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  • What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people

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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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  • The joy and pain of designing childbirth spaces—creating an experience-adaptable room

    The joy and pain of designing childbirth spaces—creating an experience-adaptable room

    Healthcare planners need to focus on creating a uniquely special patient experience for new families

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  • HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    How an augmented reality spacewalk on the rocky surface of Mars marked the start of an opportunity that helps our designers better understand our clients’ needs

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  • [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    From drones to virtual reality, today’s technology is changing the design industry—one benefit is we’re reducing paper and waste

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  • How the right-sizing of hybrid operating rooms helps hospitals, surgeons, and patients

    How the right-sizing of hybrid operating rooms helps hospitals, surgeons, and patients

    Advancing technology is moving OR imaging equipment from fixed and cumbersome to smaller and mobile

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  • Investing in ideas: Stantec's Creativity & Innovation Program

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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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  • 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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  • Are you too busy for BIM?

    Are you too busy for BIM?

    Why you should implement BIM into all your design efforts

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones

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    Power and Technology at Stantec

    Providing cutting edge of technology is essential in the power industry. Stantec’s Montreal team is pushing the envelope every day to ensure clients receive the most current and innovative solutions.

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  • Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Data collection and analyzation can lead to cleaner, more efficient energy—a must in the coming decades

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  • Published in Ontario Technologist Magazine: Wood Pole Design for Overhead Power Lines

    Published in Ontario Technologist Magazine: Wood Pole Design for Overhead Power Lines

    Daniel Petahtegoose discusses how we can use continue to refine wood pole designs for overhead power lines.

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  • Immersive Design: Modernizing project flow

    Immersive Design: Modernizing project flow

    Cutting edge technology like reality capture, real-time rendering and interactive animation software have enabled Stantec designers to immerse our clients into our designs.

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  • Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Celebrating World Architecture Day by exploring how we can design a better world—and opportunity is everywhere

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why should design firms leverage gaming engines?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why should design firms leverage gaming engines?

    The Digital Practice group borrows tech from the video game world to solve design challenges

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  • How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    Healthcare architects, educators, and researchers gather for one day with one goal in mind: to elevate healthcare design

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  • Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    Makerspaces are coming to the library, university, and workplace near you. What inspires and defines the contemporary makerspace?

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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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