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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    Once just a means for getting from store to store, the concourse emerges as the cool place to be in today’s malls

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  • Stantec’s Top 10 Ideas for 2019 (Plus 2 bonus items!)

    Stantec’s Top 10 Ideas for 2019 (Plus 2 bonus items!)

    From expert insights to industry accolades, here are 10 ideas that mattered in 2019

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  • Lean design can minimize waste and maximize patient value in healthcare facilities

    Lean design can minimize waste and maximize patient value in healthcare facilities

    From visioning through design and into operations, Lean principles can eliminate challenges like supply hoarding and unnecessary waiting

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  • Ontario has updated its brownfield regulations—what do the 7 key changes mean?

    Ontario has updated its brownfield regulations—what do the 7 key changes mean?

    In the long term, these amendments should reduce costs and delays in obtaining record site condition approvals

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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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  • Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    How can we feed a growing world population that’s shifting toward cities? It starts with optimizing our use of land and water

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