“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...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.
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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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Building Regulations Part L is probably the single most important UK regulation affecting the energy consumption of buildings. The Government intends to update it in 2020 and has set out a comprehensive consultation paper outlining several ways they may implement changes. Given the urgency of tackling climate change through reduced CO2 emissions,...Read More