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How the Internet-of-Things Impacts Building Engineering

However slow it may seem, technology is changing building engineering processes. One of the major developments on the horizon isn’t a device or program like the institution of BIM or drones. It’s a process. The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is one of the most talked about technology applications in not only modern

Clash Detection: The Cost, The History, and New Technology

When you think about all the components that must come together to complete a building project, it can often challenge the most seasoned architects, engineers, and developers. How is it that plumbing doesn’t intrude on ductwork? Or that beams don’t crash through walls? Well, experienced pros help, but they rely

3D Printed Buildings Will Change the Design-Build Landscape

Previously, we discussed 3D printing on the VIP Structures blog. The 3D printing market is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. According to MarketsandMarkets, the 3D printing market is expected to be worth 32.8 billion USD by 2023. Between 2017 and 2023, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

Why Every Space Needs an Occupancy Sensor

Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for both newly designed buildings and existing ones, as the average commercial building in the U.S. wastes 30% of the energy it consumes. Whether the push for efficiency is incentive-based or a push to meet the more stringent energy code requirements, buildings are now

Top Engineering Trends for Building in 2017

Large construction projects, historic building renovations, and new mixed-use development garner a lot of attention. The visual appeal of both the exterior design and interior design of these massive projects are marveled at by tenants, stakeholders, and the community alike. Downtown revitalization projects, like the Pike Block, breathe life back

How Workplace Design and Settings Impact Office Productivity

One of the main purposes of commercial buildings is to provide healthy, comfortable, and productive environments for employees. In an integrated design-build project, it is important to keep the focus on the end-goal, which is developing an occupied space. A workplace design-build firm must also create spaces which stimulate productivity

6 Factors to Consider When Hiring an Architecture, Engineering or Construction Firm

The process of searching for, deciding upon, and hiring an architecture, engineering, or construction firm for your next building project is a large undertaking. It likely involves multiple levels of decision-makers, resources, and considerable time. As detailed in past blog post titled 4 Reasons to Use an Integrated Design-Build Firm,

4 Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps | Engineering Firm Syracuse NY

Recently, IPD Engineering leveraged both geothermal heat pumps and photovoltaic technology in the design-build of the Catskill Recreation Center. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) perform through their ability to interact with the earth’s very mild and stable conditions. In the northeast of the United States, air temperatures typically fluctuate between -20