Commercial

Accessible Fitting Room Requirements

by evstudio April 27, 2017

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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REgeneration Development and Gemini Beer Company Partner to Bring a New Taproom/Restaurant to Westminster Station’s First Mixed-Use Building

by Dean Dalvit April 10, 2017

The City of Westminster is excited to announce that local brewer Gemini Beer Company has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with developer Westminster Station REgeneration LLC to bring a new taproom/restaurant to Westminster Station’s first mixed-use building, designed by EVstudio. Chris Dutton, Owner of Gemini Beer Company has previous experience operating other brewpubs in the Denver […]

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The Escalating Cost of Escalators

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

Often in larger scale commercial developments, vertical circulation is handled by escalators in addition to elevators in order to move large volumes of people from one space to another. Escalators are complex truss structures with a remarkable mechanism of chained treads that move in sync […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 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 Engineers Not Surprised by New Post-Tension Rule

by Calvin Curtis November 30, 2016
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Good day!  Your usual post-tension maniac here, with more exciting information on post-tensioning! A few months ago, I mentioned that finishing post-tension tendons was an area of special concern, since corrosion is very much the arch-enemy of post-tension tendons.  There are actually a lot of […]

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Foundation Settlement: The Push Pier Alternative

by evstudio June 10, 2016

EVstudio is asked quite frequently to perform structural evaluations of cracked foundation walls. These cracks are often due to settlement. Modern design philosophy (and most geotechnical reports) calls for the original structural engineer to design foundation walls to clear span ten to fifteen feet to […]

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

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

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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Drinking Fountains and Service Sinks in Tenant Spaces

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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We have completed a fair amount of tenant finish work for small spaces. The more cumbersome items to incorporate into those small spaces include the drinking fountain and the service or mop sink. The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) allows an exemption from the drinking […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Office Buildings

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016
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In an effort to keep our construction cost information up to date on our site, it is time for an update on the construction cost per square foot for one of our most popular project types: Office Buildings Below are a series of charts, excerpted […]

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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

I want to address a topic that comes up in every programming interview that very few people give much thought to…Indoor heating and air conditioning… The professional term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and pretty much sums up your indoor air climate. For […]

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Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

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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Understanding Thermal Mass Walls in a Passive Solar Design

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

Let me first say that while I studied thermodynamics and heat transfer in school, it’s been many years since I’ve had to look up a specific heat capacity coefficient. With that said, there are some fundamental things that have stuck and I can’t help but […]

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