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...