R E Quinn Architects Ltd long-term objective for the development of the company is to successfully meet the requirements of each client we work with. We strive to build on the strength of a ‘Team Approach’ with fellow professionals and construction companies to deliver projects from inception to completion, to the highest quality design standards, within set budget parameters and timescales.
Ultimately, R E Quinn Architects Limited’s objective is to offer speed, accuracy, improved coordination and quality control to enable the company to broaden the services offered to clients.
To best meet the needs of our clients, we endeavour to keep up to date with the developments in innovative materials and technology. This is achieved through Continuing Professional Development (C.P.D.) courses and seminars, widening the introduction of alternative sustainable development opportunities, and maintaining up to date 3D modelling software and skills.
REQA is fully committed to minimising the impact of its business on the environment complying with all current legislation and regulation together with any other environmental requirements by enhancing and improving the environment. Where possible we will integrate environmental considerations into our business decisions and adopt greener alternatives wherever possible, throughout the course of our work.
These objectives are achieved by reducing the negative effect by identifying potential environmental risks and designing to eliminate. For example, selection and specification of materials and systems which ensure that environmental performance targets are achieved, and where possible improved on.
We promote environmental awareness in our involvement with clients, consultants and contractors in the implementation of our objectives.
To ensure that this policy is understood and communicated within the Company, REQA Senior Management ensure that all members of staff are kept up to date on current legislation and the principles of Sustainable Building Design through attendance at RIBA accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminars and other Environmental Impact Awareness Seminars.
The reduction of energy consumption by the application of conservation measures in the design and construction of the building fabric is achieved by adopting high insulation standards together with energy control devices in appliances.
R E Quinn Architects Limited policy is applied within the business with the use of energy saving devices and procedures, including ensuring that electrical goods not in use are switched off and low energy light bulbs are used.
Conservation of water is achieved in the design of buildings with the introduction of devices, which limit the capacity of cisterns.
Conservation of forests is achieved by minimising the use of hard or soft woods from virgin forests areas by specification of alternative materials where possible in the design and construction of buildings.
We are actively trying to reduce our annual paper consumption every year. This can be tricky as most of our work production is issued on paper. Despite this, economic use of paper within the practice is achieved by re-cycling waste paper, the use of re-cycled paper products and as much electronic documentation issue as possible!
As part of our ongoing commitment to an Environmental Policy, the Company has embraced the requirements of the Site Waste and Management Regulations by ensuring that tender and contract documents include an obligation for building contractors to comply with the requirements of the legislation.