Boulderspace

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018

I just ran across the Boulderspace blog. Well worth a look, lots of architecture related topics and its more than just Boulder. Originally posted 2008-10-10 02:19:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Calculating Fire Resistance Ratings of Wood Assemblies Using the IBC

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018
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Architects and Contractors can spend a lot of time hunting for miscellaneous fire rated assemblies in wood construction. What you’ll eventually learn is that the easiest place to design your own 1-hour assembly is Section 721.6 of the International Building Code. The section details the […]

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Lecture Hall Building Looks Like the Rendering!

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018
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Its really not a surprise to the architect when the finished building looks like the rendering but its always nice to see. This is from a lecture hall that we did for the Christian House of Prayer. The finished photo: And now the rendering:   […]

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Dishwashers, Laundry and Mops in Healthcare

by EVstudio AEP November 16, 2018

As the Healthcare industry continues to change and evolve base on demographics and the governmental regulations, healthcare organizations are becoming more efficient.  Large hospital facilities are moving to a satellite outpatient clinics.  As the US demographics change with the boomers aging, institutions are looking more […]

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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit November 16, 2018
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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Roller Coaster Geometry

by Shannon Osiecki November 16, 2018

In the last year, EVstudio has transitioned to its new location on 48th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. This places us across the street from Lakeside Amusement Park where we get to watch Cyclone run during the summer months. This has rekindled a question that I […]

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Land Surveying with GPS

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018

Although surveying with GPS can sometimes be frustrating with the lack of signal coverage, it is hands down the quickest and most efficient way to survey when it is working. When we use GPS, we tie into an established (and growing) cell network that has […]

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BLIPMODE – AutoCAD Command to Remove the Pick Point Crosses

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

In AutoCAD, when the BLIPMODE setting is set to “ON”, wherever you click on your drawing, AutoCAD will show a little white cross (+). I’m not sure why you’d typically want this and I always set it to “OFF”. Like many things in AutoCAD, sometimes […]

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Octane Rendering Software, a Plug-in for Revit Architecture

by Kayla Harmon November 6, 2018

For those of you who are familiar with Revit Architecture, a building information modeling (BIM) software used widely in the architectural industry, you should be familiar with the rendering capabilities. For those of us who completed our architectural degree, we were most likely introduced to […]

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Can You Choose a Contractor on Cost? Does Hard Bid Work?

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

Hard bid pricing is a standard in the building industry that after several years in decline appears to be making a come back. In a hard bid situation, multiple contractors take the same set of plans and specifications and at the end of the bid […]

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Does Your Building Need 1 Exit or 2 Exits?

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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According to the IBC and almost any other sensible building code the answer regarding 1 exit or 2 exits is almost…almost always 2 exits. The one thing we as designers take more seriously than any other danger to the safety of our building occupants is fire. Fire is […]

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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio November 6, 2018

EVstudio started in the mountains of Colorado just west of Denver and has become known for doing work all over the state. While our Evergreen office is still busier than ever, our Denver office has been in full swing for over a year now. As […]

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