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: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    What’s it like to experience a massive earthquake and then get to work checking to make sure the city is safe? Structural engineer Bruce Hopper explains.

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  • A conference by the people, for the people: 4 takeaways from BILT North America

    A conference by the people, for the people: 4 takeaways from BILT North America

    The 2018 Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology (BILT) summit reinforces importance of a holistic view of tech implementation

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  • Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    A comprehensive Welcome Centers program in New York redefines what’s expected of a public project

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  • From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    The healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

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  • Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Unique, nontraditional, and highly coordinated BIM process helps Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility take shape

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  • Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefabricating multiple elements in the new Yale University Science Building eases construction and helps future-proof the research laboratory

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