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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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How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

by evstudio January 6, 2017
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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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Common Land Surveys Available From EVstudio in Colorado

by evstudio January 6, 2017

EVstudio has a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor as part of our team and provides a variety of surveys to meet our clients’ needs. Four of the most commonly requested surveys are improvement location certificates, land survey plats, improvement survey plats and ALTA/ACSM surveys. IMPROVEMENT LOCATION […]

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Q&A

by evstudio January 6, 2017

One of our primary goals in writing the EVstudio blog is to answer your questions about EVstudio and your larger questions about architecture, planning, development, construction, new urbanism, real estate, Denver issues, Colorado issues, AIA issues etc. Please let us know any questions or issues […]

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Drinking Fountain vs. Water Cooling Units

by evstudio December 14, 2016

When installing a drinking fountain in a renovation project, there may not always be a water source nearby.  A water cooler would be the more practical choice.  In a recent educational renovation, we specified an Elkay EZH20 Water Cooler which has a faster fill rate than a traditional […]

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Integrating Sapphire Reviewer™

by evstudio November 30, 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 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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