Denver

City of Denver Affordable Housing Fee Now in Effect January 2017

by Dean Dalvit January 6, 2017

Affordable housing fee in effect; New application required for building permits As of January 1, new development in Denver is subject to a fee ranging from $0.40 to $1.70/sq. ft., depending on project type. These fees will support the development and preservation of affordable housing. Every […]

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Open House Plan for a Small 20′ Wide House

by Sean O'Hara December 14, 2016

One of my favorite repeat clients called a few days ago and needed a plan for a small house to go on a 25′ wide lot in Denver. The house itself could not be more than 20′ wide. The client wanted a plan that would […]

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Public Transportation – Denver

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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As a new comer to Denver, I thought that I would join the young Denver work force and bike to work.  During a sunny  warm day in July, I was riding my bike that I used for my commute to meet my wife at lunch […]

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Steel Screw Pile Foundation

by Jim Houlette November 30, 2016

A deep foundation system that is gaining popularity in areas with difficult soil, contaminated soil and due to its speed of construction is steel screw piles. At first glance screw piles look like the typical helical pier.  However, there are significant differences that make a […]

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Termites in Denver!?!!

by Jim Houlette November 30, 2016
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Yes, there are termites along the front range, including Denver.  It’s fairly rare, but EV does find wood structures damaged by these little bugs.  Typically, the termites are subterranean here, meaning their colony is safely below ground.  Most colonies are kept in check by our […]

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Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

by Jim Houlette June 10, 2016

For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance […]

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Denver Dad Saves $$$ on Post-Tension Tendon Supports Using One Simple Trick

by Calvin Curtis June 10, 2016

Last month, I discussed the need for precompression in a post-tensioned slab.  In that post, I mentioned that the code minimum amount of precompression is 125 psi for elevated slabs. I’ve also mentioned some of the various types of elevated decks in the past.  One […]

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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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Welcome

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

I’m going to begin writing a regular blog for the friends, clients and potential clients of EVstudio. If you’re not already familiar with EVstudio, we’re an architecture and planning firm based in Colorado with our first office in Evergreen and our second office in Denver. […]

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Mount Air Townhomes Steel in Place

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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The Mount Air Town Homes are quickly going up along 10th Avenue just west of Wadsworth Boulevard. These 6 town homes are divided into two buildings of three units. Since the lot is long and narrow we kept the main floor efficient. It only consists […]

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Open for Business During Construction

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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One of our recently designed projects was recently permitted with no review comments and is now under construction. The project is a remodel of an existing retail center at a very busy intersection. The owner and tenants where very concerned about the impact the remodel […]

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Floor Plan for a Small House 1,150 sf with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016
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  One of our clients likes to build smaller, affordable homes that he can keep as rentals. With this project he had a relatively narrow lot and we needed to create a narrower plan with the rooms stretching out from front to back. The finished […]

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