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.
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.
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.
Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group (QDG) hired Dakota Ervin to work in the Sarasota office as entry-level designer. As the newest member of the design staff, Mr. Ervin will work with QDG’s senior staff to support the company’s growing list of projects.
Chicago, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) was selected to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for Jefferson Place, a 16-story mixed-use building located at 5306 West Ainslie Street in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago, IL – Michael Janis, President and CEO of Quest Design Group (QDG) recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.