Dean Dalvit

Construction Cost per Square Foot for Junior High Schools

by Dean Dalvit June 18, 2018
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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

by Dean Dalvit May 11, 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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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit May 11, 2018

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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Important Factors in Retail Jewelry Store Design

by Dean Dalvit March 29, 2018

We recently completed the Daniel Diamonds Jewelry Store in Bergen Park, and were able to study the important design features that make Retail, and in particular, Jewelry Stores unique among other tenant finish types of projects. First and foremost, for all retail storea, and especially […]

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Cost per Square Foot for Residential Construction

by Dean Dalvit March 29, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks of building your own home is wrestling with the idea of how much home your budget can reasonably afford to build. There are many factors that are involved in the actual costs of a home, and in the beginning, […]

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ICF vs. SIP…The Debate Continues

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018

We are working on a LEED Platinum housing project and have been doing a tremendous amount of research on both SIP and ICF construction. For the uninitiated, SIP construction (Structural Insulated Panels) is a construction method where rigid insulation is sandwiched between sheets of OSB […]

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The Escalating Cost of Escalators

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018

Often in larger scale commercial developments, vertical circulation is handled by escalators in addition to elevators in order to move large volumes of people from one space to another. Escalators are complex truss structures with a remarkable mechanism of chained treads that move in sync […]

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Restaurant Floor Plans Free Initial Consultation

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018
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Evstudio has had the pleasure of designing a wide variety of restaurant, cafe, bar and similar projects and it has become a specialty within our greater body of commercial work. Designing a restaurant can be difficult business if you are not fully in tune with all […]

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Complimentary Density Study and Initial Design Consultation

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018
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As a value added service to all of our clients, past, present and future, EVstudio offers a complementary Density Study and Design Consultation  for potential development sites.  We do this in order to learn about the project objectives and understand the site and the scope […]

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Getting active about passive solar

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018

It’s time to talk about a technology that has been around since the origins of man. Actually, it predates man because most of the animal and even plant kingdom has been using this technology for millenia. What is it? Passive Solar. The term “solar” means […]

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Sustainable Communities Should Consider Car Sharing

by Dean Dalvit March 27, 2018

It’s not a new idea, but it’s an idea whose time has come. In our urban environments, it is getting increasingly more difficult, not to mention expensive, to own a car. In cities such as New York and Boston, people have left their vehicles long […]

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Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

by Dean Dalvit March 23, 2018

We have recently installed a number of solid wood commercial doors in our Denver studio at 1117 Cherokee Street and during the pricing and selection process, we asked about the price difference to have glazing in the door slabs. As it turns out, glazing a […]

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