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Progress on Mountain Modern Home

by Anthony Ries July 23, 2015
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It is always nice to see continual progress made on projects. Below is an image showing the bulk of the framing complete. Soon the large exposed beam with the LVL in the foreground perpendicular to it will have additional framing to create the roof cantilever. […]

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2 a-Penny, 4 a-Penny, 6 a-Penny Nails

by Anthony Ries July 6, 2015

Nails are a very common fastener in most any construction project. Over the years nails have become very specialized. As such, there are all kinds of words to describe nails such as: Box, Bright, Casing, Coated, Common, Duplex, Drywall, Finish, Galvanized, Head, Helix, Spike. The […]

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Don’t Just Build! Get a Building Permit

by Anthony Ries May 27, 2015

We’ve talked about it before yet it bears repeating. Make sure you get a permit before you pound the first nail! We have a client who is looking at an existing retail location in a multi-unit building that used to be a dry cleaner. Between […]

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Mountain Modern Weathertight

by Anthony Ries May 27, 2015
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Another mountain modern project is nearing completion. This one has been all closed in since the middle of December. It was perfect timing since the garage is set up as the staging and prep-work area. It’s much more comfortable to work in the mountains, in […]

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3639 Raleigh Street Custom Denver Home

by Anthony Ries May 20, 2015
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Another great custom home is nearing completion. The exterior is mostly finished and dried in. The hardwood floors are in place as well as the stairs. One of the great features of this home is the exterior design. Situated on a corner lot this home […]

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Waiter, There is a Fly in My Concrete!

by Anthony Ries May 20, 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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Belcaro Neighborhood Custom Home Nearing Completion

by Anthony Ries May 10, 2015
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The final touches are being applied to a EVstudio Custom Home in the Belcaro Neighborhood. This home is a rare find in Denver with a large lot and great accessibility to the Cherry Creek area. Originally built in the mid fifties we reconfigured the house […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by Anthony Ries April 30, 2015

With each new project we use more and more of the tools in our BIM toolbox. The latest tool that we have developed to the level of prime-time is our structural steel framing within Revit. We are currently working on a very unique custom home […]

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Post-tensioned Basketball Court

by Anthony Ries April 30, 2015
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In addition to the interior remodel we completed for the University of Denver, we also upgraded an unused exterior patio to a basketball court. This is a standard sized court with two goals and striping. The court itself is post-tensioned concrete which was designed by the […]

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Mountain Modern Dried In

by Anthony Ries April 15, 2015
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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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Open for Business During Construction

by Anthony Ries April 10, 2015
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One of our recently designed projects was recently permitted with no review comments and is now under construction. The project is a remodel of an existing retail center at a very busy intersection. The owner and tenants where very concerned about the impact the remodel […]

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Terms to Know When Choosing Windows – U-Factor, SHGC & VLT

by Anthony Ries March 28, 2015

There is more to know about windows than casement, double-hung, Low-E, double or triple pane. While Low-E and the number of panes can give a basic idea on the performance characteristics of a window assembly, it is also good to know a couple other key […]

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