Anthony Ries

PV Systems for Home and Business

by Anthony Ries January 14, 2016
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Most people are probably familiar with photo-voltaic (PV) systems. You see them on plenty of houses and also large arrays on the ground near large campus sites like hospitals and government facilities. If you swing by Denver International Airport you go right past a two megawatt system that will […]

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Constructing Walls in Revit

by Anthony Ries January 6, 2016

Revit Architecture has a fairly robust system for placing and designing walls. The first important step in the process is selecting the type of wall that needs to be placed.  A bunch of typical wall types are included ‘out of the box’. For instance, I […]

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Mountain Modern Dried In

by Anthony Ries January 4, 2016
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Our Mountain Modern home is almost dried in. By this time next week the roof should be the rest of the way on. Good timing too. The snow is really going to start to fly soon! Originally posted 2012-12-28 08:44:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by Anthony Ries December 4, 2015
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In an age when computers have taken over our lives I still like to do things by hand. Particularly in the early stages. Computers are great, don’t get me wrong, but a huge benefit in working more closely with your hands is that the ideas […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by Anthony Ries December 4, 2015
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For the past few weeks we have been working hand-in-hand with the owner of a fantastic historic property in the Montclair neighborhood. The first phase of the project was to open up the kitchen and make it more livable and applicable to how people live […]

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MountAir Townhomes Under Construction – Foundation In!

by Anthony Ries November 25, 2015
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Even with all of this cold weather the MountAir Townhomes in Lakewood Colorado are under construction. These are among the first new townhomes in the area and have great access to the Wadsworth Light Rail station at 13th and Wadsworth. The foundations for both buildings […]

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Wooden Churches in Transylvania

by Anthony Ries November 25, 2015
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November 8th was Bram Stokers 165th birthday and of course Halloween was a just a week before. So I think it is fitting to talk a little  bit about the humble, yet magnificent, wooden churches of Transylvania. We associate that word with terror and vampires […]

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American Water Building in Framing

by Anthony Ries October 23, 2015

Our American Water Building in Texas is moving along quite nicely. The framing is up and so is some of the structural steel. Soon they will be placing the roof trusses. EVstudio is providing construction administration services on this project. Through reviewing shop drawings, product […]

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Waiter, There is a Fly in My Concrete!

by Anthony Ries October 22, 2015

The concrete that is used today typically consists of five materials; air, Portland cement, gravel and crushed stone, sand, and water.  Roughly 10-15% of that mixture is cement. Cement is a very energy intensive product to create. The creation of cement requires approximately 6.5 million […]

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Dead End Corridors

by Anthony Ries October 1, 2015
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One of the more novice mistakes that are made in the design of commercial buildings is the dreaded dead end corridor. This is a corridor which doesn’t lead to an exit but to a dead end where someone would have to turn around and back-track in order […]

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Basics of LEED Green Associate

by Anthony Ries October 1, 2015

When the LEED system arrived on the scene a number of years ago it was really quite simple to attain the accreditation. As the system has continued to mature so has the system for accrediting individuals. Now it takes a more knowledge, work and dedication […]

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Denver Highlands Area Remodel

by Anthony Ries October 1, 2015
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Last summer we submitted demo and permit drawings on a remodel project in the Highlands area. The home was originally built in 1927 and was around 906 square feet. The main level was decent and had fairly high ceilings. This is obviously not a Frank Lloyd Wright […]

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