Retail Evolution: ICSC CenterBuild Takeaways

As one of the premier events for the world of retail development, design, and construction, #TeamHenderson was present and accounted for in Phoenix earlier this month for ICSC’s annual CenterBuild Conference. While in years past …


DBIA Takeaways: Best Practices for the Best Results

Following the recent Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, our Henderson experts learned of new ideas, innovations, and tips on implementing design-build concepts. Take a look at our lessons …


Building Systems & Career Readiness Programs

School today feels more like the workplace of tomorrow. The growing trend is to design education facilities that mirror occupational reality, which helps students better prepare for their future careers. Medical education programs are simulating …


Designing Schools Equipped for Future Adaptability

Adaptability is a common term in today’s construction climate as more building spaces are becoming multi-functional. Instead of creating various rooms for specialty functions, schools are now incorporating educational spaces that can serve many needs. …


Master Planning for Schools in 4 Steps

The goal of educational institutions has always been to create an optimal environment for learning. With the list of needs often exceeding the capital budget’s available balance, achieving that goal can seem impossible. Many facility …


Fire Dynamics & Building Materials: Designed to Burn Research

Fires today burn faster and create greater heat release than they did just a few decades ago, due in part to the evolution of building materials and construction techniques. This not only leads to greater …


2019 Grocery Design Trends

Last year at FMI’s Energy and Store Development Conference, our grocery and refrigeration design team spotted five trends making a big impact on the food retail industry. After this year’s conference, we decided to revisit …


Venue Security: The Hot Topics at IAVM VenueConnect 2019

Every year, the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) brings together venue professionals from all over the world at its VenueConnect conference. #TeamHenderson has been involved with IAVM for many years. The conference is always …


Venue Design & Telecom – Takeaways from SEAT Conference 2019

#TeamHenderson attended the Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT) Conference at the Daytona International Speedway. Our telecom experts shared their top takeaways from sessions that focused on technology, venue design, and data security in …


The Future of Higher Education – SCUP 2019 Annual Conference

Last week, #TeamHenderson made our way to Seattle, WA for the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference with some of higher education’s finest college and professional planners. Together, we discussed key trends and lessons learned – basically, …


Henderson Teams Up with IAVM

Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions have a longstanding relationship with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), providing our staff as guest experts for conference presentations, continuing education courses, and thought leadership articles. Four …


Speeding Up the Fan Experience with 5G

5G — the fifth generation of cellular network technology — is expected to provide ultra-fast download and upload speeds beyond that of the current 4G LTE networks, making latency and buffering a thing of the …


Reinventing Sun Devil Stadium

With a goal to improve overall fan experience, Arizona State University (ASU) has spent the last five years completing a six-phase renovation of Sun Devil Stadium. The result of the reinvention is a stadium that …


eSports: Coming to a Venue Near You

While many are questioning the emergence of eSports, the highly-competitive pastime is blazing its way as the next athletics phenomenon, and it’s changing venue design along the way. In the early 2000s, the introduction of …


Hot Topics: Takeaways from NFPA Conference & Expo

At the recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas, #TeamHenderson was in attendance.  Throughout the conference, our veteran professionals shared and enhanced their expertise through various interactions and educational …


B.E. Smith Family Center : A Nest for Specialized Care

One of the greatest things about being an engineer is designing systems that impact people and enhance their experiences within a space — which is why our work on the recently completed B.E. Smith Family …


Stack Effect: Why It Was So Difficult To Stay Warm This Winter

Extreme cold spells across the country this winter made it difficult for many buildings to maintain comfortable temperatures. Many street-level tenants of high-rise buildings found it nearly impossible to keep occupants warm despite having thermostats …


Learning Environment Trends: Key Takeaways from A4LE Regional Conferences

Last week, #TeamHenderson attended the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Midwest Great Lakes and Southwest regional conferences. A common theme among education conferences is an exploration into what we can do as design partners, facility …


Turning Down The Sound on Environmental Noise

The impact of environmental noise like construction, traffic, and even weather is an important, though often forgotten, part of the design process. At Henderson Engineers, we have a team of dedicated acoustics professionals who recognize …


How A New Definition of Convenience is Changing Retail

It’s no secret that today’s successful retail brands have evolved; and that evolution has a lot to do with consumer’s definition of convenience. From the earliest examples of bazaars and town squares, to super stores …


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