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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • How can we improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation around the world?

    How can we improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation around the world?

    For this World Water Day, our team members brainstorm ways to achieve the UN’s goal of water for all by 2030

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  • Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most

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  • Published: Four considerations before embarking on a carbon therapy center

    Published: Four considerations before embarking on a carbon therapy center

    Erik Mollo-Christensen discusses the future of particle therapy and design considerations for these advanced facilities in Healthcare Business News.

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  • Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Remote, single-runway airports require unique design considerations—and often operate under half-width conditions during construction

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • Published in Water e-Journal: Building a Water Resilient Town

    Published in Water e-Journal: Building a Water Resilient Town

    Integrated water cycle saves water at Googong

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  • No Outlet, No Problem. Infiltrate!14:27

    No Outlet, No Problem. Infiltrate!

    At TRIECA 2019, Jen Young describes the City of Kitchener RBJ Schelgel Park project; 42 acres of land with no drainage outlet.

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  • How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s future

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  • 6 ways to brand your property

    6 ways to brand your property

    Branding can help create an emotional connection to a place

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • Class is in session: 5 lessons you may not have learned in engineering school

    Class is in session: 5 lessons you may not have learned in engineering school

    Advice to help aspiring engineers build confidence, design better projects, and develop stronger client relationships

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Auger Boring

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Auger Boring

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling magazine article, Keivan Rafie explains the basics of auger boring along with the challenges and considerations for use

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  • Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    In the February-March issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling magazine, Stantec’s Keivan Rafie discusses the typical uses of common trenchless methods

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  • Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Michael Rogers kicks off a new series of Top 10 Memorable Projects for IWP&DC Magazine

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  • Art and architecture meet in the desert

    Art and architecture meet in the desert

    The new Boulder City Bypass shows how embracing history—in this case the Hoover Dam—can influence today’s landscape designs

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  • Join us at CEATI (Protection and Control) 2019

    Join us at CEATI (Protection and Control) 2019

    Join us as our experts introduce a simulation-based engineering system which emulates power system protection relays

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  • Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Wall-to-wall windows might be too much of a good thing for some classrooms

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  • Future of Trenchless

    Future of Trenchless

    Stantec’s Keivan Rafie recently hosted a roundtable discussion about the future of trenchless in Trenchless Technology Canada Magazine

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  • Published in WET News: Focusing on what matters to customers

    Published in WET News: Focusing on what matters to customers

    Technical Director Neil Croxton discusses how the UK water industry use smart water technologies to address performance gaps and improve efficiency

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: Innovation and integration will help prevent global water crises

    Published in Waterbriefing: Innovation and integration will help prevent global water crises

    In this Expert Focus article for Waterbriefing, David Smith, SVP Corporate Strategy at Stantec discusses the evolving relationship between water, energy and agriculture

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