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Setting up an indoor cannabis grow facility? Here’s what you need to know.

Just ten years ago, the idea that large-scale cannabis cultivation would be a legitimate business in many parts of the United States was almost laughable. Yet here we are. The people have spoken, and they’re saying they want legal, high-quality, professionally-grown cannabis. And that demand is expected to grow, which means the demand for modern, efficient, and controlled growing environments will only increase.


Testing a Smoke Control Boundary

One Newton per square meter.

This is a familiar term to some engineers but who remember what it means? To impress your listeners, mention that an acceptable pressure drop across a smoke barrier in a full sprinkled building is 12.5 Newton/square meter.



City of Chicago Plumbing Code: Changing of the Guard

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.


What insulation values do I need for my building?

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.


Tank or No Tank: Navigating the Sea of Hot Water Options…

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.


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. 


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QDG News

QDG Completes Engineering Design Work for Sarasota's Sage Restaurant

SARASOTA, FL—Quest Design Group (QDG) recently completed renovation work at acclaimed Sarasota restaurant Sage. The project was run out of QDG’s Sarasota office.


QDG Selects Robert Cave to Open New Office in Tampa

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.


QDG Promotes Christopher Baker to Vice President of Operations

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.


QDG Celebrates on Top of the World

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.


Quest Design Group Hires CAD Designer

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.


QDG Completes Systems Upgrade Work for Restaurant Renovation in Sarasota

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.


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