Complex Topics, Simplified.
These featured guides take an in-depth look at some of the biggest challenges, trends and innovations faced by the industries we serve. Our subject matter experts will walk you through each topic chapter-by-chapter — simplifying the complicated and making the complex more accessible.
Office to residential conversion: Key engineering concepts to make your project successful
This executive guide by Scott Campanga, IMEG’s Senior Director of Housing, discusses issues of engineering and related services that could offer challenges and opportunities when converting office buildings into residential properties.
Reality Capture and Site Assessments: Making the most of data
New technologies for visualization and reality capture are expanding what the AEC industry can do when assessing a site. While photos and drawings can offer a small glimpse of an overall site, it can be challenging to visualize and understand how all elements relate to one another. This feature introduces new advancements in reality capture that can provide significant benefits to clients and design teams.
Rooftop ROI: A guide to how solar panels can add cash flow to industrial square footage
The financial success of any warehouse or industrial space requires leveraging every square foot. This executive guide provides a broad overview of a money-making space owners may have overlooked – the roof. It helps owners, designers, and contractors decide if roof-mounted solar photovoltaic could be used to leverage the roof’s square footage to generate passive cashflow.
Seismic Retrofit: A Guide to Achieving Compliance for California Healthcare Organizations
This executive guide provides a high-level overview of California’s Hospital Seismic Retrofit Program, compliance with which all acute care hospitals must achieve by Jan. 1, 2030, to be able to continue to offer services. The guide includes an explanation of seismic evaluation and retrofit, reasons for acting soon, and guidance on the least onerous and most economical retrofit options for many of the hospitals that have yet to achieve compliance.
The Importance of Healthcare Resiliency: Preparing Your Hospital for a Crisis
Today’s healthcare institutions must be resilient to a host of potential threats—infrastructure failures, infectious outbreaks, mass casualty events, cyberattacks, and natural disasters. This executive guide examines the major considerations that can help organizations begin to chart their path toward true and comprehensive healthcare resilience.
Mass Timber 101: A Guide to the Hottest Sustainable Building Material
The built industry is experiencing a growing trend toward more buildings being constructed from mass timber. This executive guide provides a broad overview of the sustainable building material—what it is, its benefits, limitations, and code considerations—to help owners, designers, and contractors decide if it is the right material for their projects.
Equity by Design: Overcoming Bias and Capitalizing on Data to Reach Broader Outcomes
In this executive guide, IMEG President and CEO Paul VanDuyne, Director of Sustainability Adam McMillen, and Director of Innovation Mike Lawless examine equity by design — the ability of the built environment to have positive effects on social inequality.
Acoustics for Hospitality 101: Common causes of hotel noise and their proven solutions
Good acoustics helps to provide a positive hospitality experience, but unfortunately noise is a frequent hotel complaint. This executive guide provides a high-level examination of the acoustic challenges faced by the hospitality industry and offers a high-level look at design solutions that can be considered by any architect and owner.
Microgrids for Healthcare Facilities: ‘Island Mode’ Ensures Long-term Operability
A microgrid is an emerging solution for the resiliency of healthcare facilities, ensuring uninterrupted care during long-term power loss from the grid. This executive guide provides a brief examination of the components, benefits, limitations, and challenges of microgrids, as well as tips for beginning the discussion on the feasibility of the technology for your facility.
Back to the Office: Key steps for safeguarding health, well-being, and continuity in the workplace
Business owners can implement several key strategies to improve the safety of their offices as the workplace evolves and reacts to current and future security and health risks.
Decarbonization in Healthcare: A Practical Approach for the Built Environment
Decarbonization of the built environment is rapidly gaining attention in the healthcare industry. To provide guidance to healthcare organizations as they begin their decarbonization conversation, this executive guide explains the carbon problem and presents thoughtful, measured, and practical approaches that can ease the burden of carbon mitigation and eventual elimination.
Concept to Consumption: Outcome-based Oversight of Building Performance
An efficiently designed building that doesn’t perform as intended costs an owner twice – once for the investment in high-performance equipment, and secondly for the unnecessary energy costs.
Enhancing the Quadruple Aim through Data-Driven Decisions in the Built Environment
This executive guide provides a high-level examination of the many ways that data-driven design decisions can assist a healthcare organization by ensuring that their the built environment supports the four guiding principles of the Quadruple Aim. While all healthcare organizations and facilities have unique characteristics and needs, the material provided here can be utilized to
Acuity Adaptability: Innovative Planning and Design for Responsive Healthcare Delivery
The effects of COVID-19 and other factors have made the acuity adaptable healthcare delivery model a possible necessity for many healthcare facilities whose reactive response to the pandemic has come at a huge cost, financially and operationally. This executive guide provides a high-level exploration of acuity adaptability, including its origins and characteristics, potential benefits and