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

  • The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    Recent legislation will enable municipalities to develop integrated approaches to wastewater and stormwater management

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  • A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    Designing a healthcare environment that promotes wellness and healing—while generating a sense of community belonging

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  • eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    Metabarcoding provides tools that go beyond a targeted approach, it can look back in time, and it’s a time and money saver

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  • How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    Despite our steadily evolving understanding of the negative health impacts of PFAS, disposal of PFAS-contaminated waste remains unregulated

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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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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  • Friday Night Lights: The architecture of high school football stadium design in Texas

    Friday Night Lights: The architecture of high school football stadium design in Texas

    High school athletics facilities in Texas can come at a high cost, but the evolution in their design can also provide more value to our communities

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  • Does your city need a corridor study? Set the foundation for success with these 3 tips

    Does your city need a corridor study? Set the foundation for success with these 3 tips

    An expert project team combined with key stakeholder involvement and a robust work plan are essential to a successful corridor study

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: A new approach to water resource planning

    Published in Waterbriefing: A new approach to water resource planning

    Stantec’s William Jacobsen shares his thoughts on what the future might hold for public water supply resource planning

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  • Published in ASPIRE: Full-Service Engineering

    Published in ASPIRE: Full-Service Engineering

    ASPIRE—the authoritative publication on concrete bridges—profiled Stantec’s bridge practice

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  • From Stantec ERA: 5 ways 3D modeling is changing the way we design power projects

    From Stantec ERA: 5 ways 3D modeling is changing the way we design power projects

    Designing substations using 3D models simplifies the engineering process by leveraging software for an integrated design approach

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    How proper analyzation of tunnel boring machine data lowers risk, increases safety, and optimizes resources throughout the construction phase

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Success in tunneling depends on proper planning and handling of excavated materials

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  • Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    A post-Sandy hardening program illustrates the role innovative design and community engagement play in the future of power delivery

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  • Published on Storm Water Solutions: Balancing Storm Water Management Costs with Citizen Engagement

    Published on Storm Water Solutions: Balancing Storm Water Management Costs with Citizen Engagement

    When a One-Size Fits All Approach to Storm Water Billing No Longer Works

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  • Academic libraries of tomorrow: 4 models for storing your collections

    Academic libraries of tomorrow: 4 models for storing your collections

    There are multiple ways of storing collections. Let’s break them down and separate the fiction from the nonfiction.

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: Helping the UK water sector deliver net zero carbon emissions

    Published in Waterbriefing: Helping the UK water sector deliver net zero carbon emissions

    Stantec’s Adrian Johnson discusses the journey to delivering transformational change and sustainable outcomes for customers, communities and the environment

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    Ask an expert: Senior project engineer Liliana Mironov explains the importance of electrical design for the award-winning Optus Stadium

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  • Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    A higher frequency of intense storms leads to wet basements and sewage flowing into waterways. Here’s how a CSST could help.

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  • Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Tapping into wastewater can help heat buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer—saving more than 50% of energy consumption costs

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  • Published in Engineering Inc: Tunnel Visions

    Published in Engineering Inc: Tunnel Visions

    Advances in tunneling technology are allowing engineers to build where they could not build before.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Workplace trends—for today and tomorrow—are smart and flexible

    From the Design Quarterly: Workplace trends—for today and tomorrow—are smart and flexible

    Technology, generational preference, and an embrace of change will define how the office of tomorrow looks and operates

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  • Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Hydrological environmental engineering is in high demand across the Last Frontier

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  • Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    List includes organizations integrating sustainable infrastructure, advancing smart mobility, and using big data analytics to inform policy

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  • 6 creative steps to saving dollars and time on big infrastructure projects

    6 creative steps to saving dollars and time on big infrastructure projects

    For design-build projects, alternative technical concepts are critical to winning work and delivering successful solutions

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Design strategies that promote occupant well-being

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