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Determining Section Properties with AutoCAD

by evstudio July 15, 2015
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I know that all engineers loved taking Mechanics of Materials in college – where finding the mass moment of inertia, radius of gyration, and centroid were actually enjoyable problems to work out. However, AutoCAD has made our lives much easier by integrating a MASSPROP command […]

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Archiving a Worksharing-Enabled Revit Model

by evstudio July 13, 2015

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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Evergreen Terraces – Elicia Ratajczyk

by evstudio July 1, 2015

The Evergreen Terraces office building located in the heart of downtown Evergreen, Colorado is being designed and built as a high performance office building with sustainability in mind. Although ‘green’ is a word being thrown around quite liberally lately, there are specific determinations and measures that can certify and prove that a building has been designed as a high performance sustainable building and has true ‘greenness’ according to nationally accepted and criticized benchmarks. The Evergreen Terraces project is attempting to achieve a number of designated measures of sustainability benchmarks including a Silver Certification under the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Program for Core & Shell projects by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Federal Tax Deduction for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and several of the Energy Conservation Rebates & Incentives available from Xcel Energy.

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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio July 1, 2015

The Prairie Style is often associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s.  One of his finest examples was the Robie House with its dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows, open floor plan, and sweeping horizontal lines […]

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Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio June 10, 2015

The practice of Historic Preservation is the conservation of our cultural heritage. Historic buildings, even when they’ve fallen to misuse and disrepair, are often important landmarks in the landscapes of our communities. In addition, many historic buildings are important chronicles of the activities and ways […]

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Specifying Steel Open Web Joists

by evstudio June 10, 2015

While designing a recent commercial project I ran into a new situation (for me). The project is a mixed use commercial / residential project comprised of a steel framed lower level commercial area below an elevated concrete slab with timber framed multifamily construction above. Because […]

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Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering from EVstudio

by evstudio May 26, 2015

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering for your project, designed to meet the stringent requirements of energy and water conservation The Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Department of EVstudio provides design services and consultation for our own project teams as well as outside project owners, contractors, […]

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Agilia Self-Consolidating Concrete

by evstudio May 10, 2015
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An EVstudio residential client is considering using Agilia in place of gypcrete to be applied over their radiant floors.  It tends to be more cost-effective and can be polished and finished similar to concrete. Agilia’s Gyvlon Screed A (by Lafarge) is a pump-applied, free-flowing floor […]

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Blackpoint: Streamlining Production Building

by evstudio May 6, 2015
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Blackpoint is an extremely powerful tool, integrated into AutoCAD to seamlessly combine architectural and structural option sets for production builders. The structural engineers at EVstudio are currently working in conjunction with Oakwood Homes to provide a multitude of design options that are engineered for two […]

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Planning for Housing and Community Development

by evstudio May 6, 2015

This post comes from Stephanie O’Hara, Planner Analyst for EVstudio. Immediately prior to joining EVstudio she worked for Jefferson County, Colorado for 6 years in various planning roles. EVstudio looks for planning opportunities in both the public and private sector: While working at Jefferson County […]

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Sapphire Reviewer Quick Tips

by evstudio April 30, 2015

When using any design software, there are always a few common mistakes that have very simple solutions. Even though Sapphire Reviewer is an extremely user friendly design tool, it isn’t without its own set of common designer errors. Here are a few quick tips to […]

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Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Services Offered By EVstudio

by evstudio April 30, 2015
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In addition to architecture, planning and structural engineering; EVstudio is now offering Civil Engineering and Land Surveying with our licensed team of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (PLS in Colorado). Our services can include: Alta Surveys Annexation Services As-Built Surveys Boundary Surveys Cadastral Surveying […]

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