Speaking Of Design

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Synopsis

Theres a story behind every structure in our world. Meet the engineers and architects who are changing communities through imagination and innovation. Speaking of Design makes you part of the experience as they transform the world, one project at a time.

Episodes

  • Protecting Public Health Through Our Pipes

    Protecting Public Health Through Our Pipes

    22/03/2021 Duration: 20min

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first major revisions to the original 1991 Lead and Copper Rule present broad implications for homeowners, schools and local water utilities. Intended to improve children’s health by further reducing lead exposure from corroding pipes, the revised regulation places greater responsibilities on municipalities to act – but also applies to pipes within homes and schools. On this episode of Speaking of Design, HDR Drinking Water Director Chance Lauderdale discusses the challenges presented by the LCR revisions and how a more holistic approach can help utilities prepare for the future.  

  • Translating Critical Communications in NYC

    Translating Critical Communications in NYC

    29/01/2021 Duration: 18min

    When construction comes to your street for a water main replacement, the technical side is only half the challenge. On this episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet the people responsible for communicating with residents during construction in New York City. Their work took on added significance during COVID-19, as they initiated a multilanguage public outreach plan for a predominantly Chinese-speaking community.  

  • Preview: Delivering Critical Community Communication

    Preview: Delivering Critical Community Communication

    31/12/2020 Duration: 01min

      On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet the people responsible for communicating with residents in New York City during a water main replacement. Their work took on added significance during COVID-19, as they initiated a multilanguage public outreach plan for a predominantly Chinese-speaking community.  

  • Drones Raising Data and Design to Greater Heights

    Drones Raising Data and Design to Greater Heights

    30/11/2020 Duration: 21min

    In the second part of a two-part episode, we continue our look at how drones are being used in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. From surveying the wreckage of a train derailment to monitoring whale migration to creating a digital twin of a 160-foot-high dam, drones are bringing new perspectives to projects of all kinds. Explore how cutting-edge data collection methods are leading to an evolution of new services within the design and construction lifecycle.

  • Drones Providing a New View of the A/E/C Industry

    Drones Providing a New View of the A/E/C Industry

    29/10/2020 Duration: 22min

    Drones are leading to exciting advances in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. In the first part of a two-part episode, we’ll learn about what it takes to become a drone pilot, some of the unique challenges they face in the sky and how they’re making safety a priority while flying.

  • Preview: Seeing A Drone Pilot’s View of the A/E/C Industry

    Preview: Seeing A Drone Pilot’s View of the A/E/C Industry

    31/08/2020 Duration: 01min

      On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll learn what it takes to become a drone pilot, how drones are being used in the A/E/C industry, and how they’re enabling exciting advances in design technology.  

  • Design 4 Others: Improving Healthcare in Rural India

    Design 4 Others: Improving Healthcare in Rural India

    31/07/2020 Duration: 28min

    While the work of architects makes a difference in the world, rarely do designers get to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people whose livelihood depends on the very buildings they design. With that in mind, a group of architects from HDR formed Design 4 Others as a way to volunteer their design expertise to make a positive impact on under-served communities. In this episode, we’ll learn more about how they’re partnering with Construction for Change and iKure on a pro bono project to improve healthcare for rural community members in West Bengal, India.  

  • Preview: Design 4 Others

    Preview: Design 4 Others

    30/06/2020 Duration: 01min

      On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we'll meet architects from Design 4 Others who are partnering with a medical technology enterprise to improve healthcare in India.  

  • Brewing up Solutions for Cleaner Water

    Brewing up Solutions for Cleaner Water

    29/05/2020 Duration: 24min

      In Bozeman, Montana, life centers around outdoor recreation. An afternoon of world-class fly fishing on the state’s pristine waters often follows with a refreshing visit to one of the area’s many microbreweries. The convergence of those two pastimes took an innovative twist when a group of engineers asked: What if the carbon-rich byproduct of brewing beer could be used as a cost-effective way for the city to reduce nitrogen in its wastewater? That idea led to a pilot study with the potential to benefit communities throughout the world.  

  • Preview: Brewing up Solutions to Keep Our Rivers Clean

    Preview: Brewing up Solutions to Keep Our Rivers Clean

    30/04/2020 Duration: 01min

      On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll visit Bozeman, Montana, where a group of engineers asked, “What if the carbon-rich byproduct of brewing beer could be used as a cost-effective way for the city to reduce nitrogen in its wastewater?"  

  • Shaping Cities Through Transportation

    Shaping Cities Through Transportation

    28/02/2020 Duration: 19min

      Justin Robbins considers himself a true student of cities. In this episode of Speaking of Design, he discusses the way transportation has historically shaped the design of cities as we know them. He also shares his passion for autonomous vehicles, how they’re changing the way we design urban spaces, and some of the challenges they present to urban planners.  

  • Preview: Shaping Cities Through Transportation

    Preview: Shaping Cities Through Transportation

    31/01/2020 Duration: 01min

      On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll talk to Justin Robbins a transportation technology planner and true student of cities.  

  • The Future of Mobility: Harnessing Transportation Technology

    The Future of Mobility: Harnessing Transportation Technology

    30/12/2019 Duration: 14min

    As a recognized expert on transportation technology, Ben Pierce’s everyday job involves helping communities implement technologies that seemed like science fiction not long ago. He likens the rapid changes in present day technology to the Industrial Revolution, and he loves the challenge of keeping up with how it’s changing the transportation industry. In this episode, Ben touches on some of the latest advances he’s seeing improve mobility, safety and efficiency of our transportation experience. We’ll hear more about everything from Smart Cities and streetlights to warning systems for over-height trucks to the latest improvements to the airport customer experience.  

  • Preview: Talking Transportation Technology with Ben Pierce

    Preview: Talking Transportation Technology with Ben Pierce

    02/12/2019 Duration: 53s

    On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll spend time with Ben Pierce, a nationally recognized expert on transportation technology. He describes how he fell into a fascinating career, some groundbreaking projects he’s working on, and the potential benefits he sees for the future of transportation.  

  • Denvers New Mobility Choice Blueprint

    Denver's New Mobility Choice Blueprint

    13/11/2019 Duration: 47min

    Growing population and rapidly changing transportation technologies are affecting our everyday lives. In this episode, we’ll learn how public transportation agencies are partnering with private sector technology companies to tackle that change head-on in Denver, Colorado. That community’s “mobility blueprint” may suggest a new approach for other metropolitan cities wrestling with the same issues in their communities.

  • Preview: Denver’s New Mobility Choice Blueprint

    Preview: Denver’s New Mobility Choice Blueprint

    30/09/2019 Duration: 02min

    On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll learn how public transportation agencies are partnering with private sector technology companies to create a new blueprint for mobility in Denver, Colorado.

  • Prototyping a Therapeutic Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

    Prototyping a Therapeutic Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

    13/08/2019 Duration: 45min

    What makes the ideal inpatient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses? In this Speaking of Design podcast episode, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers, and healthcare experts working collaboratively to answer this question. Partnering with the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, the team’s prototype of a room designed specifically for behavioral and mental health treatment provided patients and behavioral healthcare staff an opportunity to weigh-in and give feedback. The design research collected will help architects and healthcare providers leverage evidence-based design to create therapeutic environments for both patients and their families.

  • Preview: Designing the Ideal Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

    Preview: Designing the Ideal Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

    12/07/2019 Duration: 01min

    On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers and healthcare experts. Their shared mission was to design and study the ideal patient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses.

  • The Value of Designing Sustainable Infrastructure

    The Value of Designing Sustainable Infrastructure

    31/05/2019 Duration: 17min

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  • Preview: Making Sustainability an Inherent Part of Design

    Preview: Making Sustainability an Inherent Part of Design

    30/04/2019 Duration: 01min

    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:"Segoe UI"; panose-1:2 11 5 2 4 2 4 2 2 3;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:8.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} .MsoChpDefault {font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} .MsoPapDefault {margin-bottom:8.0pt; line-height:107%;} /* Page Definitions */ @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll talk to Anthony Kane and Melissa Peneycad from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure.

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