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The Four Treatments for Historic Properties

by EVstudio AEP January 11, 2018

When working with, or evaluating, federally registered historic structures it is important to understand the basic approaches that can be taken in regards to modifications. Rehabilitation: This treatment is when an owner wants to maintain the historic character of the building yet use it for […]

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Focus on Client Satisfaction – Varying Communication Styles to meet Client Needs

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017
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I recently had a client who is a retired rocket scientist; he was thorough and deeply involved throughout the entire design and drawing process and had very little trouble understanding the drawings (all the way through the construction documents). We were able to function flawlessly […]

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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017

Terms like ‘Green’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘LEED’ are being thrown around lately and architects have been a big part of the throwing. In fact, at EVstudio have been discussing these terms a lot lately. So what do these terms really mean and what do they really […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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Double Skin Façade

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017

Most buildings that we see are single skin. In low rise structures the outside will be stucco, siding, some type of masonry etc. In taller buildings the exterior veneer is often more varied and includes glass, metals and other materials. A method of construction that […]

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Steel Moment Frames

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017
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Steel moment frames consist of columns and beams joined by a combination of welding and bolting. The Welded Flange connection is one of the most common moment frame joints. This typically consists of a  welded shear tab for vertical loading and the beam is usually connected […]

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Which Version of ANSI 117.1 Should You Be Using?

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017

ANSI 117.1 is a standard for accessibility in buildings and is referenced by the International Building Code.  The two most recent versions were published in 2003 and 2009.  Technically ANSI 117.1 is only a standard but because it is referenced by the building code it […]

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Construction Material – Aerated Autoclaved Concrete

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017

Aerated Autoclaved Concrete, or AAC is a building material that has been around since 1914, mainly in Europe, and available in the United States since the mid 1990s. It is, as the name implies, a masonry product and it consists of aggregate that is no […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure Visualized

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017
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As a continuation of our floor plan revisions to the Mansion on Olive Street in Denver we also visualized some of the key rooms. As the architect I worked closely with our in-house interior design team and the owner on helping everyone visualize the interior […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017
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Out here in the west, we take our energy conservation pretty seriously. Energy reduction in lighting is something we’re ALL concerned about, and compact fluorescent replacement bulbs, used in the right way, make great sense to save energy. There are a lot of great places […]

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Accessible Window Designs for Apartments for IBC and Fair Housing

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017

Looking for accessible windows for an IBC / ANSI Type A units?   I may have found some answers.   Looking for ADA compliant windows?  ADA also has very similar requirements to ANSI for operable parts and many of the websites below mention ADA compliance. Challenge: ANSI […]

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Steel Connection Selection Process

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017
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There are many different methods used to determine steel connections. The AISC code – 14th edition states to use one half the maximum reaction for a steel beam to design connections. (That’s half the weight the beam will hold). This method of connection design is […]

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