evstudio

De-Centralize Your Revit Model

by evstudio September 28, 2018
Thumbnail image for De-Centralize Your Revit Model

While worksharing is an amazing tool, we have also encountered the rare occasion where we determined the best practice would be to revert a central model to an individual file. A simple process can remove the worksets from your central file and simplify the model […]

Read the full article →

Toilet/Water Closet Wall Clearances and Space In Front

by evstudio September 28, 2018

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 […]

Read the full article →

The Architecture of Colorado’s Beginnings

by evstudio September 28, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Architecture of Colorado’s Beginnings

My sister and I recently took a bike ride to the historic site of Delaney Farm, several miles north of our childhood home in southern Aurora, CO. The well-used trail along Toll Gate Creek is a ride through tall, wild prairie grasses and the occasional […]

Read the full article →

In Need of a Structural EValuation?

by evstudio August 23, 2018
Thumbnail image for In Need of a Structural EValuation?

Do you have a structural concern about your home? Are you buying a home, but have some reservations about a structural aspect? Are you selling a home and had a home inspector flag an item, and now the bank requires an inspection by a professional […]

Read the full article →

New Page on EVstudio.us “Top Ten Reasons to Choose EVstudio”

by evstudio August 23, 2018

There’s a new page on EVstudio.us. We’ve listed the top ten reasons to choose EVstudio: 1. EVstudio is your architect for life. We are willing and able to work with you on any project type and we will still be here in 10, 20 even […]

Read the full article →

‘Tis the Season for Decks

by evstudio August 13, 2018
Thumbnail image for ‘Tis the Season for Decks

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, […]

Read the full article →

Review of New Weyerhaeuser iPhone Application

by evstudio August 13, 2018
Thumbnail image for Review of New Weyerhaeuser iPhone Application

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 […]

Read the full article →

How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

by evstudio August 6, 2018
Thumbnail image for How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

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 […]

Read the full article →

Confirmed: Treated Lumber Now Looks Quite Similar to Untreated Lumber

by evstudio July 27, 2018
Thumbnail image for Confirmed:  Treated Lumber Now Looks Quite Similar to Untreated Lumber

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 […]

Read the full article →

Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio July 27, 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 […]

Read the full article →

Simpson Strong-Tie Will Replace Commonly Specified “AB” and “ABE” Standoff Post Bases with the “ABW” in 2012

by evstudio July 23, 2018
Thumbnail image for Simpson Strong-Tie Will Replace Commonly Specified “AB” and “ABE” Standoff Post Bases with the “ABW” in 2012

New for 2012 is the Simpson Strong-Tie ABW standoff post base. It will be available in March of 2012 and will serve as the replacement to the similar AB and ABE products. The advantages of the ABW will be that it will provide a slightly […]

Read the full article →

Lose Weight Today! Ask Me How. – Steel Beams

by evstudio July 2, 2018

I apologize if the title is misleading. The weight I am talking about is the weight of steel beams. Why am I concerned about the weight of steel beams you may ask? The answer is that steel product suppliers typically price steel beams in terms […]

Read the full article →