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Welcome to Ideas, where you can learn about the trends, innovations, and challenges impacting the built environment.

  • The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    Recent legislation will enable municipalities to develop integrated approaches to wastewater and stormwater management

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  • A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    Designing a healthcare environment that promotes wellness and healing—while generating a sense of community belonging

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  • eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    Metabarcoding provides tools that go beyond a targeted approach, it can look back in time, and it’s a time and money saver

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  • How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    Despite our steadily evolving understanding of the negative health impacts of PFAS, disposal of PFAS-contaminated waste remains unregulated

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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  • Stantec ERA Issue 02 | The Digital Issue

    Stantec ERA Issue 02 | The Digital Issue

    How is technology changing the energy and resources market?

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Design drivers for a new behavioral and mental health facility

    From the Design Quarterly: Design drivers for a new behavioral and mental health facility

    How goals like “veterans first” shaped the design for a new VA building supporting a patient-centered recovery model

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  • Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Futuristic-sounding sensors let scientists work in multiple places at once, but it’s important to begin with a clear study design

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  • Published: Cooperatives Offer Innovative Option to Solve the Affordable Housing Shortage

    Published: Cooperatives Offer Innovative Option to Solve the Affordable Housing Shortage

    A new twist on housing cooperatives in Barcelona offers residents the security of a long-term, low-cost home on land leased from the city

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  • From Stantec ERA: We can deliver power projects while keeping rare species safe

    From Stantec ERA: We can deliver power projects while keeping rare species safe

    Environmental DNA—or eDNA—biomonitoring is a breakthrough technology that revolutionizes how industry can reduce cost, efforts, and risks for energy projects

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  • Friday Night Lights: The architecture of high school football stadium design in Texas

    Friday Night Lights: The architecture of high school football stadium design in Texas

    High school athletics facilities in Texas can come at a high cost, but the evolution in their design can also provide more value to our communities

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  • Does your city need a corridor study? Set the foundation for success with these 3 tips

    Does your city need a corridor study? Set the foundation for success with these 3 tips

    An expert project team combined with key stakeholder involvement and a robust work plan are essential to a successful corridor study

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: A new approach to water resource planning

    Published in Waterbriefing: A new approach to water resource planning

    Stantec’s William Jacobsen shares his thoughts on what the future might hold for public water supply resource planning

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  • Published in ASPIRE: Full-Service Engineering

    Published in ASPIRE: Full-Service Engineering

    ASPIRE—the authoritative publication on concrete bridges—profiled Stantec’s bridge practice

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  • From Stantec ERA: 5 ways 3D modeling is changing the way we design power projects

    From Stantec ERA: 5 ways 3D modeling is changing the way we design power projects

    Designing substations using 3D models simplifies the engineering process by leveraging software for an integrated design approach

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    How proper analyzation of tunnel boring machine data lowers risk, increases safety, and optimizes resources throughout the construction phase

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Success in tunneling depends on proper planning and handling of excavated materials

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  • Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    A post-Sandy hardening program illustrates the role innovative design and community engagement play in the future of power delivery

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  • Published on Storm Water Solutions: Balancing Storm Water Management Costs with Citizen Engagement

    Published on Storm Water Solutions: Balancing Storm Water Management Costs with Citizen Engagement

    When a One-Size Fits All Approach to Storm Water Billing No Longer Works

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  • Academic libraries of tomorrow: 4 models for storing your collections

    Academic libraries of tomorrow: 4 models for storing your collections

    There are multiple ways of storing collections. Let’s break them down and separate the fiction from the nonfiction.

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