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How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

by evstudio August 20, 2015
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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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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio August 17, 2015
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Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With […]

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Field Drilling Holes in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Beams

by evstudio August 17, 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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Clear Creek County Energy Code Requirements

by evstudio August 17, 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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Small Project Structural Engineering

by evstudio August 15, 2015

At EVstudio we get a lot of phone calls from home owners in need of a structural engineer. More often than not, one of the first things they say is, “EVstudio is certainly a structural engineering powerhouse. Is my project too small for you to […]

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Q&A

by evstudio August 14, 2015

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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Weyerhaeuser Parallam Plus Preservative Treated PSL Lumber

by evstudio August 5, 2015
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Weyerhaeuser Parallam Plus lumber uses Wolman brand preservative to extend the service life of timber beams in weather exposed applications.  Untreated wood is susceptible to fungal decay (rotting) when exposed to the elements.  Weyerhaeuser’s fabrication methods ensure that preservative reaches the core of the timbers […]

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Determining Section Properties with AutoCAD

by evstudio July 15, 2015
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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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Archiving a Worksharing-Enabled Revit Model

by evstudio July 13, 2015

Archiving your Revit model is an important way to maintain documentation of your projects, and the process can be a little tricky if your model is worksharing-enabled. After major milestones, follow these steps to properly archive your work. 1.  Open the central file; you must […]

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Evergreen Terraces – Elicia Ratajczyk

by evstudio July 1, 2015

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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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio July 1, 2015

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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Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio June 10, 2015

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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