Southland | December 15, 2021
Southland Industries announced the upcoming merger of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Southland Engineering, Southland Energy, TCM Corp., Envise, and Burns Mechanical. Beginning January 1, 2022, the merger will be executed in phases with the consolidation of all brands completed by January 2023.As one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems firms, this unification aligns with Southland’s strategy to provide fully integrated building lifecycle offerings from a single brand. Following a phased completion, Southland will leverage their combined expertise and reputation to provide enhanced value and services to clients and partners.
“This unification is an exciting time for our customers and employees,This consolidation of brands better represents the way we actually do work today. An increasing amount of our work is with clients that operate in multiple geographic regions, so this should remove any potential confusion for them and make it easier for them to engage us and access our vast companywide resources and capabilities.
-Ted Lynch, Ph.D., CEO of Southland Industries
For our people, the integration will help enhance collaboration across our organization,” said Lynch. “And, as we continue to expand our geographic reach and capabilities, our employees will have additional career growth opportunities.
By unifying all divisions and subsidiaries, Southland will deliver its full range of services — engineering, construction, building automation, service, and energy — as one national brand.
Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts that provides innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the engineering, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, and automation and controls systems as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Through innovation and collaboration, Southland paves the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency by improving the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit southlandind.com.
Michael Baker International | May 10, 2021
The Baker-Stanley-Cardno Joint Venture (JV), founded by Michael Baker International, Stanley Consultants, and Cardno, announced today that it will support worldwide the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force facility and infrastructure requirements under the "AE Next – Pool 4" Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). The AE Next IDIQ, worth $2 billion, will last for up to ten years. The Baker-Stanley-Cardno JV, led by Michael Baker International, will provide the Air Force, Space Force, and other federal agencies with access to the power of three leading architecture and engineering (AE) firms and the full range of their world-class planning, design, and consulting capabilities.
"Michael Baker has a legacy of service to the United States federal government stretching back to 1940, and our team's work under this contract will continue to help essential United States military and national security missions around the globe," said Brian May, Michael Baker International's National Market Lead – Air Force. "The long-standing relationship between Michael Baker, Stanley Consultants, and Cardno blends our firms' unique strengths and provides a strong, full-service architecture and engineering team dedicated to providing superior engineering design and creative solutions for complex projects."
The Baker-Stanley-Cardno joint venture was a key service provider on AFCEC's AE13 contract, which expired in September 2020. The new AE Next Pool 4 contract will begin in the second quarter of 2021. Pool 4 is available to support Military Construction (MILCON) and Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (SRM) projects focused on facility construction and renovation, as well as general infrastructure needs.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a well-known engineering and consultancy firm. Design, civil engineering, planning, architecture, environmental, construction, and program management are also part of the firm's Practices. For more than 80 years, the firm has become a dependable partner, offering comprehensive services and solutions to private customers, all branches of the military, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Michael Baker is an industry leader who provides experience and efficiency by embracing new technologies and the newest developments, such as intelligent transportation and design-build project delivery. With a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement, the firm's more than 3,000 staff in over 100 cities are committed to Making a Difference for clients and communities.
PBC Today | September 28, 2020
With SMEs accounting for the vast majority of the construction supply chain, adopting digital transformation could bring significant benefits for the whole industry, yet the evidence suggests they are being left behind. What needs to change? Industry 4.0 is a general term that refers to a range of emerging technologies that many believe mark the fourth industrial revolution. Underpinned by data and analytics, these new technologies are heavily focused on interconnectivity, automation and machine learning. For the construction industry, they represent a world where seamless technology platforms will help improve productivity, promote flexible production capability, create high-value jobs, aid competitiveness and, ultimately, drive growth to support national economic success. However, for the digital transformation of the construction industry to be successful, we need to see adoption not just by large enterprises but in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which make up a significant percentage of the industry.