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Remodels Require a Flexible and Responsive Team

by EVstudio AEP January 27, 2013

We are doing an exciting renovation in the Conifer area that has a really unique front entry. The entrance evolved out a requirement to keep snow from piling up in front of the front entry and also blocking driveway access to the garage. After a […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Path of Travel in Remodels

by Sean O'Hara May 17, 2012

The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an accessible path of travel in new construction and additions. When we’re talking about remodels, there is a cost threshold below which you are required to put in an accessible path. First, you have to be making an […]

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Phases of Service

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

Our website is currently undergoing a renovation and I recently uploaded a new front page. I’m seeing that the information from one of the old pages more likely belongs in the blog under the new organizational structure. So here it is, the most common phases […]

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How Can You Tell if a Door is Fire Rated

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

When you’re putting together code reviews for remodels and additions in commercial projects, its often important to know which existing doors are rated. Figuring it out is pretty simple, in order to qualify as a rated door it has to be labeled. So look at […]

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Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control Process (DESC)

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control (DESC) is a program integrated into Grading, Erosion, and Sediment Control (GESC) that provides compliance with environmental and construction regulations and activities. A Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control permit will provide compliance with all Federal, State, and local […]

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Brandon Warren – Senior Structural Engineer

by Bill Myhren June 15, 2016

Brandon Warren, PE Senior Structural Engineer Brandon has over 15 years of well-rounded experience of structural design of a variety of different categories of building structures including parking structures, office buildings, educational facilities, health care facilities, multi-family residential/hospitality, and single family residential remodels and new […]

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Control Contaminants During Construction Mechanical & Plumbing

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

During construction it is important to verify that your contractor is protecting your mechanical and plumbing system from contaminants. Not protecting these systems can be harmful to the systems and your health. There are two types of contaminants that you generally want to protect against. […]

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Designing Your House – Introduction

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Programming is the architect’s term for figuring out what elements need to be in a project and how they should fit together. Ideally at the beginning of each project you should go through the programming process with your architect and give them all of the […]

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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

I want to address a topic that comes up in every programming interview that very few people give much thought to…Indoor heating and air conditioning… The professional term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and pretty much sums up your indoor air climate. For […]

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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio June 10, 2016

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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Do I remodel or start from scratch?

by Sean O'Hara September 8, 2015

We have done quite a number of residential remodels in the last of couple years, and one of the first questions that people ask their architect is often “do you think I should remodel it or should I tear it down and start over”. This […]

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Improving Shelters: Effect of Microbursts on Building Storm Systems & the 2015 IPC

by Michael Banks September 8, 2015
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This past summer, Denver experienced a number of wet microburst storms that caused some isolated flooding and quite a bit of damage. With storm systems overwhelmed, rainwater competed with cars, trucks and trains as streets were transformed into creeks and rivers. As storm water overwhelmed […]

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