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Dishwashers, Laundry and Mops in Healthcare

by EVstudio AEP November 16, 2018

As the Healthcare industry continues to change and evolve base on demographics and the governmental regulations, healthcare organizations are becoming more efficient.  Large hospital facilities are moving to a satellite outpatient clinics.  As the US demographics change with the boomers aging, institutions are looking more […]

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Land Surveying with GPS

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018

Although surveying with GPS can sometimes be frustrating with the lack of signal coverage, it is hands down the quickest and most efficient way to survey when it is working. When we use GPS, we tie into an established (and growing) cell network that has […]

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Does Your Building Need 1 Exit or 2 Exits?

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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According to the IBC and almost any other sensible building code the answer regarding 1 exit or 2 exits is almost…almost always 2 exits. The one thing we as designers take more seriously than any other danger to the safety of our building occupants is fire. Fire is […]

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Denver Engineers Not Surprised by New Post-Tension Rule

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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Good day!  Your usual post–tension maniac here, with more exciting information on post-tensioning! A few months ago, I mentioned that finishing post-tension tendons was an area of special concern, since corrosion is very much the arch-enemy of post-tension tendons.  There are actually a lot of […]

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EVstudio joins the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD)

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018

With the turn of the new year EVstudio has embarked on a new emphasis in the multi-family residential market.  Seen as a growing field and coupled with a recent up-tick in architectural billings, multi-family is poised to represent a  large portion of the construction market […]

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Johnson Wax Building – Concrete and Glass Tube Technology

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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Located in Racine Wisconsin, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings that pushed concrete technologies at the time is the Johnson Wax Building.  The Johnson Wax Headquarters were built from 1936 to 1939.  The Headquarters includes the Administration Building, and Tower built from 1944-1950.  In 1976 […]

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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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Filters in Revit for Structural Framing Plans

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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As all architects and engineers using Revit know, the out of box settings are rarely what you need to produce a set of drawings for review. Namely, visual representation of modeled elements often does not match up with your intent. In order to bypass this, […]

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The Exciting Future of Self-Healing Materials – Part 2

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Last month, I discussed the exciting potential of self-healing concrete to reduce global carbon emission and reduce the enormous cost of replacing cracked concrete.  Today, I will discuss another innovation to a material that is almost as ubiquitous as concrete, asphalt!  None other than the […]

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Liberty Hill City Administration Building – Construction

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Construction started last month on the new City of Liberty Hill administration building which is being building on an infill lot located in the old downtown area of Liberty Hill. The foundation slab is complete and the CMU elevator shaft is about halfway finished. Framing […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

With each new project we use more and more of the tools in our BIM toolbox. The latest tool that we have developed to the level of prime-time is our structural steel framing within Revit. We are currently working on a very unique custom home […]

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Post-Tension Elongations: How Long is Too Long?

by EVstudio AEP September 29, 2018
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Recently, we’ve had a few projects where our post-tension elongations came up longer than expected.  As you’ll recall from my post earlier this year, elongation review is a critical part of an engineer’s acceptance of a post-tension slab.  However, I mostly concentrated on short pulls […]

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