Cool Technology & Research

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

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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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  • How modern tracking technologies can protect birds and support wind farm permitting

    How modern tracking technologies can protect birds and support wind farm permitting

    Stantec’s Creativity & Innovation Program is backing industry research into a new approach to monitor peregrine falcon migration patterns

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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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  • 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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  • 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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