Technology is enabling dramatic changes in the retail and hospitality industries, allowing customers to shop how and when they want. These changes disrupt the traditional parameters of place and set store hours, giving way to the convenience of shopping from anywhere at any time, even incorporating social media and friends participation in personal shopping.
In May of 2016, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) was certified LEED Silver for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council. This award distinguishes the facility as one of the largest buildings in New England and among a handful of convention centers in the world to be awarded LEED certification. Vanderweil successfully led the project team through this certification, returning to the BCEC years after completing the MEP design for the building.
Firms expands expertise in design of mechanical/electrical systems for healthcare facilities.
Data center design and colocation RFP’s continue to list a DCIM solution as a requirement. It is an easy box to check, or not, as is more of often the case. Like Tier certification, the...
This article discusses some of the key technology trends and emerging technology products that are facilitating life sciences education and research activities. While new technologies and approaches are constantly marketed as “must-have” solutions by manufacturers and integrators, prudent selection of educational and business technologies should be made with a clear and focused understanding of how they support and/or enhance business and educational goals.
Many opportunities arise over the course of a building project, particularly for academic buildings embedded in a campus. The design team (architects, engineers, and construction partners when possible) plays an important role in applying big-picture thinking and lessons learned from past experience to identify the opportunities and guide the client to consider them for the benefit of the institution.