Welcome to the News Room where you’ll find Quest Design Group's most recent blog post and press release along with access to the QDG Blog and QDG News archives.
On April 10, 2019, the City of Chicago issued an announcement that the City of Chicago will have the first comprehensive revisions to the building code in 70 years and will make construction in Chicago more affordable and sustainable by expanding options to design and build with a wider range of materials and technologies.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from our architectural clients. While the question seems straightforward on the surface, the answer depends on a myriad of critical factors. Everything from building materials to climate zone location – including the structure's orientation to the sun – has a dramatic effect on insulation requirements.
Having hot water available at any time is something we don’t even think about – until the water runs cold. Ever try to finish a shower or rinse dishes when the hot water runs out? While there are a variety of ways to ensure a steady supply of hot water for residential and business use; two of the most common methods are via tank and tankless water heaters – each with their own pros and cons.
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.
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.
SARASOTA, FL — Quest Design Group (QDG) is pleased to announce that Robert Cave, currently the Vice President of Operations for the firm's Sarasota office, has been selected to open and establish QDG’s new office in Tampa.
SARASOTA, FL — Quest Design Group (QDG) is pleased to announce that Christopher Baker, currently the Vice President of Engineering for the firm's Sarasota office, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.
Chicago, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) held an “end- of-summer” celebration in September to mark the company’s 16th anniversary of its corporate headquarters located in Oak Brook, Illinois. Managers from the company’s offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Sarasota, Florida joined the local QDG team to celebrate with clients.
Chicago, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) is pleased to announce the addition of Craig J. Herro who is working as a designer in QDG’s main office located in Oakbrook, Illinois.
Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group (QDG) recently redesigned and upgraded several critical systems for Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie in Sarasota. The project was run out of QDG’s Sarasota office.
Nashville, TN – Chicago-based Quest Design Group (QDG) has been selected by OHM Advisors to provide engineering services for the new Rockledge Flats multi-family development in Rockledge, Florida. The project will be run out of QDG’s Nashville office.