You Wouldn’t Download a House, Would You? 3D Printing Homes

by EVstudio AEP February 6, 2019
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3D printing technology is experiencing a bit of an explosion at the moment. Your local Home Depot has a MakerBot display, and many libraries around the world offer fabrication stations along with the reference section and magazines. All of that is very interesting, but perhaps […]

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ILC vs. LSP or ISP, ALTA, Oh My!!

by EVstudio AEP February 6, 2019

I recently found this detailed explanation of the different Land Survey documents frequently requested in the real estate industry (Thanks to Green Mountain Surveying – Boulder, CO).  I figured I would post this here for future reference: Improvement Location Certificate (ILC): The main certificate required […]

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Visualizing Home Layouts Before They Are Even Built- GPS and Google

by Brett Voyles February 6, 2019

Your Future House in Today’s Google World Today the number of digital tools available to us grows larger at an ever-increasing pace. Recently I have discovered one such tool called Google MyMaps, which is capable of importing lines from house plans into google maps. The […]

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CNU’s Highways to Boulevards Initiatives

by Sean O'Hara January 31, 2019

I recently was part of a conversation with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s President, John Norquist, about the proposed changes to the elevated section of I-70 in Denver. He pointed us to the CNU Highways to Boulevards Initiative website. There are several great examples […]

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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio January 31, 2019

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch January 31, 2019

Part 4 – Mountain Terrain, Site Planning, Water, …and Expensive Waste As I mentioned before, a mountain lot will most often drive the home design process.  One thing that I firmly believe in is the coordination between the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer; every piece […]

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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2019
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2019

With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as […]

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Using Navisworks for Improved Coordination

by Michael Banks January 29, 2019
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This week, I’d prepared some images to help demonstrate the benefits of building information modeling (BIM). In our MEP department, the vast majority of our projects are modeled in Revit. In fact, the only times we’ll complete projects in AutoCAD (2D) are when we’re making […]

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Insulating Structures to Meet Current Code Requirements

by Maciek Gesikowski January 29, 2019
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Progression in building technology and more stringent energy code standards are inevitable as our society moves forward.  In addition, current energy costs may steadily increase in the future as alternative energy sources will take time to do develop.  With cost in mind, making buildings more […]

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Window Thermal Performance

by Maciek Gesikowski January 29, 2019
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Image courtesy of Zola European Windows Window functionality and performance can be measured on many levels.  The first that comes to mind is thermal performance, then quality of light and design aesthetic. In this article we will focus on thermal performance. Windows can definitely play […]

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The City of Denver MultiFamily Development Process

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2019
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If you live in Denver or have driven through it recently, you probably are more than aware that multifamily development is BOOMING in the City of Denver. I will use the word “multifamily” to define any apartment, townhome, or condo development. If the current City […]

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