Dean Dalvit

Precast Trail Erected in Downtown Evergreen

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2018
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EVstudio had the pleasure of designing the foundation for an elevated pedestrian pathway in Evergreen that links the Downtown business zone with Evergreen Lake and the miles of trails that branch out from this network. Despite heavy rains (and sometimes snow), the General Contractor, Goodland […]

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Living a Radiant Life – Understanding Radiant Heat Transfer in Buildings

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2018

Radiant Energy. Something that is so widely misunderstood, and yet has such a tremendous impact on our daily comfort. I have been doing some home study and experimentation in the field of radiant heat transfer in the context of a typical home’s heating and cooling […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2018

I have recently been asked by a client about a new heating and cooling concept for their project:  geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of climate concerns and rising energy prices. A […]

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Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2018
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We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for a Post Office

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018
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Our posts on construction cost data per square foot for various project types are so popular, that I will continue updating them more frequently as this is fairly time sensitive data. Please note the date on the blog posts so you know that you are […]

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EVstudio can help you with your Manual J and Manual D calculations

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018

Building jurisdictions across the country are in the process of adopting versions of the International Building Codes, and in both the 2006 and 2009 IBC, there are new requirements for providing heating and cooling loads calculated by using an approved calculation such as the ACCA Manual J. […]

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Finally an Affordable Accordion Door Option!

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018

EVstudio works on a wide variety of projects and over the last several years, the desire to expand door openings in several of our project types have led to some very expensive products. One of the companies we keep in close contact with for residential […]

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Mudroom – A Degrading Name for a Very Important Room

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018
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Often overlooked in a program, the average Mudroom just happens to be one of the most heavily used and under appreciated rooms in the typical home. Many homes will combine the owner’s entrance with the laundry room, which may make sense given the similar functions […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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Insulate Your Investment

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018

With energy costs constantly on the rise and sustainability issues being at the forefront of every design interview we have, there is no better time to talk about one of the easiest ways to save energy and reduce our carbon emmissions: Insulation. The specific type […]

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Are you Smarter Than a 6th Grader…When it Comes to Flood Preparation?

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018
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We recently received a question from a local 6th Grader regarding flood preparation… Hello, My name is Molly and I am I sixth grader at a local middle school. I am participating in a program were we are researching a problem related to the Colorado 2013 flood. […]

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Buying Land to Build? You MUST Do These 8 Key Things Before You Close:

by Dean Dalvit August 13, 2018
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EVstudio has been involved in a great number of projects and a wide variety of situations involving our clients that for one reason or another didn’t quite fully complete their due diligence when purchasing their property. It’s an easy trap to fall in to – […]

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