April 4 Southland Industries update: Plumbing fixtures, chiller in progress
Southland Industries has completed several more steps at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center located in Fort Hood, Texas.
As of April 4:
- Southland Industries is completing rough in on levels 4 and above of the hospital.
- The West Clinic plumbing fixtures are beginning to be installed. The North Clinic has diffusers going into the ceilings, the South Clinic has drywall being installed on levels 2 and 3.
- All 3 parking garages are underway.
- Chillers and air handling units are starting the first week of April for temporary conditioning.
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