Why does a Range Matter in My Break Room or Kitchenette?

by Bill Foster April 12, 2017
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Most jurisdictions in the US use the IBC which references ANSI 117.1 for specific accessibility standards.  (It is also interesting to note that the IBC simply references ANSI 117.1, not a particular year in Chapter 11.  You actually need to go to the index in the […]

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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Denver, CO “The Volante”

by Shannon Osiecki April 12, 2017

EVstudio has been engaged by Oakwood Homes for engineering work for multiple sites in Colorado and Utah throughout the years. Recently EVstudio assisted Oakwood with “The Volante: Carriage House at Green Valley Ranch,” located in Denver, Colorado.  “The Volante” is one of many options for […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP April 10, 2017
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Out here in the west, we take our energy conservation pretty seriously. Energy reduction in lighting is something we’re ALL concerned about, and compact fluorescent replacement bulbs, used in the right way, make great sense to save energy. There are a lot of great places […]

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Crawlspace Access

by Matt Svoboda April 10, 2017
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So, your new construction includes a crawlspace and you’ve remembered to either ventilate it or condition it mechanically (please see a previous EV blog post on this).  So now you just need a way to get in there! The International Residential Code requires access for […]

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Family Locker Rooms in Your Recreation Center

by Matt Svoboda April 10, 2017

In family locker rooms, full service “cabanas” with their own toilet, lavatory, shower and changing area are now more common.

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REgeneration Development and Gemini Beer Company Partner to Bring a New Taproom/Restaurant to Westminster Station’s First Mixed-Use Building

by Dean Dalvit April 10, 2017

The City of Westminster is excited to announce that local brewer Gemini Beer Company has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with developer Westminster Station REgeneration LLC to bring a new taproom/restaurant to Westminster Station’s first mixed-use building, designed by EVstudio. Chris Dutton, Owner of Gemini Beer Company has previous experience operating other brewpubs in the Denver […]

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Projects Outside of Colorado

by Sean O'Hara April 7, 2017

The majority of EVstudio’s projects are in Colorado and the projects that we do through 157 Architecture are all in Texas. However we have done work in quite a number of states and we enjoy practicing in new areas. In the last couple years we’ve […]

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Denver Dad Saves $$$ on Post-Tension Tendon Supports Using One Simple Trick

by Calvin Curtis April 7, 2017

Last month, I discussed the need for precompression in a post-tensioned slab.  In that post, I mentioned that the code minimum amount of precompression is 125 psi for elevated slabs. I’ve also mentioned some of the various types of elevated decks in the past.  One […]

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Building Non-Traditional Residential Structures in Colorado: A Yurt Mission

by Samantha Coleman April 7, 2017
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Welcome to my new adventure blog on building non-traditional residential structures in Colorado. As an associate with EVstudio(an architecture and engineering firm), I hope to use my knowledge and expertise to help navigate the ins and outs of building my outside the box dream home, […]

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USP Specifier Free Download

by Jim Houlette January 29, 2017

This industry leading software is designed for Engineers and Estimators: Manage the complexity of the proper selection of hangers Provide project management & cost control Generate summary reports, bid and connector conversion information Conveniently transfer project summary, schedule tables and installation details to CAD working […]

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Understanding Xcel Design Requirements for Transformer Rooms

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2017
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There are several design requirements that must be met in order to provide a transformer room within the building for your project. First, the fire ratings of the walls and ceiling must be a three hour assembly. Ventilation must be provided as well as street […]

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Mountain Modern Home Furnished

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2017
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Regular readers of our blog have seen the progress of this custom modern home situated in near Evergreen, Colorado. It is 99% complete now that it is fully furnished and the owner has taken up residency. Originally posted 2013-12-17 16:04:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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