Mixed-Use Buildings in Golden, Colorado

by Sean O'Hara May 23, 2019
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EVstudio is working with one of our clients to complete two key mixed-use buildings in downtown Golden, Colorado. When complete these buildings will feature residential units, offices, commercial storefront and underground parking. We’ll post more information as they begin construction in early 2015.   Originally […]

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Windows Close to the Floor

by Sean O'Hara May 23, 2019

There are a number of codes related to windows. As windows have been growing in size, and therefore getting closer to the floor, there is a new one that we’re starting to run into. The International Residential Code section R613.2 Window Sills states: In dwelling […]

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Video of the Two Story Basement in Denver

by Jim Houlette May 23, 2019

We recently blogged about a new basement remodel we designed.  This was no ordinary basement remodel, this one was two stories deep. The contractor doing the work, Crawlspaces2Basements, has recently posted a video of the basement.  You can really see in the video he size […]

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Terms to Know When Choosing Windows – U-Factor, SHGC & VLT

by EVstudio AEP May 23, 2019

There is more to know about windows than casement, double-hung, Low-E, double or triple pane. While Low-E and the number of panes can give a basic idea on the performance characteristics of a window assembly, it is also good to know a couple other key […]

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A Tour of a “Made In America” Factory

by Michael Banks May 23, 2019
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A short time ago, I was given the opportunity to visit the manufacturing facility and headquarters of  Weil Pump Company. While I’d visited manufacturing facilities in the past, the home-built processes and workflows at Weil stood out. First, the company is located in picturesque Cedarburg, […]

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Drinking Fountains and Janitor Service Sinks – They are Required Fixtures

by Sean O'Hara May 23, 2019
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When we put together plans for small projects people often ask “why are you putting in a drinking fountain and a janitor’s sink?” The answer is pretty simple, even on small projects they are required by the International Building Code. Whatever the size of your […]

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Sustainability in the Department of Defense

by EVstudio AEP May 23, 2019

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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So, You Want to be a First-time Homeowner? Tips and Lessons Learned from a Recent Home Buyer

by Nate Danforth May 23, 2019
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First-time home buying in an aggressive market like Denver can be an incredibly stressful experience. My fiancée and I recently moved from New York City where owning isn’t something you even consider unless you are a doctor, hedge fund manager, or probably a Unionized doorman […]

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Controlling Western Sun Glare with Electrochromic Windows at NREL

by Dean Dalvit May 21, 2019

We recently had the pleasure of touring the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility and one of the many features we saw that contributed to their net zero building was Electrochromic Windows. To be used in applications where there are great views (and as […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by EVstudio AEP May 21, 2019
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One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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Accessible Fitting Room Requirements

by evstudio May 21, 2019

When designing an accessible fitting room, remember to provide the required clear floor space along with a code compliant bench.  According to ANSI 803.4 and ADA 4.35.4, a bench is required in all accessible fitting rooms. Benches must be 42 inches long, between 20 and 24 […]

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Bentley RAM Structural Software used by EVstudio

by Jim Houlette May 21, 2019

The structural department prefers to use Bentley RAM structural design software for our finite element design needs.  The total design package includes many different tools that can be used individually or together as shown above when several different materials and framing members are used.  The […]

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