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Determining Section Properties with AutoCAD

by evstudio August 3, 2017
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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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Flat Roofing Systems: EPDM vs. Modified Bitumen

by evstudio May 15, 2017

There are a number of flat roofing systems available, some of which include EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), and Modbit (Modified Bitumen).  While each has its advantages and disadvantages, these are two of the more common systems used in residential and commercial applications today. Modified […]

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De Bruin Virtual Tour

by evstudio May 15, 2017

There is a Virtual Tour of the De Bruin Duplex on Homestore.com. This half of the duplex is currently for sale through EV Real Estate. Originally posted 2008-10-06 16:17:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Small Chilled Water Systems

by evstudio May 15, 2017
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Do you own or operate a building with a small chilled water system?  Are you currently part of a design team for a project that has a small chilled water system which provides chilled water in the design?  If a small chilled water system isn’t […]

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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio May 15, 2017

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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Accessible Fitting Room Requirements

by evstudio April 27, 2017

When designing an accessible fitting room, remember to provide the required clear floor space along with a code compliant bench.  According to ANSI 803.4 and ADA 4.35.4, a bench is required in all accessible fitting rooms. Benches must be 42 inches long, between 20 and 24 […]

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Selecting Packaged Rooftop Units

by evstudio April 27, 2017

Small packaged rooftop units usually have the following components; a DX cooling section (DX stands for Direct EXpansion and refers to the process of evaporation, or expansion of refrigerant to absorb heat from the air being cooled), a natural gas-fired heating section, a constant-volume supply […]

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Design Options in Revit

by evstudio January 20, 2017

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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Using Architecture For a Bigger, Counter-depth Refrigerator

by evstudio January 20, 2017

Counter-depth refrigerators are popular for a polished, upscale look in kitchens.  However -  they are also considerably more expensive the traditional, full-depth refrigerators, and offer less storage room for the counter space taken up. Depending on your floor plan, manipulating the walls behind the fridge […]

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Toilet/Water Closet Wall Clearances and Space In Front

by evstudio January 20, 2017

It’s often tempting to try to squeeze bathroom spaces when designing a house.  A comfortably sized bathroom is worth the extra few inches though. The IRC says the minimum width from the centerline of the toilet to the nearest cabinet or wall is 15″, making […]

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Specifying Steel Open Web Joists

by evstudio January 20, 2017

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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Confirmed: Treated Lumber Now Looks Quite Similar to Untreated Lumber

by evstudio January 6, 2017
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It recently while performing routine structural observations it has come to find that the process of treating lumber has changed and modern treated lumber looks quite different than that of the last 5 or so years. Below is an example of what treated lumber had […]

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