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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio January 6, 2016
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Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With […]

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Small Chilled Water Systems

by evstudio December 23, 2015
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Do you own or operate a building with a small chilled water system?  Are you currently part of a design team for a project that has a small chilled water system which provides chilled water in the design?  If a small chilled water system isn’t […]

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Accessible Drinking Fountain Guidelines ADA

by evstudio December 15, 2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires wall-mounted drinking fountain units to have a clear knee space of at least 27” high, 30” wide, and 17” to 19” deep.  They should also have a minimum clear floor space of 30” by 48”, for wheelchair accommodation. […]

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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio November 17, 2015

The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) specifies that foundation walls, foundation piers and other permanent support of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost heave. As we know, when water freezes it increases in volume. Bearing a structure’s foundation below the frost line helps […]

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Expansion Anchors Explained

by evstudio November 9, 2015
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There are many situations were it may become necessary to attach a timber ledger to a concrete wall. It is desirable in many new homes to lower the elevation of the finished floor to make a home more wheel chair accessible. An example of the […]

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Warning! Review Your Revit Warnings

by evstudio November 3, 2015

Surely you’ve noticed those little warnings that pop up as we’re working on our models notifying you of walls that overlap or lines that are slightly askew. Chances are you’ve ignored several of them and moved on, forgetting that they needed your attention. One surefire […]

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Handrail Extensions for Commercial Stairs

by evstudio October 22, 2015
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Handrail extensions are required for all commercial stairs. Handrails should return to a wall, guardrail or walking surface, or should be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair flight or ramp run.  If handrails are not continuous, they should extend a minimum of 12 […]

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De Bruin Virtual Tour

by evstudio October 22, 2015

There is a Virtual Tour of the De Bruin Duplex on Homestore.com. This half of the duplex is currently for sale through EV Real Estate. Originally posted 2008-10-06 16:17:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Solatube – Daylighting Alternative

by evstudio October 1, 2015

Our office recently participated in a lunch and learn featuring Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices hosted by Scott Beckman of SolarGreen. Solatube is a device that collects light, similar to a skylight, then reflects the light through highly reflective tubing to the intended destination. The collector […]

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Permanent Makeup Water Connections to Heating Water Systems

by evstudio October 1, 2015

A typically designed and/or installed detail for a heating water system (and hydronic systems in general) shows the makeup water with a permanent hard connection to the heating water system.  The EV Studio Mechanical Department recommends against this practice, however. There are a few reasons […]

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Simpson Strong-Tie Workshop

by evstudio September 18, 2015
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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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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio September 18, 2015

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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