Buildings Engineering

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    A tribute to my friend and business partner, whose vision of “Monctonia” lives on in this community gathering place

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  • [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Crunch time for innovation

    From the Design Quarterly: Crunch time for innovation

    Data-driven design, parametric design, and real-time visualization are reshaping the design process

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  • Assembly (and rigorous planning) required: Managing pros and cons of modular construction

    Assembly (and rigorous planning) required: Managing pros and cons of modular construction

    While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive planning and collaboration to avoid potential challenges

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  • What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods

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  • Designing in “light” of circadian support: 6 strategies for commercial spaces

    Designing in “light” of circadian support: 6 strategies for commercial spaces

    Employees spend most of their daylight hours indoors; the right workplace lighting systems can help create a healthier work environment

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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Pushing technology to create lasting, human-centered places

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