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Welcome to Ideas, where you can learn about the trends, innovations, and challenges impacting the built environment.

  • How emerging technology will make for safer, more efficient air travel

    How emerging technology will make for safer, more efficient air travel

    A touch-free and more hygienic passenger journey appeals more now than ever before. Good design will ensure the health benefits are maximized and resilient

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  • Regulatory considerations for online public engagement: ensuring the viability of projects

    Regulatory considerations for online public engagement: ensuring the viability of projects

    As online engagement becomes increasingly important during COVID-19, so does understanding compliance with legal requirements

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 09 | People, buildings & technology

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 09 | People, buildings & technology

    Buildings, People & Technology

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  • 9 breakthrough technologies for tackling climate change

    9 breakthrough technologies for tackling climate change

    To take on climate change at scale, we must harness our most innovative design and engineering approaches

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  • How to manage flooding while improving the cityscape

    How to manage flooding while improving the cityscape

    The Blue and Green Corridors project in New Orleans invites water back into the community

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  • Planning for life in cities after the pandemic

    Planning for life in cities after the pandemic

    How we can help our clients and communities transition to planning in the post-pandemic world

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  • How VR and AR are transforming the world of energy and resources

    How VR and AR are transforming the world of energy and resources

    New design technologies give you the ability to, quite literally, see into the future of your project

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  • [Whitepaper] Considerations for Water and Wastewater Treatment related to the recent outbreak COVID-19

    [Whitepaper] Considerations for Water and Wastewater Treatment related to the recent outbreak COVID-19

    Common disinfection methods for water and wastewater treatment are expected to be effective for inactivation of coronaviruses when executed properly

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  • Stantec ERA Issue 02 | The Digital Issue

    Stantec ERA Issue 02 | The Digital Issue

    How is technology changing the energy and resources market?

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  • Stopping algae in its tracks before it disrupts your water treatment plant

    Stopping algae in its tracks before it disrupts your water treatment plant

    Harmful algae blooms are a major environmental problem that can have severe impacts on water treatment plant operation and human health

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  • Student housing series: What can a developer bring to the design of student housing?

    Student housing series: What can a developer bring to the design of student housing?

    Developers and architects balance budget and design to exemplify what a living learning environment can truly achieve

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  • Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

    Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

    California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making design challenging for student housing

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  • Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing via a public-private partnership brings a balance of efficiency and a thorough review process

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  • Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innovation of new spaces

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  • Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Knowing the right questions to ask your client upfront can make a unit more comfortable and affordable, while smoothing the design process

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  • Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Recognizing the source of noise in student housing guides acoustical and sound deadening elements that have the greatest impact

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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  • Extraordinary technology: Satellites can keep your project on track during the pandemic

    Extraordinary technology: Satellites can keep your project on track during the pandemic

    The coronavirus prevents us from physically putting experts in the field, but satellite technology enables our team to monitor projects and maintain schedules

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  • COVID-19 is changing design paradigms

    COVID-19 is changing design paradigms

    What will design look like when we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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  • A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 4): How will cities change?

    A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 4): How will cities change?

    How can we redesign cities to fight future pandemics? Global leaders share their thoughts.

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  • How will energy demand change in the post-COVID-19 world?

    How will energy demand change in the post-COVID-19 world?

    We are approaching an energy transition that can rewrite the impacts of the past

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  • Using lighting IoT data to inform a safer office reentry strategy

    Using lighting IoT data to inform a safer office reentry strategy

    Your lighting-controls system can provide you with the right data to inform a smarter, safer strategy for reentering the office

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  • Are medium-density neighborhoods the answer to community planning in the future?

    Are medium-density neighborhoods the answer to community planning in the future?

    A stronger connection to nature and sense of community will play a big role in future communities

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  • Pandemic lessons: Reliable internet is no longer a luxury—it’s a right

    Pandemic lessons: Reliable internet is no longer a luxury—it’s a right

    We now have the tools and technology to treat internet like roads, bridges, and other critical pieces of infrastructure

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  • Construction safety planning and our new normal

    Construction safety planning and our new normal

    Adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19, our team is innovating our tools to evolve and refocus on safety

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  • Temporary COVID-19 treatment centers: An Albertan approach to fighting the pandemic

    Temporary COVID-19 treatment centers: An Albertan approach to fighting the pandemic

    A heartfelt display of entrepreneurial and charitable spirit help to support our communities during this time of crisis

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  • Embracing the creative spirit: How the Tampa Idea Hackathon helped me to think differently

    Embracing the creative spirit: How the Tampa Idea Hackathon helped me to think differently

    Competitors shared some surprising solutions to transportation in Tampa over two days

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  • Airport traffic collapse—crisis or opportunity? Rethinking the business of airports

    Airport traffic collapse—crisis or opportunity? Rethinking the business of airports

    COVID-19 has provided a moment of truth for airports. Here’s why they should use the opportunity to focus on diversification and innovation.

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  • Lasers to the rescue: Using technology to collect essential data during COVID-19

    Lasers to the rescue: Using technology to collect essential data during COVID-19

    We can rely on 3D laser scanning technology to advance projects amid the new economic landscape

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  • Stantec Idea Hackathon – Tampa, Florida

    Stantec Idea Hackathon – Tampa, Florida

    Our second Idea Hackathon

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