Anthony Ries

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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Denver Highlands Area Remodel

by Anthony Ries March 28, 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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Construction Material – Aerated Autoclaved Concrete

by Anthony Ries March 28, 2015

Aerated Autoclaved Concrete, or AAC is a building material that has been around since 1914, mainly in Europe, and available in the United States since the mid 1990s. It is, as the name implies, a masonry product and it consists of aggregate that is no […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by Anthony Ries March 18, 2015
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One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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Harvesting Rainwater in Colorado – Can it be Done?

by Anthony Ries March 15, 2015

I recently had a conversation about water usage and rights in Colorado. For years we have known that the water that falls from the sky is off limits. Back in July of 2009 that changed, sort of. It is true that with the passage of […]

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