Adams County- Homes for Hope Project

by Kacy Landsittel January 18, 2019
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In 2018, EVstudio was awarded a unique and special project with Adams County’s Children & Family services, with director Janis James and other staff, to help alleviate a challenging problem they encounter. It’s often the case that when a family faces a situation where a […]

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Bastrop Station Retail Center Nears Completion

by EVstudio AEP January 17, 2019
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I recently went out to do a punch list review  on one of EV Studio’s latest projects which is nearing completion, the Bastrop Station Retail Center. The responsibility for a shell retail center project normally last about 2 years. The process includes pre-design programming, any local […]

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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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Cast in Place Concrete vs Post Tension Slab – Construction Cost

by Sean O'Hara January 17, 2019
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We’re currently discussing options for concrete sport courts with a client. The two options are a cast in place concrete slab or a post tensioned slab. Generally speaking the perception is that a post tensioned sport court is more expensive than a cast in place […]

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Top 10 Toys for Future Architects (and Engineers)

by EVstudio AEP January 17, 2019
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One of the most common questions that we get at EVstudio is, “What kind of toys did you play with as a kid?” Though a seemingly strange question to be asked during an architectural consultation, our clients are usually trying to understand how we ended […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch January 17, 2019
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Blog 2 – Construction, Colorado, Dress Pants…and Sweat Pants As I mentioned in my first Designing a Dream segment, my name is Brian Welch; I’m an engineer, I’m a house builder, and I like to think I provide a unique blend of the characteristics of […]

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EVstudio can help you with your Manual J and Manual D calculations

by Dean Dalvit January 10, 2019

Building jurisdictions across the country are in the process of adopting versions of the International Building Codes, and in both the 2006 and 2009 IBC, there are new requirements for providing heating and cooling loads calculated by using an approved calculation such as the ACCA Manual J. […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch January 10, 2019
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Part 1 – Engineers, Architects, Contractors…and Spare Time There’s often a disconnect or bias between engineers, architects, and contractors; some contractors believe designers don’t know how to apply real life to paper and some designers think that contractors can’t read or follow plans (and that’s […]

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You Built Without a Permit and Received a Stop Work Order – Now What?

by Sean O'Hara January 7, 2019

As architects and engineers we are typically in the business of providing permit drawings before people do construction. But sometimes people choose to build something without getting the proper permits and when someone turns you in, you’ll receive a stop work order. When that happens […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for High Schools

by Dean Dalvit January 7, 2019
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 2019

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 2019
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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