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Q&A

by evstudio September 2, 2014

One of our primary goals in writing the EVstudio blog is to answer your questions about EVstudio and your larger questions about architecture, planning, development, construction, new urbanism, real estate, Denver issues, Colorado issues, AIA issues etc. Please let us know any questions or issues […]

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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio September 2, 2014

EVstudio started in the mountains of Colorado just west of Denver and has become known for doing work all over the state. While our Evergreen office is still busier than ever, our Denver office has been in full swing for over a year now. As […]

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Interpreting Truss Shop Drawing Dimensions

by evstudio August 29, 2014
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Spend any time as a structural engineer that deals with residential structures and you will no doubt be asked to review pre-engineered truss shop drawings.  For a young engineer this may be a daunting task from the look of the cut sheets (shown below). One […]

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Simpson Strong-Tie Workshop

by evstudio August 21, 2014
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Simpson Strong-Tie recently hosted a workshop in Denver to promote their new products and keep everyone in the industry informed on their technical aspects. As a structural engineer, it is extremely important to remain up-to-date on the products available and their exact properties. One of […]

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Varying Design Wind Speeds for Arvada, Colorado

by evstudio July 15, 2014

Contractors, Owners and Designers should be aware that the City of Arvada has five different wind zones of varying intensity. This could mean a difference of up to 20-25 pounds per square foot of wind pressure on the components and cladding of roofs. For a […]

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Separation of Top of Foundation Wall and Adjacent Exterior Grade

by evstudio July 15, 2014

One of the most commonly asked questions to the structural department involved the required distance between the top of a foundation wall and the adjacent exterior grade. The 2009 International Residential Code requires a minimum of 6 inches of separation where brick veneer is not […]

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Selecting Packaged Rooftop Units

by evstudio July 14, 2014

Small packaged rooftop units usually have the following components; a DX cooling section (DX stands for Direct EXpansion and refers to the process of evaporation, or expansion of refrigerant to absorb heat from the air being cooled), a natural gas-fired heating section, a constant-volume supply […]

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Archiving a Worksharing-Enabled Revit Model

by evstudio July 14, 2014

Archiving your Revit model is an important way to maintain documentation of your projects, and the process can be a little tricky if your model is worksharing-enabled. After major milestones, follow these steps to properly archive your work. 1.  Open the central file; you must […]

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Design Options in Revit

by evstudio July 14, 2014

Design is rarely a linear path; often we start with several concepts that we feel are viable options. It is usually necessary to present multiple options to clients so they can determine how the project would best suit their needs, or to work through different […]

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Common Land Surveys Available From EVstudio in Colorado

by evstudio July 14, 2014

EVstudio has a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor as part of our team and provides a variety of surveys to meet our clients’ needs. Four of the most commonly requested surveys are improvement location certificates, land survey plats, improvement survey plats and ALTA/ACSM surveys. IMPROVEMENT LOCATION […]

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Review of New Weyerhaeuser iPhone Application

by evstudio May 29, 2014
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iPhoned individuals may be interested to know that Weyerhaeuser has released a productive alternative to Fruit Ninja in the form of a deck beam sizing application (available from the Apple App Store here). This application requires only three inputs from the user to size a […]

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Apartment Units – How Do They Measure Up?

by evstudio May 20, 2014

There are several ways to calculate the area of different projects types. At EVstudio, we typically provide both the gross and net rentable areas of dwelling units in apartment projects. Gross area is measured from the centerline of common walls (or “party walls”), and from […]

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