Colorado Real Estate Journal Article on Westminster Station and Gemini Brewing

by Dean Dalvit April 28, 2017

We’re excited that our project our at Westminster Station has been reported on by the Colorado Real Estate Journal Article this week. See the article here: http://crej.com/news/pioneering-project-coming-westminster/

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Streetscape Brick Paver Considerations

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2017

The Incorporation of pavers in a Streetscape is a great way to economically break up the monotony of a sidewalk. Even a single band of brick pavers can go a long way to incorporate elements of the architecture into the landscape. The Country Club Plaza […]

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Freewheel .DWF Viewer

by Dean Dalvit April 27, 2017

The latest .DWF viewer is here, and you don’t have to download anything to your computer to view .DWF files anymore! Autodesk Freewheel will allow you to open and view .DWF files in your web browser. You will not have the ability to mark up […]

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Production Home Building- Energy Efficiency

by Samantha Coleman April 27, 2017

Energy efficiency can be a very broad subject. So, to make the topic more easily understood in this blog, I will break out different systems and areas of the typical residential home so that we can understand how each system or area affects the overall […]

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Submittal Review: Are Your Connections Legit?

by Ross Maxwell April 17, 2017
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I recently completed a submittal review for Black Roofing Inc. Black Roofing Inc. was submitting a metal siding and solar collector metal wall panel package for review and approval by the Engineer of Record for a project. One of the requirements of the project specifications […]

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New Innovative Plumbing Techniques Reach Denver

by Riley Sloan April 17, 2017

According to the Denver Post, Colorado is the “the second-fastest growing state in the U.S.,” with migration to the state making up “two-thirds of Colorado’s population gains.”  While we continue to benefit from our growing tourism industry, the influx of long-term residents has provided new […]

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Epoxy Port Injection System for Cracks

by Ross Maxwell April 15, 2017

I recently completed an observation for a homeowner who had discovered vertical cracks in their home’s concrete foundation. The homeowner mentioned he was planning on excavating the soil around the crack and smearing epoxy on the outside of the foundation wall.  The homeowner is on […]

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Bottles for Houses – Alternative Construction Methods

by EVstudio AEP April 15, 2017
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Organizations such as “Hug it Forward” and “Casa de Botellas” (Bottle Houses) have begun to redefine ecological building among low income families. A construction practice that uses glass and plastic bottles to build homes has become an inexpensive as well as an efficient way to provide […]

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Where the Building Code Requires More Than Two Exits

by Sean O'Hara April 15, 2017

In most building types the occupant count is low enough that the building is only required to have  one or two exits. The International Building Code calls out where you must have more. In each story where you have 501-1,000 occupants you are required to […]

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Denver Really is a Great City for Architects

by Sean O'Hara April 15, 2017
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One of the highlights in my recent trip to Atlanta was a chance to talk to several professionals and academics about the state of architecture in Atlanta. Listening to their worries gave me a real sense of appreciation for the prospects that architects face in […]

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When is a Stage a Platform in the International Building Code?

by Sean O'Hara April 15, 2017

One of our current projects is the renovation of the gymnasium at the Denver Montclair International School to add a stage at the end of the gymnasium. The stage area is approximately 1,090 square feet. In the International Building Code a “stage” over 1,000 sf […]

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3D Printed Beams

by EVstudio AEP April 15, 2017
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A couple of years ago there was a study by a group of researchers in Europe on how to reduce the density of large structures. They came up with the concept of designing beams and columns in a fractal pattern. The researchers developed a way […]

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