CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATIONS
Whether it’s new construction from the ground up or renovation work, every project is about getting you the best result within your budget. We listen to what you need from your facility and build a custom project proposal to get it done in the most efficient way possible.
We understand the unique differences of healthcare, education, government and industrial businesses and our team of experts builds your plan with quality materials to be effective, efficient and serviceable.
At Southern Air, we focus on interior environments designed for comfort and energy efficiency. We design, fabricate and install total comfort systems for heating, cooling and air conditioning.
Our design engineers begin with a thorough understanding of your needs and the building’s structure and environment. They then combine the latest techniques and materials with their extensive experience to create an efficient system. Computerized estimating assures accurate cost projections.
All ductwork and fittings are precision-manufactured in our shops and installed by Southern Air technicians who take pride in a quality installation. Once your system is installed, Southern Air is still on the job, balancing both air and water systems to achieve the ideal settings. Our 24-hour, 7-day service department keeps data on your job so we can quickly handle all your service needs.
From power distribution to process instrumentation, lighting to telephone networks, our electrical department can design, fabricate and install your facility’s electrical system needs.
With accurate estimating and computer-assisted drawing (CAD) designs geared to maximize efficient systems, our electrical engineers work with you to create schematic diagrams of your project detailing the electrical connections required to satisfy your building’s needs.
Southern Air is able to save you both time and money by utilizing our Prefabrication Division offering you a wide variety of customer service solutions. Regardless of the size of your next project, you’ll find our electrical services to be safe and up to code, making Southern Air one of the most trusted electrical contracting companies in the region.
- Power distribution
- Process instrumentation
- LED Lighting
- Telephone networks
- Electrical fabrication
- Installation and service
- Security systems
Southern Air designs and installs custom plumbing systems unique to each building.
Southern Air has a wide range of experience in the design and installation of plumbing systems whether they are simple, complex, inside or outside. Our design engineers use computer-assisted drawing (CAD) and estimating software to evaluate blueprints, and design systems to meet your needs estimated within your budget. Our technicians install each job assuring your project is successfully completed on time.
- Domestic Water Systems
- Compressed Air Systems
- Acid and chemical process piping
- Sanitary and Storm Services
- Medical Gas Piping and Systems
- Natural Gas Systems
Southern Air’s Industrial Maintenance department installs, services and repairs machinery used in manufacturing and industrial environments. You can find Southern Air technicians ensuring mechanical systems stay up and running regardless of the products they mass produce.
We have a wide array of skills and experience to offer our customers. Our services span from equipment rigging and placement to process orbital pipe welding. Our industrial team is not only accustomed to, but thrives, working within the industrial plant atmosphere. Throughout the course of the project up to its completion, we adapt to each customer’s unique needs aiming to exceed all expectations.
- ASME Code Program
- Offloading and rigging of production equipment
- Final setting/leveling and laser alignment of production equipment
- Demolition and relocation of existing production lines/equipment
- Industrial Piping Installations for all major systems and piping materials
- Orbital welding utilizing state-of-the-art technology for Processed Piping needs
- Design, fabrication and installation of process equipment skids and steel work platforms
- Design Assist available for air, water, steam and process fluid system applications
- Plant Relocation
Southern Air designs, installs and provides preventative maintenance services for all your industrial and commercial construction piping systems.
Southern Air’s welders are experienced in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, tungsten arc gas and orbital welding, giving you the confidence in every connection on every pipe. From plumbing to process piping, Southern Air has the experience and the knowledge to meet your facility’s needs. Our cost-effective solutions utilize state-of-the-art 3D computer-assisted drawing (CAD) modeling and design ensuring tools, materials, and personnel are on-site when needed, keeping your project within budget and on schedule. The certified welders in our prefabrication division produce expert pipe welds custom-made to fit your design.
- Industrial/process piping
- Hydraulic piping systems
- Hydronic Piping Systems
- Super-heated piping systems
- Fuel oil piping systems
- In-floor radiant heat
- Stainless steel piping, sanitary tubing, food grade piping (Standard and Metric Systems)
- Steam and condensate systems
- Chemical treatment systems
Materials: Carbon Steel – Stainless steel – Galvanized – Cupro-Nickel – Monel – Inconel – PVC and CPVC – Cast Iron – PVDF – HDPE
Building Automation Systems
Building Automation Systems help control your building’s operational systems efficiently and safely.
This allows you to achieve the most efficient and economical use of your systems. Southern Air designs, sells, installs and services a wide range of building control systems. With our state-of-the-art services to the industrial, commercial and institutional markets, we can solve the most complicated problems or improve the performance of your existing system. We specialize in Honeywell, Trane, Johnson Controls, LG and many more, giving you the confidence to trust the building controls professionals at Southern Air.
- Systems Evaluation and Recommendations
- Complete Design Services
- Trained and Certified Technicians for Johnson Controls and Trane equipment
- Customized Maintenance Programs
- Training for Your Personnel
- Fire Alarm Systems
Step one in your new building process involves Southern Air engineers.
We have designers with estimation, project management and design/build experience who understand true value at the right price. We excel in system designs for ease of installation, avoiding change orders and unforeseen expenses. Our Design/Assist process works with your architect and engineering group to meet your building expectations while controlling final expenses. Our team produces building information models (BIM) and design drawings using cutting-edge technology tailored to industry standards. Southern Air’s engineers have the experience and understand how to plan the right size system, maximizing equipment efficiency for any size building.
- Design Assist
- Energy Analysis
- Cost Control, budget analysis and Construction Cost Limit (CCL)
- Joint Development of Basis of Design documents
- Schematic Designs
- Pre-Construction advisors provided throughout course of your project
When planning your next big project, cost control is everything.
Southern Air’s Estimating Department takes designs from engineering to find the most cost effective and efficient way to complete a job, taking in material and labor into consideration.
We utilize a variety of estimating techniques to provide the best balance of time, accuracy, and comprehensiveness to meet the project needs. Working side-by-side with our clients allows us to create custom plans designed around your your needs.
- Budget and cost estimation
- Design Assist
- Planned Specifications
- Industrial Renovations
Southern Air’s Pre-Construction department transitions your project from the design phase to operational phase.
Before a shovel ever hits the dirt, it’s imperative to identify all your project’s requirements to keep it within your budget. To accomplish this, our Pre-Construction Department partners with design and construction teams, ensuring we meet each of the owner’s project requirements. We create budgets, collaborate with engineers of all trades and ease the transition to our construction project managers. By focusing on cost, function, schedules and constructability, Southern Air’s Pre-Construction team drives the value of our projects upwards for all stakeholders involved.
- Design Assist
- Conceptual Project Scoping
- HVAC Design
- Plumbing and piping design
- Electrical design
- Building Automation
Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an invaluable 3D design and modeling process provides exceptional control over the development, construction, and management of buildings and infrastructure. This allows for improved design analysis, building options, proper maintenance clearances for future service, and early detection of potential problems, which are solved in our office and not on your construction site.
Southern Air uses the BIM process to help our customers understand how to manage cost projections, minimize employee risk at construction sites and maximize each project’s efficiency. Our BIM team consists of engineers, designers and tradesmen of different crafts with years of construction experience who design models from scratch and convert 2D drawings into intricate 3D designs.
- AutoCAD MEP
- Autodesk REVIT
- Autodesk Fabrication CADmep, ESTmep, CAMduct
- Autodesk Navisworks Manager
A critical factor to ensuring a building operates as designed is for all systems to checked and started by qualified personnel, like the professionals in Southern Air’s Commissioning Department. Buildings commissioned correctly will use less energy to operate, conserve natural resources and require less service and maintenance repair in the future.
Our commissioning process ensures all HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems work per the manufacturers requirements and the design requirements. Technicians will adjust systems until all components to work together in a functional and efficient manner.
Our experienced commissioning team works with the design professionals and our customers to determine project performance requirements. This team will properly commission all systems, document the performance characteristics, and then train the building owner on proper operation and maintenance of their new facility.
Southern Air has a 60,000 square foot prefabrication facility where technicians assemble components of HVAC ductwork, weld piping and construct electrical materials as needed.
Prefabricating materials needed on construction sites allows us to control construction costs, reduce time, labor-related wages and materials. Our Prefabrication facility can mass-produce anything from electrical whips to entire dorm rooms, thus avoiding congested job sites with additional materials and assembly areas. We also use our Fabrication Shop to continue to develop the next generation of tradespeople attending Southern Air’s apprenticeship program. Students are able to learn about trades and practice new skills by producing products that are quality control checked and used in the field.
- Pipe welding: Full ASME certified welding shop to include U, S, PP and R Stamp
- Sheet Metal Shop: Fabricating and designing custom sheet metal products with a fully automated coil line and plasma cutting system
- Electrical Prefabrication: Fabrication of lighting systems, full electrical rooms, underground raceway, and custom bent conduit
- Collaboration with BIM design engineers
Businesses and homes are wired up now more than ever and to avoid a “spaghetti nest” of tangled cables, a little structure goes a long way.
Structured cabling systems are fast becoming one of the best solutions for organizing technological infrastructure. Structured cabling can connect numerous systems to a single main frame where they can be monitored and controlled. You can find Southern Air’s highly skilled Low Voltage Technicians anywhere from hanging cameras on a muddy construction sites to working with a hospitals’ IT department splicing fiber in a clean room where dust cannot be present in the air. No day is the same, no job is the same and no customer is the same!
Let the experts from Southern Air Structural Cabling custom design and install a solution for your “spaghetti nest” of wires.
- National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certified fire alarm design
- Fire alarm installation
- Fiber optic and Ethernet cabling
- Access control systems (card readers, bio-metrics, body temps, retinal scans)
- Security systems
- Home and internet
- CCTV with multiple camera systems
- The ability to expand your network