On Tuesday our Associate Chris Swinburn who is a certified Passivhaus consultant attended the UK Passivhaus Conference 2019. The annual conference, this year held in Manchester, was put on by the Passivhaus Trust and hosted a wide range of speakers with significant experience of delivering Passivhaus buildings; from single house dwellings to...Read More
Complex technologies, correctly used, lead us to simpler and more elegant design solutions.
As technology continues to advance, so must we. That’s why QODA runs regular training programmes to ensure the capabilities of our talented team remain ahead of the curve. Not only do the latest developments have an impact on the mechanical, electrical and sustainable areas of building design, but they also change the tools we use within our offices.
Our projects often involve the design of complex systems that include state-of-the-art audio visual technologies, sensitive environmental constraints or critical power and air conditioning systems. In each case, we have the experience and knowledge to understand how technology can best solve all of the issues for our clients.
We believe the secret to making the most of technology is by striving to keep solutions as simple as possible, and always resisting the temptation to over-design. By taking this approach, we make the latest technologies work for us rather than the other way around.
Featured technological work
Scope: QODA were appointed through a National Framework to provide mechanical, electrical and sustainability services. ELUtec is a new University Technical College for East London and Essex for 14-19 year olds specialising in engineering and design. The college includes workshops, laboratory, sports hall, teaching spaces and resource areas. Project Value: £6.4m. Client: ELUtec Status: Design
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QODA were appointed to complete the extensive re-purposing works with BPA Architects and Kendal Kingscott at Building 29, University of Southampton. The building, which houses chemistry undergraduates and researchers, is part of the Highfield Campus, built in the 1960s and designed by Sir Basil Spence. The building demonstrates Spence’s signature ‘brutalist’ style of...Read More