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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Typical Rafter Insulation Detail

by evstudio March 28, 2019

Here is a typical insulation detail for a rafter framed roof.  We’re showing a 1” polystyrene baffle to provide airspace between the roof sheathing and rigid insulation for required roof ventilation.  Under that is a 2” spray foam insulation with an R-6.9 per inch thermal […]

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Mediterranean Style Homes

by evstudio March 21, 2019

As a first disclaimer, a ‘Mediterranean’ style house is bound to be a mishmash of a number styles and customs across an entire region of countries – the Mediterranean is a large body of water.  There are several characteristics that apply across the board that can […]

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Using Architecture For a Bigger, Counter-depth Refrigerator

by evstudio March 8, 2019

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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Getting Nailed: A Brief History of Nails

by evstudio February 8, 2019

Unless they get one in their car tire I am willing to bet that the average person does not spend a lot of time thinking about nails. I actually do think about nails quite a bit, but then again I am a structural engineer who, […]

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Permanent Makeup Water Connections to Heating Water Systems

by evstudio February 6, 2019

A typically designed and/or installed detail for a heating water system (and hydronic systems in general) shows the makeup water with a permanent hard connection to the heating water system.  The EV Studio Mechanical Department recommends against this practice, however. There are a few reasons […]

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Landscape Architecture available from EVstudio in Colorado

by evstudio January 17, 2019

Landscape Architecture is a necessary component for land development plan approval and building permit approval for many jurisdictions.  EV Studio provides landscape architecture along with all other related disciplines to assure quality control for your project. We work with a broad range of private and […]

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Sapphire Reviewer Quick Tips

by evstudio January 7, 2019

When using any design software, there are always a few common mistakes that have very simple solutions. Even though Sapphire Reviewer is an extremely user friendly design tool, it isn’t without its own set of common designer errors. Here are a few quick tips to […]

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Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering from EVstudio

by evstudio December 14, 2018

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering for your project, designed to meet the stringent requirements of energy and water conservation The Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Department of EVstudio provides design services and consultation for our own project teams as well as outside project owners, contractors, […]

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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio November 30, 2018

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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