Buildings Engineering

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping buildings engineering.

  • Designing a new home for survivors of abuse: 7 ways to help you adopt the right mindset

    Designing a new home for survivors of abuse: 7 ways to help you adopt the right mindset

    Here’s how you can balance security, comfort, and privacy when designing a purpose-built shelter for women

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    Complex projects when time and space are tight are a perfect fit for off-site prefabrication and modular construction

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    Ask an expert: Advancing technology means that buildings engineers are integrated into building design early in the process, which could save money in the long run

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    Designers are problem solvers. We need to have a louder voice in today’s biggest problem-solving conversations.

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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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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

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

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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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  • 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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  • This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    “Protect the environment and fight for social equity”—those ideals drive our sustainability director and match the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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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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