De Bruin Virtual Tour

by evstudio May 15, 2017

There is a Virtual Tour of the De Bruin Duplex on Homestore.com. This half of the duplex is currently for sale through EV Real Estate. Originally posted 2008-10-06 16:17:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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A Sketch in Time

by Bill Foster May 15, 2017
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This post is as much a Thank you as anything. I was extremely fortunate to attend a School of Architecture where they taught us the importance of observing and absorbing Architecture through the process of sketching. I learned how to quickly create and record an […]

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EVstudio is now using Blackpoint Software with ACA

by Jim Houlette May 15, 2017

Our structural department is working with Oakwood Homes and has recently added Blackpoint Software to AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) to help improve our services to our Client.  Blackpoint provides may great features for home builders.  First, it helps to organize and track plans, it also helps […]

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The Importance of (Well Built) As-Built Drawings

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We have done a large variety of residential and commercial remodel, addition, tenant finish, adaptive re-use and historic preservation work over the years and one thing seems to ring true as the single, most important component of a highly accurate and well developed set of […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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Letter of Recommendation for University Projects

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

One of the clients who EVstudio does work with is the University of Denver. Many of our projects at DU were done with Bill Campbell acting as the owner’s representative. He wrote us this nice letter of recommendation. Originally posted 2010-10-01 17:29:28. Republished by Blog […]

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Top 10 “Alternative” Construction Methods

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

There is a lot of conventional wisdom out there about what is “typical” for building construction practices. While the collective experience of available labor and availability of materials tends to drive how things get designed and built, it is important not to get stymied by routine practices. […]

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Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall

by Kacy Landsittel May 15, 2017
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In planning and site design, and usually under the scope of civil and geotechnical engineers, earth retention becomes an integral part of how our landscapes get formed. Both for our roads and highway systems and for our buildings with challenging site conditions. So whether it […]

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Flood Map Designations and Map Revisions Explained

by Nathan Laudick May 15, 2017
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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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How to Start Rebuilding When Fire Strikes

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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When massive forest fires make the national news, it is unsettling. When the fire is in your community, it is frightening and when you or your property is directly affected by the fire, it is devastating. The recent fires in Conifer have reminded us of […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We are often asked by contractors if they can substitute framing staples instead of nails for their wall and roof sheathing fasteners. There is no easy universal answer to this question because the location of the project may place it in a high wind or […]

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