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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio May 30, 2019

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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Flat Roofing Systems: EPDM vs. Modified Bitumen

by evstudio May 30, 2019

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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Clear Creek County Energy Code Requirements

by evstudio May 30, 2019

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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Accessible Fitting Room Requirements

by evstudio May 21, 2019

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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Integrating Sapphire Reviewer™

by evstudio May 8, 2019

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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Customizing Revit Shortcuts to Streamline Your Workflow

by evstudio May 8, 2019

Did you know you can customize your shortcuts/hot keys in Revit? If you are forever forgetting that the “mirror” command is MM instead of MI, or another shortcut just makes sense to you, this is a tip that will save you time and frustration. The […]

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Wood Embedment in Concrete

by evstudio May 7, 2019

When designing a pavilion recently I came across an interesting design question. Can you embed wood columns into concrete piers? My first search for the answer led me to the 2009 IBC. Section 2304.11.4.1 Posts or columns. Posts or columns supporting permanent structures that are […]

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

by evstudio April 19, 2019

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 […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 29, 2019

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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Agilia Self-Consolidating Concrete

by evstudio March 29, 2019
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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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LoHi Denver Apartments — Construction Update

by evstudio March 29, 2019
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EVstudio’s multi-family project in the LoHi Denver neighborhood is well into its first construction phase (see my post back in May, when the site consisted of a few piles of dirt). While I took the pictures below, the crew was in the process of pouring Building […]

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Accessible Drinking Fountain Guidelines ADA

by evstudio March 29, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires wall-mounted drinking fountain units to have a clear knee space of at least 27” high, 30” wide, and 17” to 19” deep.  They should also have a minimum clear floor space of 30” by 48”, for wheelchair accommodation. […]

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