Integrating Digital Design + Prefabrication Processes into Calgary-based Architecture and Design Firms (continued)

Many architecture and design firms in Calgary have a strong desire to incorporate parametric software (BIM) and digital manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technologies into their design processes in order to meet evolving client demands, regulatory requirements, and sustainability performance targets. These are necessary criteria that constitute high-quality built environments capable of meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders including clients as well as the general public.

Design Analytics

Architectural design data have mostly been limited to visual representations, specifications and contractual documents. Today, design firms generate vastly more and diverse data, but lack adequate access to tools to gain insight from such data. Yet the field of “visual analytics” provides concepts and systems exactly for working with such data. The proposed research aims at the visualization and analytics of design data, that is, collections of designs, their alternatives, project documentation, and other data collected from buildings and their settings.

Integrating Digital Design + Prefabrication Processes into Calgary-based Architecture and Design Firms

Many architecture and design firms in Calgary have a strong desire to incorporate parametric software (BIM) and digital manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technologies into their design processes in order to meet evolving client demands, regulatory requirements, and sustainability performance targets. These are necessary criteria that constitute high-quality built environments capable of meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders including clients as well as the general public.

Measuring Indicators of Community Health and Holistic Well-Being Based on Future Land Use and Transportation Planning Scenarios using Geographic Information Systems

Urban design and transportation investments may have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the people and environments; however, it is often difficult to measure these impacts or predict how long term growth may improve or disrupt a community. This project will begin with a literature review to identify built environment indicators that have been linked to positive population health and holistic well-being outcomes at a community scale.

Regenerative Neighbourhoods Project

The research undertaken through the Regenerative Neighbourhoods Project explores the ways that specific building and infrastructure projects can act as catalysts for transformational change at the neighbourhood scale with respect to sustainability objectives. It encompasses both substantive performance improvements and the changes in the project delivery processes required to achieve them.