17 December 2020
A huge congratulations to Matthew Edwards who's application for CIBSE Member CEng has been approved. As a Senior Engineer Matthew has been a high performing engineer since he joined us as a graduate. He has worked on many of our landmark projects and continues to develop great client relationships. This is a well deserved and very fitting reward for his efforts.
Handover of Newtown Health Centre
4 December 2020
Great to see another project handed over yesterday. QODA were appointed to carry out the M&E design and sustainability consultancy services for the Newtown Heath Centre, a new build medical centre that accommodates administration, clinical treatment rooms, and a separate pharmacy. Read the full project brief online here.
Chettle House in Country Life Magazine
20 November 2020
QODA are delighted to see Chettle House featured in Country Life Magazine this month with an interview from Hugh Petter, Director at ADAM Architecture. QODA oversaw the complete refurbishment of M&E services at this magnificent house. From an empty house without basic services like heating, the renovation brought a new lease of life including low carbon technologies. https://adamarchitecture.com/2020/11/19/restoration-of-chettle-house-in-dorset-featured-in-country-life/ ...
Bristol Property Award Finalist!
30 October 2020
QODA Bristol are delighted to be a finalist for the Bristol Property Rising Star Award! As a team, we work incredibly closely with our clients to achieve a balance between performance, sustainability, whole life cost, and innovation. Click here to see all categories and finalists as well as more information on the awards themselves.
Bristol Bike Project – Community Engagement
21 August 2020
QODA has recently provided our services for free to the charity Bristol Bike Project. To help provide others with sustainable sources of transport QODA supplied pre-planning advice, Building Services and sustainability designs for the new workshop for the Bristol Bike Project. Bristol Bike Project is a member-led co-operative repairing and rehoming bicycles within the local community. Teaching mechanical skills and the basics of bike maintenance, the project aims to benefit marginalised and disadvantaged groups who would benefit from owning their own bike. This is particularly the...
Office Risk Assessments
6 July 2020
Following government guidelines, we have now uploaded our Risk Assessments for each of our open offices to our Resource page. Within these documents we have covered possible risks imposed by returning to the office during this period and we have outlined how we intend to mitigate them.
30 June 2020
We are pleased to announce Jeremy’s promotion to Associate in our Oxfordshire office. Jeremy has developed into a key member of the QODA team over the last three years and has taken the lead on a number of significant projects. He has always provided our clients with a high quality service and used his technical and practical skills to support his more junior colleagues.
Supporting Engineers Online
12 May 2020
QODA have been supporting CIBSE and engineers across the wider building services industry by interviewing and assessing apprentices on completion of their apprenticeship. Dan McNaughton has carried out training to be an End Point Assessor and has started to carry out interviews and assessments of candidates. In normal circumstances, these interviews would take place at CIBSE HQ, however, CIBSE have adapted quickly to enable interviews to be carried out remotely. The experience of candidates vary with the level of the apprenticeships. A successful candidate from a Level 6 apprentic...
Welcoming Our New Public Health Specialist – Geoff Kent
28 April 2020
Geoff joined QODA in March this year and brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the Public Health sector of the construction industry. He has not only worked nationally in the UK but also abroad and extensively in the Middle East. With particular areas of knowledge and expertise in sewerage, above and below ground drainage, domestic water systems and wet infrastructure design, Geoff has provided Public Health designs from concept to completion across a variety of sectors and for Infrastructure and master planning projects. By offering enhanced Public Health engineerin...
Building Services Leading the Way for Female Graduates
9 March 2020
For International Women’s Day QODA spoke to some of our female graduate engineers about their experiences in education and working in the building services industry. Our graduates have found that that building services offers a great career for women. We may finally be at a turning point where the industry becomes a leader amongst STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) jobs for progressing female careers. Our current graduate engineers didn’t know they wanted to work in the building services sector at school as the traditional subjects they studied were not focussed...
QODA’s Part L Consultation Response
7 January 2020
“In the construction industry, we need to move faster, really making the next 10 years count, as we transition to a low and then zero carbon economy. The UK Building Regulations are a key driver for this step-change.” - Dr Joel Callow, Technical Director at QODA and certified Passivhaus Designer. The article below has been written by Lindsey Arnott, on behalf of QODA and is in keeping with LETI's statement which holds a wealth of knowledge. Lindsey is a sustainability engineer in our Oxford office and the Part L champion at QODA. The article outlines the key poin...