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Ventilation for Gas Fired Equipment

Gas fired equipment requires a continuous air flow in order to support the combustion process. Ventilation for gas fired equipment is the process of replacing the air necessary for proper equipment operation. The amount of ventilation provided must equal or exceed the air flow demands for all of the gas fired equipment within a structure. The requirements for combustion and dilution air for gas-fired appliances shall be in accordance with the Fuel Gas Section of the Florida Building Code. 


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.


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Robert Cave and Christopher Baker Elected to Serve

Sarasota, FL – Robert Cave, P.E. and Christopher Baker, P.E., Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Engineering respectively for Quest Design Group’s Sarasota office, were nominated and elected to serve two-year terms (2018-2020) on the Board of Governors for the Sarasota-Bradenton Section of the Florida West Coast Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


QDG to Provide Engineering Services for Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Tampa, FL – Quest Design Group (QDG) was selected to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for the renovation of the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in the heart of the city of Tampa. Completed in 2000, the Marriott Waterside is Tampa’s tallest hotel.


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.


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