Commercial

Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio October 12, 2017

The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) specifies that foundation walls, foundation piers and other permanent support of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost heave. As we know, when water freezes it increases in volume. Bearing a structure’s foundation below the frost line helps […]

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The Importance of Specifications and MasterFormat

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

According to the Dictionary of Architecture & Construction a specification is “a written document describing in detail the scope of work, materials to be used, methods of installation, and quality of workmanship for a parcel of work to be placed under contract; usually utilized in […]

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LEED VOC MSDS SCAQMD

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017

Part of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to provide better environments for building occupants. Something we do every day but don’t think about much is breathing. Our lungs are very sensitive to contaminants and dust. If you have ever walked into […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit August 25, 2017

I have recently been asked by a client about a new heating and cooling concept for their project:  geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of climate concerns and rising energy prices. A […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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The ADA, ICC/ANSI A117.1 and Kitchen Sinks in Break Rooms

by EVstudio AEP August 15, 2017

Building codes and guidelines are always full of exceptions and variations on a theme and the Americans with Disabilities Act is no different. The ADA was first created in 1990. It is designed to protect against discrimination based on disability. The act has five titles […]

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Colorado Real Estate Journal Article on The EVstudio Building

by Dean Dalvit August 15, 2017

We’re thrilled to have had our new EVstudio Building published in the Colorado Real Estate Journal! For the full story, see the CREJ article here at this link: http://crej.com/news/architect-designs-vacant-office-building-will-call-home/

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Christian House of Prayer (CHOP) Civil Engineering

by EVstudio AEP May 19, 2017

EVstudio Civil Engineering has recently completed civil construction drawings for a major development/expansion to the existing Christian House of Prayer campus located in Killeen, Texas.  The project consists of a new lecture hall, a strip retail area, and major drainage and utility improvements throughout the […]

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Mountain Pediatrics Open in Bergen Park

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We were honored to work with Dr. Valeri Leswing of Mountain Pediatrics on the design of her medical office space for pediatric medicine in Evergreen. The floor plan for the pediatric office has 7 exam rooms, a private office, employee lounge, an area for gathering […]

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Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We have recently installed a number of solid wood commercial doors in our Denver studio at 1117 Cherokee Street and during the pricing and selection process, we asked about the price difference to have glazing in the door slabs. As it turns out, glazing a […]

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Retrofit Roof Top Mechanical Units

by Ross Maxwell May 15, 2017
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I just completed a job that involved placing a new roof top mechanical unit at an existing commercial building.  The building was located in Louisville Colorado and was for an expanding local organic bakery. After receiving the as built structural plans for the building, the […]

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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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