Buildings Engineering

  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What is the passive house?

    From the Design Quarterly: What is the passive house?

    Ask an expert: An approach to sustainable buildings that has emerged from Europe is expanding beyond the home

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  • 3 design technology trends that non-design tech geeks need to know about

    3 design technology trends that non-design tech geeks need to know about

    If you couldn’t attend this year’s RTC-North America conference, here are a few major digital practice trends that stood out.

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  • Transforming design through virtual reality

    Transforming design through virtual reality

    How virtual reality is helping clients experience their buildings in a whole new way.

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  • Tunable white light for health care spaces

    Tunable white light for health care spaces

    Read Lauren MacLeod's article in Health Facilities Management.

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  • Geometric library breaks ground at Temple University

    Geometric library breaks ground at Temple University

    Read Scott Sullivan's comments on the new main library at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    Parametric design, virtual reality, and integrated 3D are changing the approach to design—and it’s resulting in better buildings

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  • Designing and simulating for daylight

    Designing and simulating for daylight

    Read Marc Trudeau's article in Construction Canada Magazine.

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  • How long should your building's audiovisual system last?

    How long should your building's audiovisual system last?

    A Simple Cell Phone (SCP) Scale can guide you to making the right choice for your AV budget and your end users

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  • Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

    Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

    Read Russell Lavitt's article in HPAC.

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  • Net Zero energy: Can schools really get there?

    Net Zero energy: Can schools really get there?

    Net Zero isn’t just a goal – it’s a responsibility

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  • Do clients know what they want from BIM?

    Do clients know what they want from BIM?

    Read Joel Martineau's article in BIM+ Magazine.

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  • Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Design Quarterly | How design can set the stage for healthy communities that use fewer resources.

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  • Resurrecting a community centre

    Resurrecting a community centre

    Following a disaster, it was time to rally and support an important community resource

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  • Published in The Military Engineer: Near Net Zero Ahead of Schedule

    Published in The Military Engineer: Near Net Zero Ahead of Schedule

    The California Military Department is constructing a new LEED Gold Consolidated Headquarters Complex that will lead the way in Net Zero energy implementation

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  • Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow

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  • Published in Canadian Architect: Bringing Passive House into the Cold

    Published in Canadian Architect: Bringing Passive House into the Cold

    Andrea Frisque and Marc Trudeau write about passive strategies in the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) project

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  • Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    It’s possible to maintain a youthful sense of whimsy while staying realistic and on-budget for your project

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  • Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care

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