Sustainability in the Department of Defense

by EVstudio AEP June 29, 2018

This past week, I attended a conference titled NDIA E2S2 in Denver.  The acronym NDIA refers to National Defense Industrial Association, and the E2S2is an acronym for Environment, Energy Security & Sustainability.  It was a great conference full of fantastic information in terms of sustainability from […]

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Project Spotlight: The Oaks at Eastlake

by Macy Andre June 29, 2018
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Splendor The Oaks at Eastlake subdivision is one of many projects EVstudio has worked on with Boulder Creek Builders. This particular project scope included 26 acres of site development, 140 four-plex units, four duplex units, and one single-story clubhouse. Located in […]

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How Can You Tell if a Door is Fire Rated

by Sean O'Hara June 29, 2018

When you’re putting together code reviews for remodels and additions in commercial projects, its often important to know which existing doors are rated. Figuring it out is pretty simple, in order to qualify as a rated door it has to be labeled. So look at […]

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Submittal Review: Are Your Connections Legit?

by Ross Maxwell June 29, 2018
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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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Project Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

by Katelyn Wager June 29, 2018
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EVstudio’s Structural and Civil Engineering teams have joined Infinity Property Collection and Meridian 105 Architecture to work on an exciting update to a historical firehouse is Denver’s LoHi neighborhood.  The brick building located at West 32nd Avenue and Erie Street was originally built in the […]

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Flood Map Designations and Map Revisions Explained

by EVstudio AEP June 19, 2018
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Recently, we were contacted by a client wanting to build a house in a beautiful open meadow.  While this seems to be a great setting for the house, one issue arose when we started doing our due diligence.  The location where they wanted the house […]

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The Components of Solar Hot Water – Collectors and Circulation

by EVstudio AEP June 19, 2018

In the world of solar hot water there are many names for systems that are identical or do similar things. It is important to know the basics and general components of any system one is working with. Once the basics are understood and mastered then […]

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2018 ENR Colorado/Wyoming Top Design Firm Award

by Eva Pearce June 19, 2018

Results are in, and EVstudio has won a spot in the 2018 ENR Colorado/Wyoming Top Design Firm award category.  EVstudio has jumped from 52 out of 500 in 2017 to #48 out of 500 in the award line-up. We are humbled to be recognized as […]

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Revit 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel June 18, 2018

Typing and creating notes in Revit is similar to AutoCAD, however use of special characters requires a couple extra steps. To be able to use a symbol in Revit such as degrees or diameter, from the Windows operating system anyway, one needs to open the […]

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5 Services to Consider When Working with your Design Team

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018
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When hiring EVstudio to work with you on your building project, you’ll always get a great experience working with the team of architects and engineers through the pre-design, design, construction documents  and construction phase. That’s a given but sometimes it makes sense to hire us […]

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EVstudio is Builder Friendly – An Example

by Kacy Landsittel June 18, 2018

An architect must be able to think creatively and a truly successful one considers how things are put together in the field. This requires understanding what makes things easier and more efficient for the tradesmen who build the various portions of a structure. When such […]

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BIG BIM, little BIM = Good Design

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018

BIM (Building Information Modeling) One of my Architecture professors once told me that the materials and methods you use to express your design will also affect the design itself. For example, building a model out of clay pushes your design towards a more monolithic structure, […]

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