Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE

Cost Per Square Foot for Construction for Medical Office Buildings

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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In an effort to keep our information current with the moving economy, I am posting an update to the series on Estimated Construction Costs per square foot for Medical Office Buildings, a project type for which EVstudio has extensive experience. Below is a chart from RSMeans […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Laboratories

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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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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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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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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Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 12, 2019

We are often asked by contractors if they can substitute framing staples instead of nails for their wall and roof sheathing fasteners. There is no easy universal answer to this question because the location of the project may place it in a high wind or […]

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Consider LED Outdoor Lighting to get LEED Points

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 12, 2019

It’s no surprise that LED lighting has made a significant impact on the energy use for lighting applications with it’s extremely low energy use per footcandle. New ground is being broken in all lighting uses and we are seeing LED lighting in everything from decorative […]

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BMC Index Pricing For Cost of Framing for a Single Family Home

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 30, 2019

We go through great lengths at EVstudio to keep our finger on the pulse of the constantly fluctuating prices of construction in all of the markets that we serve. The focus of this post is on the cost of framing materials for a single family […]

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Controlling Western Sun Glare with Electrochromic Windows at NREL

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 21, 2019

We recently had the pleasure of touring the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility and one of the many features we saw that contributed to their net zero building was Electrochromic Windows. To be used in applications where there are great views (and as […]

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

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 20, 2019
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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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EVstudio Selected to Provide A/E services for Westminster TOD Multi-Family project

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 8, 2019
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Great news! the City of Westminster has partnered with the REgeneration Development team, including EVstudio Architecture and Engineering, to deliver two mixed-use, multi-family, TOD buildings to the Westminster Station Area. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work in this diverse and revitalizing neighborhood just an 11 minute train […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Home?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE April 19, 2019

We get this question a lot. People who are planning their dream homes often don’t know where to start. A large part of our discussion in our programming meetings centers around how much home you can afford and if your program is in alignment with […]

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City of Denver Affordable Housing Fee Now in Effect January 2017

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE April 19, 2019

Affordable housing fee in effect; New application required for building permits As of January 1, new development in Denver is subject to a fee ranging from $0.40 to $1.70/sq. ft., depending on project type. These fees will support the development and preservation of affordable housing. Every […]

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Consider Closed Cell Spray Foam for your Thermal Envelope

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 29, 2019

Our projects range across commercial and residential building types and climates from cold and dry high alpine environments above 10,000 feet to hot and humid sites below 1,000 feet. One very important element to consider in every design is the thermal envelope. This is composed of the […]

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