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Water Damaged Electrical Equipment

With the recent land falling of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many coastal and low lying areas have received wide spread water damage to many residential and commercial facilities electrical systems. This has not only resulted in damaged/destroyed electrical equipment but has posed an electrical shock hazard that has been a contributing factor to the loss of human life due to submerged electrical equipment and wiring. Before any evaluations or inspection are preformed the electrical current should be removed from the equipment and tested to insure that it has truly been de-energized.


Water Temperature Controls

Having tempered and/or hot water in your building may be a mandate by state or local codes but it also adds to the comfort of the building occupants. 


Electrical Code Updates

In September, the Chicago City Council approved a large number of changes to the Chicago Building Code. The most sweeping modifications are those made to the Electrical Code. It will now incorporate the National Electrical Code, 2017 edition, which is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection used throughout the United States.


Minimum Space Requirements for Enclosed Plumbing Fixture Supports

Plumbing chases are critical in the design and installation of plumbing piping and plumbing fixtures. Maintaining minimum space requirements is usually over looked in the initial design of most projects and must be added during the project review with the architects.


Monitoring Hazardous Gasses

When hazardous gases accumulate, in small spaces, and reach high enough concentrations they may become a respiratory health hazard, lead to a fire event or in some cases an explosion. Gas detection plays an important role in providing safety to the public, as well as protecting public and personal property. It may be necessary for the design engineer to investigate a variety of monitoring, detection and ventilation systems to meet the requirements of the many different facilities that may need these types of application.


Non-Potable Water for Toilet Flushing

As the thought of conserving water continues to increase more people are looking for ways to reduce the wasteful use of potable water. Over the past 25 years we have seen how effective the code-mandated low-flow faucets and showerheads as well as low flush rate toilets and urinals have been in reducing potable water consumption. An effective way to reduce the strain on potable water resources is by using alternative non-potable sources of water to flush toilets and urinals.


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Quest Design Group Hires Electrical Designer

Oak Brook, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) hired Adarsh Biju Jacob to work in the company’s Chicago office. In his role as an Electrical Designer he will work with QDG’s senior staff to support the company’s growing list of projects.


Quest Design Group Hires Mechanical Designer

Oak Brook, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) hired Sivanesan Paramasivam Thirumaran to work in the company’s Chicago office. After completing an introductory period Sivanesan accepted a permanent fulltime position. In his role as a Mechanical Designer he will work with QDG’s senior staff to support the company’s growing list of projects.


Quest Design Group Sponsors Celebrity Bartending Event

Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group sponsored the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Celebrity Bartending Event on Thursday, August 24 at Libby’s Café and Bar at 1917 South Osprey Avenue in Sarasota.


Quest Design Group Acquires MP&E Engineering

Brentwood, TN – Quest Design Group (QDG) is expanding into the fast-growing Nashville market with its acquisition of MP&E Engineering. With dozens of clients located throughout Middle Tennessee and in multiple states across the country, MP&E developed an excellent reputation providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services.


Quest Design Group Provides Engineering Services for New Watering Hole

Chicago, IL – Quest Design Group completed the electrical and mechanical designs for the Concrete Cowboy, a new bar located at 646 North Franklin Street in Downtown Chicago.


Quest Design Group Hires Summer Intern

Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group hired a summer intern to work in the company’s Sarasota office. Frank Alverez, who will be a high school junior at Pine View School for the Gifted, is interested in pursuing a career in Architectural Engineering. Frank was born in New Jersey and moved to Sarasota at the age of one. His previous experience


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