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The Santa Fe Style – Blending Pueblo and Territorial Architecture

by evstudio March 8, 2018

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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Is It Time For A Structural Evaluation Of Your Deck?

by evstudio February 16, 2018

Every year hundreds of decks fail resulting in injuries and in extreme cases, death. A majority of these incidences could have been prevented with regular maintenance and then replacement at the end of the deck’s serviceable life. With our spectacular views and approximately three hundred […]

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Resistance Piers for Economical Foundation Repair

by evstudio February 14, 2018

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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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio February 14, 2018

Construction is underway for the new home of EVstudio Texas. The new location at 109 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas is Copperas Cove native and EVstudio Texas principal Gene Dane’s effort to give back to the community and help revitalize the city’s abandoned […]

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Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio February 14, 2018

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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EVstudio in an Architect Who Accepts Credit Cards

by evstudio February 1, 2018

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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Wood Embedment in Concrete

by evstudio January 19, 2018

When designing a pavilion recently I came across an interesting design question. Can you embed wood columns into concrete piers? My first search for the answer led me to the 2009 IBC. Section 2304.11.4.1 Posts or columns. Posts or columns supporting permanent structures that are […]

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Structural Considerations for Commercial Solar Panel Installation

by evstudio January 19, 2018

EVstudio was recently hired to consult on the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the Knights of Columbus Building in Thornton, Colorado. Many businesses are considering the addition of solar panels to their buildings not only to help offset their energy costs, but because […]

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Simpson Strong-Tie Workshop

by evstudio January 11, 2018
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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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Clear Creek County Energy Code Requirements

by evstudio December 14, 2017

Clear Creek County Colorado has three different options to choose from when submitting residential energy code requirements.  Option 1 is to use the prescriptive insulation requirements for Climate Zone 7, along with Efficient Heating Unit and Duct Sizing (Manual J and Manual D calculations).  An […]

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Evergreen Terraces – Elicia Ratajczyk

by evstudio December 14, 2017

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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Sapphire Reviewer- Running a Model

by evstudio December 7, 2017
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As EVstudio gets further into the process of modeling structural layouts in Sapphire Reviewer, we are continually finding creative solutions to common issues that arise when running a model. The image below shows one of our houses after the MXF files have been imported and […]

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