Architect

5 Services to Consider When Working with your Design Team

by Daniel Swigert June 10, 2016
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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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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

In a traditional design/bid/build project delivery the architect hires the engineers and the engineering drawings are part of the bid package. With smaller tenant finish projects we are now seeing a scenario where the engineering drawings are being provided design/build by the contractor. The contractor […]

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Mid-roof Inspection Engineer including Jefferson County and Westminster

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

EVstudio can provide a mid-roof inspection for Colorado roofing projects, even if you’ve completed too much. Billed hourly, painless process and quick service. 303.670.7242 x4.

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Post Tension Basketball Court – Sport Court

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016
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Courts for basketball, tennis and other sports need to be free of cracking. At the same time, they are large expanses of concrete and concrete tends to crack. The solution is to do a post tension concrete court. A well designed post tension sport court […]

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WiFi SD Cards: EyeFi and Toshiba Flash Air just made this Architects week

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016
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Maybe it is just me… but in a wireless world I’ve started to expect that when I take a photo (whether it be my latest Architectural masterpiece or a pumpkin that happens to look like Ghandi)… I should be able to immediately share it with all 500 of my […]

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Fire Penetration Rating Terms

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016

F Rating, T Rating? What? Fire rated assemblies are complicated enough but it is equally important to make sure that any penetrations of those assemblies are also put together well. First some definitions: F RATING. The time period that the through-penetration firestop system limits the spread of […]

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Top 10 Movie Architects

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016

As part of the Summer movie season, one of our principals suggested some blogs on the lighter side of things. So without too much intro I thought I would tackle the topic of searching out some of the better known Architect Roles in famous films in […]

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

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016
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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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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by evstudio June 10, 2016
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Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) can be used as a viable alternative to asphalt or poured concrete for parking lots, roads, sidewalks, driveways, and other surface treatments. Permeable pavers have come into more common usage in recent years as a means to reduce stormwater runoff […]

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The Clubhouse at Fairway Villas for Oakwood Homes

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016
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In the clubhouse, there is an exercise room, multi-purpose rooms for the many clubs and planned activities, kitchen/bar, dining area, grand room for gatherings or just relaxing, an outdoor kitchen and dining terrace, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, patio and an event lawn overlooking the golf […]

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Have Your Architect Hire the Engineers

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

In the traditional architectural project the client will hire the architect and in turn the architect will bring on any consultants and engineers that are necessary to deliver the project. Recently, I’ve seen a number of clients who prefer to hire all of the consultants […]

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Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

When you are making decisions about hiring an architect, engineer or other licensed building professional it is important to verify that they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O). As a client, errors and omissions insurance protects you from major professional mistakes that cause you financial […]

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