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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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Clear Creek County Energy Code Requirements

by evstudio April 10, 2015

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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‘Tis the Season for Decks

by evstudio April 10, 2015
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This year we have had such an early spring that our deck design is already in full swing. Since all the snow has melted from decks, balconies, and patios – it has come time to re-evaluate our outdoor living space. With the beautiful Colorado weather, […]

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Field Drilling Holes in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Beams

by evstudio March 28, 2015

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a manufactured structural wood product that is utilized when the strength requirements of a timber beam exceed that of your typical sawn lumber beam. LVLs are produced by taking wafer thin slices of wood and sandwiching them together (see photo […]

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EVstudio Will Work With You On Projects in Other States and Other Countries

by evstudio March 28, 2015

We want to remind the readers of evstudio.info that EVstudio does projects in numerous states and you shouldn’t worry about contacting us with questions or potential projects because of your geography. We utilize technology to bridge the gap to the point that working with clients […]

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Fastening to Concrete – Wedge Style Expansion Anchors

by evstudio March 20, 2015

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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Solatube – Daylighting Alternative

by evstudio March 4, 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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Ipe Wood vs. Composite Decking

by evstudio February 9, 2015

We recently designed a house in which the homeowner is considering both Ipe wood and composite decking for the exterior decks.  Ipe is one of the strongest and most durable wood decking materials available due to its extremely dense grain.  When left untreated, Ipe wood decking can […]

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