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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) 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.
Chicago, IL – Chicago-based Quest Design Group (QDG) has been selected by 2RZ Architecture to provide engineering services for the conversion of Chicago’s vacant Edgewater Medical Center into apartments. The project will be run out of QDG’s Chicago office.
Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group (QDG) is pleased to welcome their newest engineer, John Fox. Mr. Fox will take the Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) exam at his first opportunity and will work under QDG’s registered engineers in order to qualify for a Professional Engineer license in the not too distant future.
Sarasota, FL – Quest Design Group (QDG) recently designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for the newly-opened Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch. The project was run out of QDG’s Sarasota office.
Oak Brook, IL – Quest Design Group (QDG) is pleased to announce the completion of 56 West Huron, a 13-story high-rise residential building with an enclosed parking garage located on the North side of Chicago.