVAC systems of which one of them is a heat pump from the previous facility. This was done to demonstrate the fact that existing HVAC systems can be integrated with modern systems to achieve greaters level of energy efficiency.
The three new systems feature chilled beams, displacement ventilation and fan-powered induction units which provide an open and well lit space where detailers and designers can collaborate and work. These systems help the company to monitor the usage of HVAC and lighting and gas. All of the modifications are being done with an aim of achieving LEED Gold Certification.
The new building is located next to the company’s 92,000 sq. ft. fabrication facility where the company will continue to have its fabrication shops along with a new remodelled space for “big room” teaming, immersive BIM coordination, and corporate training purposes.
Southland Industries was founded in 1949 as a Long Beach-based supplier of residential heating solutions to the Southern California market. Southland has expanded its services exponentially through the years. Today, Southland is one of the nation's largest mechanical contractors providing full design, construction, fabrication, service and maintenance for HVAC, process piping, plumbing, fire protection, controls and automation.