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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio November 30, 2016

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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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio June 10, 2016

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio June 10, 2016

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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Review of New Weyerhaeuser iPhone Application

by evstudio June 10, 2016
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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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Typical Rafter Insulation Detail

by evstudio June 10, 2016

Here is a typical insulation detail for a rafter framed roof.  We’re showing a 1” polystyrene baffle to provide airspace between the roof sheathing and rigid insulation for required roof ventilation.  Under that is a 2” spray foam insulation with an R-6.9 per inch thermal […]

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Integrating Sapphire Reviewer™

by evstudio June 10, 2016

EVstudio has been working closely with the MiTek software designers to integrate Sapphire Reviewer into our structural engineering toolkit. Sapphire Reviewer is an in depth software created to aid the design process of structural layouts. Since we are committed to creating a cohesive design environment […]

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The Santa Fe Style – Blending Pueblo and Territorial Architecture

by evstudio June 10, 2016

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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Bluebeam PDF Save Location Tip

by evstudio June 10, 2016
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If you’ve ever had Bluebeam files saving in seemingly random places, or the resolution is wrong…or you need to print directly to a jpeg this blog is for you! Thanks to my good friend Bill for pointing this tip to me. You have the choice […]

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Foundation Settlement: The Push Pier Alternative

by evstudio June 10, 2016

EVstudio is asked quite frequently to perform structural evaluations of cracked foundation walls. These cracks are often due to settlement. Modern design philosophy (and most geotechnical reports) calls for the original structural engineer to design foundation walls to clear span ten to fifteen feet to […]

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EVstudio in an Architect Who Accepts Credit Cards

by evstudio June 10, 2016

We’ve had a few clients ask us if we accept credit cards for payments and yes, we’re happy to. We have long realized that every construction project has a different financing and we want to work with you to make your project work. Architecture fees […]

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Fastening to Concrete – Wedge Style Expansion Anchors

by evstudio June 10, 2016

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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How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

by evstudio June 10, 2016
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If your review screen in Bluebeam PDF Revu is blighted with evenly spaced reference dots (similar to AutoCAD’s GRID function) and you want them gone then take these easy steps. 1)      Go to Edit >> Preferences 2)      Select “Grid and Snap” 3)      Uncheck the “Show […]

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