Dean Dalvit

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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Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

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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Mountain Pediatrics Open in Bergen Park

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We were honored to work with Dr. Valeri Leswing of Mountain Pediatrics on the design of her medical office space for pediatric medicine in Evergreen. The floor plan for the pediatric office has 7 exam rooms, a private office, employee lounge, an area for gathering […]

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SIPs Design Guidelines to Reduce Cost

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We just recently completed another SIPs design for a single family home in Colorado. Along the way, we came across some very useful information on how to value design the home so that we were able to achieve the best cost on the SIPs package. While […]

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One Principal’s Advice to an Architecture Student Looking at Grad Schools

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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Here’s a question I received today from an Architecture Student finishing up their Bachelor’s Degree and looking at Graduate programs: “Hello, I will be a graduate of Montana State University this Spring in their Architecture program. I just recently was accepted into the University of […]

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Complimentary Density Study and Initial Design Consultation

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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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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Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

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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