Congratulations to Shakespeare’s New Place
15 March 2018
Congratulations to the Shakespeare Birth Place Trust on their Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Inclusive Design - Commendation. QODA were appointed by the Shakespeare Birth Place Trust as part of the team with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to both improve the visitor experience of New Place and Nash's House and to also facilitate the demands of the modern generation. The project focused mainly on the redesign of the garden site through new landscaping and an extension of the Grade 1 Listed Jacobean museum building. This sensitive extension to Nash's House has brought additional exhib...
QODA welcomes new team member to their Birmingham team!
5 February 2018
We are pleased to announce that as part of our business growth strategy, Dominic O’Hara has joined QODA’s Birmingham office as Associate Director. Dominic brings over 20 years’ experience of building services design having previously worked in senior roles at Capita, Buro Happold and Morgan Sindall on a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas. In his role, Dominic will be working closely with clients and design professionals to produce innovative and sustainable building designs. QODA are a highly experienced team of engineering consultants specialising in bringing th...
New year, new starters
26 January 2018
We are pleased to welcome three new starters to QODA. Dan McNaughton has joined us as a Senior Mechanical Engineer & Laura Villoria has joined us as a Graduate Sustainability Engineer, both are based in the Oxford Office. Dr Joel Callow has also joined as a Technical Director with sustainability and specialist daylight expertise. Joel will be supporting all three QODA offices.
Passivhaus: lunch and learn
26 January 2018
Passivhaus: Genuinely Low Energy Buildings Passivhaus is a voluntary, low energy building standard that is gaining ground in both domestic and non-domestic buildings worldwide. It is known for its technical rigour, the high comfort and health levels of the buildings that achieve it, and reliable elimination of the performance gap between design intent and occupied building energy usage. This presentation is an overview of the Passivhaus standard for building designers, developers and constructors, introducing key concepts such as air tightness detailing, avoiding thermal bridgi...