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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has seen a reduction in interior lighting power allowances for all occupancies as listed in Table C405.5.2(1). The reduction of these allowances (measured as watts per square foot) has necessitated the specification of more energy efficient luminaires, and LED lamps in projects. Older lamp types, such as fluorescent and incandescent, are unable to meet the stricter guidelines set out in the 2015 IECC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chicago, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) was selected to provide engineering services for the Ascension of Our Lord church located in Lincolnshire, Illinois.