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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio January 24, 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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Determining Section Properties with AutoCAD

by evstudio January 14, 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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Lose Weight Today! Ask Me How. – Steel Beams

by evstudio January 2, 2015

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 […]

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Toilet/Water Closet Wall Clearances and Space In Front

by evstudio December 16, 2014

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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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio December 16, 2014

The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) specifies that foundation walls, foundation piers and other permanent support of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost heave. As we know, when water freezes it increases in volume. Bearing a structure’s foundation below the frost line helps […]

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‘Tis the Season for Decks

by evstudio December 16, 2014
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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, […]

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Insulfoam R-Tech Under-Slab Insulation

by evstudio December 2, 2014

The builder for the Haley Residence we designed in Evergreen is using Insulfoam R-Tech for the under-slab insulation.  Insulfoam R-Tech is a high-performance, block-molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid insulation product for under-slab applications.   It is an ideal solution for projects that incorporate radiant-heat flooring systems, as […]

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Handrail Extensions for Commercial Stairs

by evstudio December 2, 2014
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Handrail extensions are required for all commercial stairs. Handrails should return to a wall, guardrail or walking surface, or should be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair flight or ramp run.  If handrails are not continuous, they should extend a minimum of 12 […]

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When You Need Concrete Repair And Restoration

by evstudio December 2, 2014

If your concrete walls, walkways, floors or driveways have become stained or dirty, then concrete restoration could help you to fix these problems. Concrete restoration can make your surfaces look new again, without the hassle and expense of completely replacing the concrete. Special power cleaning […]

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Apartment Units – How Do They Measure Up?

by evstudio October 8, 2014

There are several ways to calculate the area of different projects types. At EVstudio, we typically provide both the gross and net rentable areas of dwelling units in apartment projects. Gross area is measured from the centerline of common walls (or “party walls”), and from […]

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Recommendations and Kind Words From Our Past Clients – What They Say About EVstudio’s Architects

by evstudio October 4, 2014

As part of putting together the EVstudio Monograph we went through some letters of recommendation and comments from our past clients. We really appreciate all of our wonderful clients, especially those who go out of there way to write us recommendations. Thank You All. “No […]

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Wood Embedment in Concrete

by evstudio October 4, 2014

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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