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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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Handrail Extensions for Commercial Stairs

by evstudio May 20, 2014
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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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Avoid Costly Future Alterations: Free Fair Housing and Accessibility Presentation

by evstudio May 20, 2014

This week the Department of Local Affairs (DORA) Civil Rights Division offered one of four free lectures on Fair Housing, Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations. The lecture is given by DORA’s fair housing expert, Jennifer McPherson, she covers the local, state and federal fair housing regulations. This is a must see for architects, […]

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When You Need Concrete Repair And Restoration

by evstudio May 20, 2014

If your concrete walls, walkways, floors or driveways have become stained or dirty, then concrete restoration could help you to fix these problems. Concrete restoration can make your surfaces look new again, without the hassle and expense of completely replacing the concrete. Special power cleaning […]

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What in the World is a Ufer Ground?

by evstudio May 20, 2014

In EVstudio’s structural engineering practice this question comes up almost every week. In contemporary construction, a ufer is a concrete encased ground electrode, which is most often a 20 foot long piece of #4 rebar cast into a foundation wall that will protrude from the […]

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EVstudio Contracted for Value Engineered Structural Revision to Custom Mountain Home

by evstudio April 23, 2014

EVstudio was recently asked to value engineer a proposed revision to the foundation of a custom home in Evergreen Colorado that we had previously provided structural design services for. This particular home was originally designed for a slab on grade lower level floor with an […]

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Looking for a Modern House in Washington State?

by evstudio April 11, 2014

Chris Craver, our newest hire, designed his sister’s house in Washington State and its on the market. Definitely worth a look. Move Modern Listing Chris Craver Designed Home There are quite a few interesting listings on the Move Modern Website. Originally posted 2008-07-08 00:06:58. Republished […]

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Interpreting Truss Shop Drawing Dimensions

by evstudio March 23, 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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The Santa Fe Style – Blending Pueblo and Territorial Architecture

by evstudio March 23, 2014

The Santa Fe style is a variation of both the Pueblo Revival and Territorial Style of architecture, made popular in the late 1800s.  It became the standard in New Mexico after it was defined by the Santa Fe Historic Zoning Ordinance of 1957.  The ordinance […]

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