Dean Dalvit

The Skinny on Thermal Mass

by Dean Dalvit August 25, 2017

Alright, let me first say that while I studied thermodynamics and heat transfer in school, it’s been many years since I’ve had to look up a specific heat capacity coefficient. With that said, there are some fundamental things that have stuck and I can’t help […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit August 25, 2017

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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It’s Okay to be a Little Shifty

by Dean Dalvit August 25, 2017

This post is for all of those framers who diligently adhered to a structural framing plan to the letter and wound up with more backout framing than they knew what to do with once the plumber and mechanical contractor had their way with the joists. […]

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Living a Radiant Life – Understanding Radiant Heat Transfer in Buildings

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2017

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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Colorado Real Estate Journal Article on The EVstudio Building

by Dean Dalvit August 15, 2017

We’re thrilled to have had our new EVstudio Building published in the Colorado Real Estate Journal! For the full story, see the CREJ article here at this link: http://crej.com/news/architect-designs-vacant-office-building-will-call-home/

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10 Things to Know About Log Homes

by Dean Dalvit August 3, 2017

We’ve done a fairly large number of log home designs in the past and I thought it might not be a bad idea to use the blog as a primer for folks who might be interested in building a log home of their own. Below […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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In a continued effort to try to set client expectations as appropriately as possible at the start of a project, I have embarked on a research project that aggregates real data on new homes recently built. The result is a conceptual pricing tool that can […]

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Office and Industrial Space Continue to Absorb through Q4 2015 and into 2016

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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According to Cushman and Wakefield, an industry leader in Real Estate, the numbers for Q4 2015 look good for both the Office and Industrial markets. Jobs in the US continue to rise, driving the demand for more office space. Similarly, Industrial space enjoyed its 23rd […]

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The Importance of (Well Built) As-Built Drawings

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We have done a large variety of residential and commercial remodel, addition, tenant finish, adaptive re-use and historic preservation work over the years and one thing seems to ring true as the single, most important component of a highly accurate and well developed set of […]

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Top 10 “Alternative” Construction Methods

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

There is a lot of conventional wisdom out there about what is “typical” for building construction practices. While the collective experience of available labor and availability of materials tends to drive how things get designed and built, it is important not to get stymied by routine practices. […]

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How to Start Rebuilding When Fire Strikes

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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When massive forest fires make the national news, it is unsettling. When the fire is in your community, it is frightening and when you or your property is directly affected by the fire, it is devastating. The recent fires in Conifer have reminded us of […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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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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