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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Auger Boring

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Auger Boring

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling magazine article, Keivan Rafie explains the basics of auger boring along with the challenges and considerations for use

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

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  • Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    In the February-March issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling magazine, Stantec’s Keivan Rafie discusses the typical uses of common trenchless methods

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  • Join us at CEATI (Protection and Control) 2019

    Join us at CEATI (Protection and Control) 2019

    Join us as our experts introduce a simulation-based engineering system which emulates power system protection relays

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  • Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Wall-to-wall windows might be too much of a good thing for some classrooms

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  • Future of Trenchless

    Future of Trenchless

    Stantec’s Keivan Rafie recently hosted a roundtable discussion about the future of trenchless in Trenchless Technology Canada Magazine

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  • Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility

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  • Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    As human advance and interact with more geotechnical hazards, the role of the geotechnical specialist becomes increasingly complex and embodies more responsibility

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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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  • How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    The digital age has been accused of ruining relationships, but we’re finding that tools such as VR can actually improve them

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  • Agile Mining Leads to Breakthrough Results

    Agile Mining Leads to Breakthrough Results

    New strategies to plan and execute mining projects—from the ore body out—brings impressive results

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  • Published: Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Sequential Excavation Method Tunnelling

    Published: Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Sequential Excavation Method Tunnelling

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling magazine article, Keivan Rafie explains sequential excavation method tunneling: its basics, support requirements, and ground considerations

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  • Microtransit series (Part 4): Academic research can help advance accessible transit

    Microtransit series (Part 4): Academic research can help advance accessible transit

    How partnerships between public agencies, universities, and the private sector can meet the needs of accessible transit ridership

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  • The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    Combining design with technology, a research team and hotel chain YOTEL are trying to give road warriors a good night’s rest

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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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  • 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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