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Full Speed Ahead? – Highlights from the 2012 Multi-Family Economic Conference

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver held their semi-annual Economic Conference on January 25, 2012. The audience, composed of multi-family developers and their suppliers, were there to learn if 2012 would build on the successful year of 2011.  With the equity markets still tight and […]

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The Five Minute Walk: Calibrated to the Pedestrian

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

The Five-Minute Walk is a standard that is best described as the average distance that a pedestrian is willing to walk before opting to drive. The unit of measurement is commonplace in the planning profession and is often represented by a radius measuring ¼ of a mile.

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Three Wood Framing Methods – Balloon, Platform & Advanced

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

We recently talked about a variety of building methods. Within each method are different ways to build. Here we talk briefly about three wood framing methods.   Balloon Framing –This method of framing was fairly popular on the east coast and parts of the Midwest […]

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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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Multifamily Projects – Closet Depth for Type B Units

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Multifamily projects such as apartments and condos typically fall under IBC Group R-2 and are required to have a specific number of Type A and Type B units per IBC 2012 1107.6.2.  Type A units have a higher level of accessibility than Type B units.  […]

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EVstudio is on Taproot

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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Sorry to all of you Rock fans but we will not be opening for Taproot in the Winter Riot tour. In addition to sharing their name with a rock band, The Taproot Foundation is one of the largest organizations for the promotion of pro-bono work. EVstudio has done pro-bono projects for […]

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Erosion Control (BMP) Best Management Practices

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Erosion Control measures have come a long way… especially in Colorado. In fact, most jurisdictions have devoted entire sections of their land development code to address erosion and sedimentation control. Erosion control can vary from simple measures such as silt fencing (used as a temporary […]

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12 Tips for Design Build in Government Contracts

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

These are just some of the lessons we have learned from our most recent government work in the Design Build process. The Design Build process has advantages and some challenges and understanding the Design Team’s role’s and responsibilities under the contract is critical to project […]

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Revit Tip – Datum Lines Extended Throughout Project

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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When creating new (elevation) views in Revit, often times, you may find that the datum lines have not carried over to the new view. In order for the datum lines to show up in all corresponding views they must be set to 3D; this is […]

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Precompression vs. Balanced Load in Post-Tension Concrete

by EVstudio AEP July 12, 2019

My Post–Tension elevator speech is pretty well rehearsed at this point: “We drape steel cables — tendons — in the concrete forms, and then place the concrete.  Once it cures, we pull the ends of the tendons, which try to straighten out.  That does three […]

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Remodels Require a Flexible and Responsive Team

by EVstudio AEP July 12, 2019

We are doing an exciting renovation in the Conifer area that has a really unique front entry. The entrance evolved out a requirement to keep snow from piling up in front of the front entry and also blocking driveway access to the garage. After a […]

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