2018 National Engineers Week- EVstudio style

by Eva Pearce February 16, 2018

en·gi·neer·ing ˌenjəˈniriNG/ noun noun: engineering the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. the work done by, or the occupation of, an engineer. the action of working artfully to bring something about. Here at EVstudio, […]

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Please Hire a Professional…

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018
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When I was little there was a game section along with the Sunday comics. One of those games was to compare two pictures to see what was wrong in the second. The photo below is a lot like that only you need to know what […]

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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio February 14, 2018

Construction is underway for the new home of EVstudio Texas. The new location at 109 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas is Copperas Cove native and EVstudio Texas principal Gene Dane’s effort to give back to the community and help revitalize the city’s abandoned […]

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Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio February 14, 2018

The practice of Historic Preservation is the conservation of our cultural heritage. Historic buildings, even when they’ve fallen to misuse and disrepair, are often important landmarks in the landscapes of our communities. In addition, many historic buildings are important chronicles of the activities and ways […]

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PV Systems and Net Metering

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018
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A great benefit to have a PV system in Colorado is net-metering. Since most modern meters can accurately record electricity flows in both directions the utility company can keep track of a homeowners usage from the grid and the power provided to the grid from the array. […]

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Jefferson County Electronic Submittal Process

by Kacy Landsittel February 14, 2018
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While Jefferson County has offered an electronic submittal process for building permits on commercial projects for several years, they now have an electronic submittal process for residential projects. Having gone through a couple myself as a project designer, I thought I’d share my experience as […]

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The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara February 14, 2018

I had an email conversation earlier this week with a potential client who asked if he decided to spend more or less on his tenant finish project what it would do to the fees. This is a very interesting question and points out one of […]

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Dead End Corridors

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018
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One of the more novice mistakes that are made in the design of commercial buildings is the dreaded dead end corridor. This is a corridor which doesn’t lead to an exit but to a dead end where someone would have to turn around and back-track in order […]

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Type ‘A’ vs. Type ‘B’ in Residential Design

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018

Type A dwelling units are those that are required by and defined in the International Building Code. These units are referenced in Chapter 11 of the IBC and have to comprise at least 2% of the units in R-2 occupancies so long as there is […]

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Iron Horse Subdivision Project In Winter Park, CO

by Alex Pappas February 14, 2018
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There is a lot of exciting construction going on in Winter Park right now. The town is exploding along Route 40 with the new South Sitzmark development that many in the area have become familiar with. For those that don’t know, we at EVstudio have […]

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The Power Of Bluebeam

by EVstudio AEP February 9, 2018
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During school the majority of us learning to do every thing with a pencil and paper. While we are still exposed to programs like Microsoft Excel, we don’t fully see these programs until we hit the real world. Whether or not you use paper or […]

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Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

by Jim Houlette February 9, 2018

For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance […]

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