3 Story vs. 4 Story vs. 5 Story Apartments

by Bill Foster December 14, 2016
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We recently did a search for a good synopsis of the basic differences in costs and requirements for different heights/stories of apartment buildings. Finding none we decided it was time to fix that. 3 stories Type VB construction does not require rating of the structural […]

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EVstudio Selected to Provide A/E services for Westminster TOD Multi-Family project

by Dean Dalvit December 14, 2016
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Great news! the City of Westminster has partnered with the REgeneration Development team, including EVstudio Architecture and Engineering, to deliver two mixed-use, multi-family, TOD buildings to the Westminster Station Area. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work in this diverse and revitalizing neighborhood just an 11 minute train […]

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This or That #6: Stack vent vs. Vent stack

by Matt Svoboda November 30, 2016

Stack vent vs. vent stack This comes straight from the pages of the ARE and serves as a reminder of the kind of minutiae I tried to memorize just before taking each section of my exams.  It’s a classic this or that because they sound […]

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Another LEED Silver Office Building

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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We starting the design process on a new Company Headquarters building a nearly three years ago. The drawings were permitted and construction began in early 2011. We have now received word that all of our hard work paid off in the Silver Certification of this […]

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Public Transportation – Denver

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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As a new comer to Denver, I thought that I would join the young Denver work force and bike to work.  During a sunny  warm day in July, I was riding my bike that I used for my commute to meet my wife at lunch […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Courthouses

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2016
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Our posts on construction cost data per square foot for various project types are so popular, that I will continue updating them more frequently as this is fairly time sensitive data. Please note the date on the blog posts so you know that you are […]

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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016

First in a three part Dark Sky series As we round the corner into a new year, many of us are taking time to assess what’s working in our lives and what we want to improve. If a more sustainable or green lifestyle is on […]

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New Architectural Design – “Off-Grid Living”

by Kayla Harmon November 30, 2016
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The new age of futuristic living is just around the corner. Technology is ever growing, making the idea of robots, hover cars and livable space crafts more of a possibility in today’s world. The “ecocapsule”, designed by Nice Architects is a low-energy living space with […]

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Locating Plumbing Fixtures on Exterior Walls

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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As a Colorado engineer, I see many cases of plumbing fixtures being located on exterior walls. This may not be a concern in areas with less adverse climates, but for Colorado and other northern states it can be a dangerous practice. The fixtures I have […]

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Implementation Date for 2010 ADA Standards

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

We’ve begun to see the 2010 ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) Standards brought up on new construction projects. Like many codes the date in the title is not necessarily the date where it begins to apply. Given that commercial projects tend to takes month and […]

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Types of Foundation Waterproofing – Denver

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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On most projects where there is enough room for access on both side of a foundation wall, waterproofing is often applied after the concrete foundation wall has already been poured. Sprayed Membranes Projects with occupied spaces below grade and underground parking structures require waterproofing systems […]

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Steel Connection Selection Process

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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There are many different methods used to determine steel connections. The AISC code – 14th edition states to use one half the maximum reaction for a steel beam to design connections. (That’s half the weight the beam will hold). This method of connection design is […]

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