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...
BS7671: 2008, The IET Wiring Regulations
1 July 2015
The Third Amendment to BS7671:2008, the IET Wiring regulations became effective on the 1st January 2015. From this date there is a six month transition period before the 1st July 2015 when all installations must be designed to comply with the new regulations. The Amendment introduces a number of changes throughout the regulations and a useful guide.
Taking BIM to the next level
1 July 2015
QODA has long been advocates for BIM and the benefits it brings to construction. The opportunities for coordination and clash detection are generally accepted as are the benefits of scheduling cost management. These are all tasks that are aimed to make our life easier – “proper design”, minimal change and efficient construction. Whilst clients want to see less risk and lower construction costs, delivered through these efficiencies, they also want to see the finished product before signing off on a huge budget – wouldn’t you? We all like to try before we buy! So Virtual Real...
14 May 2015
Keeping specifications up to date is a time consuming but essential task. With our recent investment in NBS create this will no longer be an issue. With regular online updates, simple specification writing tools and BIM capability, it is set to transform the way we work.