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Why is OSB Less Expensive than Plywood?

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016
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If you took a giant pencil sharpener, sharpened a giant pencil, and then glued all the shavings together, you would have a plywood structural panel. Plywood is made of thin sheets of wood veneer laminated together in a hot press. Most people at some point […]

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Copperas Cove Schools Get New Architect

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016
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The Copperas Cove Leader Press featured an article on Friday March 1, 2013 about the new official relationship between the Copperas Cove ISD and EVstudio.     Floor Plan of SC Lee Junior High Weight Room On Tuesday Feb 26 the School Board of Trustees […]

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Efficiency of Air Conditioners and Condensing Units in the New Denver Code

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016
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Later this year, the Denver building code will be updated, and the 2015 International Energy Conversation Code (IECC) will replace the 2006 IECC with respect to the minimum required mechanical efficiency of all HVAC units. This multi-part post will compare the 2006 requirements to those […]

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Solar Hot Water Radiant Heat

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016

I was recently asked about heating a home with a radiant floor heating system that utilized solar hot water. This seems a counterintuitive at first since the sun only shines during the day and it shines for less than 12 hours during some of the […]

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Another LEED Silver Office Building

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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We starting the design process on a new Company Headquarters building a nearly three years ago. The drawings were permitted and construction began in early 2011. We have now received word that all of our hard work paid off in the Silver Certification of this […]

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Public Transportation – Denver

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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As a new comer to Denver, I thought that I would join the young Denver work force and bike to work.  During a sunny  warm day in July, I was riding my bike that I used for my commute to meet my wife at lunch […]

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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016

First in a three part Dark Sky series As we round the corner into a new year, many of us are taking time to assess what’s working in our lives and what we want to improve. If a more sustainable or green lifestyle is on […]

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Locating Plumbing Fixtures on Exterior Walls

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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As a Colorado engineer, I see many cases of plumbing fixtures being located on exterior walls. This may not be a concern in areas with less adverse climates, but for Colorado and other northern states it can be a dangerous practice. The fixtures I have […]

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Types of Foundation Waterproofing – Denver

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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On most projects where there is enough room for access on both side of a foundation wall, waterproofing is often applied after the concrete foundation wall has already been poured. Sprayed Membranes Projects with occupied spaces below grade and underground parking structures require waterproofing systems […]

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Steel Connection Selection Process

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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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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Lokal Communities – Promontory at Northgate

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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Lokal Communities has hired EVstudio for this exciting set of triplexes. The Promontory at Northgate consists of four different plans. There is a triplex floor plan along with three duplex floor plans. EVstudio has completed full structural plans for all four floor plans. The triplex […]

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Multi-family Housing and Accessibility

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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The Fair Housing Act requires housing equality in terms of accessibility. This was passed in 1988. Three years later construction guidelines where published for builders and architects to follow. In general there are 7 requirements that must be followed. Those 7 key areas are: 1. […]

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