July 8 Southland Industries update: rough in, testing of plumbing systems completed
Continuing rough in on interstitial levels of North and West clinics; completed rough in and testing of plumbing systems; CUP steam boilers arrived, being installed.
As of July 8, 2013:
- We are continuing rough in on interstitial levels of the North and West clinics as well as the first floor of the hospital.
- We have completed rough in and testing of plumbing systems tight to the deck in the Hospital Level 3 Mechanical Room which allows us to install our panelized duct header system.
- The CUP steam boilers arrived this month and are being installed in their final locations.
Gary Lovewell is a senior project manager at Southland Industries.
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