HISTORY
THE HISTORY


Qodesh Engineering Services, Inc., is our predecessor firm founded in 1986 in Baltimore, MD.  Today, QPS, Inc. is the parent corporation operating under the trade names of Qodesh CM and  Qodesh Engineering.  Our services include structural engineering design and analysis, design-build services, master-planning and feasibility studies, and construction manager as owner's representative. The firm and its predecessors span over thirty years of professional engineering and design management services in the Baltimore-Washington-Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

What has been consistent over the decades is an unwavering desire for serve our clients with excellence.  Understanding that the products of our work have lasting impacts in the society at large, we have a strong emphasis on environmental stewardship.  Captured in the phrase, "think global, act local", QPS, Inc. always aims towards sustainable development in the here and now.  We purposefully aim to make a positive difference through our synergy as a community of global citizens.

As an engineering firm, the project portfolio includes all aspects of structural engineering planning, design, and quality control.  It includes a broad array of capital projects for institutions, government agencies, industrial clients, builders, and private developers.  Our construction management group is all about trust!  Our role as owner's representative carries their confidence that we can get the job done as faithful stewards of their vision and resources. 

QPS, Inc. has developed detailed quality management procedures for the systematic execution of its work. Metrics of client satisfaction combine with responsibility for code compliance in public safety and profitability. The result has been a strong track record of on-time delivery of construction documents, a low construction change order percentage, and a clean record against professional liability claims.


Green Roof Technology:
Green Roof Technology, Inc. has been designing and installing Green Roofs since 1980.  Our belief is that living-green infrastructure is the most sustainable, cost effective method to combat the mounting environmental issues facing our cities and municipalities.  With over 30 years of experience on all types of green roof projects, Green Roof Technology is redefining the urban natural habitat, reducing the heat-island effect, saving energy and most importantly alleviating stormwater issues.
American Council of Engineering Companies, Maryland
ACEC/MD, with headquarters in Baltimore, is a nonprofit association of over 80 multi-sized consulting engineering firms located throughout the state serving the public as well as private sectors..  The organization focuses on the business aspects of the consulting engineering profession and is affiliated with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Engineers Without Borders, USA
We are leaders. We stand 12,000 strong. With 350 projects in over 45 developing countries, Engineers Without Borders USA has changed the lives of millions of people around the world.  Our VISION is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.  EWB's membership consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, public health, anthropology and business. Through its projects and programs, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective. We are passionate people, with over 250 dedicated chapters, including university chapters on more than 180 campuses throughout the United States.

International Network on Appropriate Technology
Climate change will impact the poorest countries and people the hardest.  Presently, 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate water access, and 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation.  INAT focuses on technologies that are human-centered, promote: better health, better education, improved access to clean water, necessary shelter and safe food, as well as transportation and energy solutions that  don’t threaten ecological imbalance. Driven by fear and the imbalance of access to resources, today’s planet focuses a disproportionate amount of our resources on war technology, policing, and security.
Sustainable Sources
Online source for Green Building Information.  Calendar of events, recycle and reuse, energy efficient design, water and sanitation, professional resource lists, appropriate technology.
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Lambda Alpha International
LAI is an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. LAI provides a forum for the study and advancement of land economics where the "winnowing and sifting" of ideas takes place in an atmosphere of mutual respect. LAI operates through a network of chapters. An LAI Chapter provides variety of programs and forums for its members to share information critical to understanding important land-use issues. 
Ask Nature
AskNature is the world’s most comprehensive catalog of nature’s solutions to human design challenges. This curated online library features free information on more than 1,800 (and growing!) natural phenomena and hundreds of bio-inspired applications.  Think of AskNature as your home habitat. Whether you're a designer, architect, engineer, or chemist looking for life-friendly solutions to a design challenge or a biologist who wants to share what you know about an amazing organism, AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born.
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