Integrated Project Delivery: Q&A with Renée Cheng

We often tout the benefits of collaborating across disciplines in the classroom; but what about at the construction site? Associate Dean for Research Renée Cheng (Architecture) addresses this question in her latest research: Integrated Project Delivery (IDP): Performance, Expectations, and Future Use. The Integrated Project Delivery Alliance (IDPA) asked Cheng’s collaborator Markku Allison, a consultant specializing in IPD for the […]

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“More than a Balcony:” Connecting St. Paul to the Mississippi

St. Paul has 17 miles of Mississippi riverfront property, and the Metropolitan Design Center wants to help more people enjoy them. MDC researchers have partnered with the City of St. Paul, the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, and BKV Architects to design a plan for a public River Balcony walkway connecting downtown—from Union Depot to the Science Museum—to the river. The […]

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Celebrating Minnesota’s Sustainable Building Leaders

This fall, the Center for Sustainable Building Research and its partners recognized Minnesota buildings that go above and beyond to meet the state’s Buildings, Benchmarking, and Beyond (B3) Guidelines. Minnesota requires that all state-funded construction and renovation projects meet B3 sustainability goals for water, energy, indoor environment, site, materials, and waste. The team designed the program to be compatible with LEED™ and […]

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