Katelyn Wager

Simple Ways to Engage and Inspire Kids

by Katelyn Wager January 20, 2017
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Teaching children about any career path is always beneficial, but architects and engineers have a definite advantage over other careers in engaging children’s imaginations.  There are countless activities individuals or firms can organize that will teach kids about their field and inspire them to be […]

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Top Five Toys for Structural Engineers

by Katelyn Wager January 20, 2017
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A countless number of toys exist today, but there are a few that have become the favorites of structural engineers.  Below is a list of the top toys that will help kids start thinking about structural design and get their creative juices flowing. Legos – […]

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Site Visit: Ohio River Bridges Project

by Katelyn Wager January 20, 2017
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I recently returned to my hometown of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, which is a small town just north of Louisville, Kentucky.  For those of you not familiar with the area, the Ohio River cuts Kentuckiana (the local name for central northern Kentucky and southern Indiana) in […]

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EVstudio Team Takes on Yet Another 14er Challenge

by Katelyn Wager March 8, 2016
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The EVstudio banner made yet another spectacular journey on Sunday, September 13, 2015.  A team of five EVers met at a donut shop in Breckenridge and drove together to the Mount Quandary trail-head to start hiking at 7:30 a.m. After a bit of a tough […]

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IRC 2015 Structural Changes Overview

by Katelyn Wager August 4, 2015
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I recently attended a seminar on major changes in the 2015 version of the International Residential Code (IRC) sponsored by the Denver HBA.  Most changes were related to architectural topics, but I’ll focus on the top structural changes for this blog. Wind speed maps now […]

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Grateful Manor Construction Update Evergreen

by Katelyn Wager July 31, 2015
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I recently had the pleasure of leading a group of EVstudio engineers up to the building site of one of my favorite projects, the Grateful Manor.  The home is an 11,652 sf (7,850 sf finished space) mountain house in Evergreen.  This was one of the […]

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AutoCAD vs. Revit: A Structural Engineer’s Opinion

by Katelyn Wager June 26, 2015

As the design  industry continues to slowly transition away from traditional drafting programs, namely AutoCAD, and into using building information modeling (BIM) programs, such as Autodesk’s Revit, structural engineers seem to be putting up a fight.   The interface is more artsy, commands seem primitive, […]

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Top Gifts for Your Engineer Dad

by Katelyn Wager June 19, 2015
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With father’s day right around the corner, here are a few thoughtful gift ideas for any engineer dad. For any playful dad, a Lego Architecture Set of his favorite building is a gift he can enjoy building with the help of his kids or on his […]

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A Structural Gem: Custom Steel Staircase Nearly Complete

by Katelyn Wager June 10, 2015
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The EV engineers and architects recently stopped by a site to see the progress on a residence we designed.  A unique part of the home is a custom steel staircase positioned in the heart of the house.  The client wanted the illusion of a suspended […]

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PWB Denver – Connections & Cocktails

by Katelyn Wager May 1, 2015
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The Professional Women in Building (PWB) council of Denver hosted their second Connections and Cocktails on Tuesday (April 28th).  PWB Denver is a group of women (and men) from Denver’s building industry focused on career building and community outreach.  Connections and Cocktails is a monthly […]

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Professional Women in Building Denver Chapter

by Katelyn Wager February 26, 2015
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I recently attended a kickoff luncheon for the Professional Women in Building council here in Denver.  PWB is a group of women (and men) who work in the building industry as builders, developers, remodelers, suppliers, architects, marketing experts, interior designers, Realtors, mortgage lenders and trade contractors. […]

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Platt Park North Wins National Award

by Katelyn Wager January 28, 2015
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Those of you who regularly follow our blog, you’ve seen me post a couple of times about the Denver neighborhood of Platt Park North (TRI Pointe Homes-Platt Park North and Platt Park North Footing Inspection).  I received exciting news last night that TRI Pointe’s work in this […]

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