Quality & Environmental Management

QAD Architects Ltd. (QAD) offers Architectural, Interior Design, 3D Visualisation, and Design Management Services.

QAD is committed to the pursuit of sustainable development both through our design philosophy and working processes. The policy establishes the basis of our commitment.

QAD is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the architectural service it provides for its clients, and is committed to the protection of the environment by the prevention of pollution and the minimisation of waste. This is both through the process and execution of design.

To achieve the above QAD recognises that a Quality & Environmental Management System (QEMS) is needed to ensure sound discipline for the process, increased confidence in effective working and reliability of service. It is therefore in the interest of both Client and Consultant, and QAD looks to fulfil all applicable requirements of both ISO 9001 and 14001.

The architectural service offered by the practice involves a combination of design and management and is carried through by creative professional people.  At the same time it is recognised that even the most imaginative design concepts are of little use if they fail to meet the client’s requirements.  Thus, the QEMS will be applied sensitively and appropriately to suit the particular needs of projects.  A Project Quality Plan will be put in place for each and every project carried out by QAD beyond the feasibility stage, which will take into consideration the scale, complexity, budget and time constraints when these are identified.  Through this policy the company is committed to ensure that the system is audited regularly and any non-compliance or ineffectiveness immediately corrected.

The responsibility for ensuring that the QAD QEMS is implemented rests with the QA Manager, who reports to the other directors as to the adequacy of the Company’s QEMS and makes recommendations for any policy changes.

The quality and environmental objectives are contained within our Business Plan and within the QEMS and communicated to all Interested Parties, namely:

  • Clients
  • Staff
  • Shareholders
  • Creditors

These objectives are subject to continual review by the directors during formal Management Review Meetings and in attaining these we seek to at least meet legal requirements, including pollution prevention standards, but if possible to exceed these.

The Practice is committed to the principle of external certification by an accredited authority, and seeks to ensure the continuation of service and business improvement in line with the requirements of BS: EN ISO 9001: 2015 and 14001:2015. This QEMS has been reviewed, signed and is fully approved by the signatories listed below.

Paul Wainwright: 24/07/2018                                                Ian Bryant: 24/07/2018

Director / Quality & Environmental  Manager                        Director

Nicola Voase:  24/07/2018

Director (Designate)