Denver

Getting Nailed: A Brief History of Nails

by evstudio February 8, 2019

Unless they get one in their car tire I am willing to bet that the average person does not spend a lot of time thinking about nails. I actually do think about nails quite a bit, but then again I am a structural engineer who, […]

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The City of Denver MultiFamily Development Process

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2019
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If you live in Denver or have driven through it recently, you probably are more than aware that multifamily development is BOOMING in the City of Denver. I will use the word “multifamily” to define any apartment, townhome, or condo development. If the current City […]

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Inspiration Point Park – A continuing inspiration for Architects, Engineers, and Civil Planners

by Tracy Stinson January 28, 2019

I would like to think it’s not a coincidence that EVstudio’s new offices are within walking distance to Inspiration Point Park, located in Denver’s Lakeside community at Sheridan and I70. A stroll through the park is a voyage into a range of diverse landscapes, from […]

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Floor Plan for Small 1,200 sf House with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

by Sean O'Hara January 18, 2019
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In addition to the many large custom homes that we design and engineer at EVstudio we also put together a fair number of smaller homes. This floor plan comes from a speculative investment home that we designed for an affordable lot in Denver. In only […]

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Great City Views from a Custom Home

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2018
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One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A […]

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Different Structural Foundation Types

by Jim Houlette November 30, 2018
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  There are many different foundation types and each one has a unique feature and advantage over other types.  I’ll go into a brief summary of each foundation type and why I used the foundation design in each situation.  Here is a list of the […]

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LoHi Denver Apartments — Construction Update

by evstudio November 30, 2018
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EVstudio’s multi-family project in the LoHi Denver neighborhood is well into its first construction phase (see my post back in May, when the site consisted of a few piles of dirt). While I took the pictures below, the crew was in the process of pouring Building […]

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Deadline for “Bang for your Buck” TV Show Application fast Approaching

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018

Hey DENVER! Do you or someone you know live in a cool renovated loft or condo Downtown? If you have recently renovated a space and think it deserves to win a generous grand prize, then HGTV is looking for you!! Home & Garden Television’s BANG […]

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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio November 30, 2018

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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Interpreting Truss Shop Drawing Dimensions

by evstudio November 16, 2018
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Spend any time as a structural engineer that deals with residential structures and you will no doubt be asked to review pre-engineered truss shop drawings.  For a young engineer this may be a daunting task from the look of the cut sheets (shown below). One […]

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Denver Building Code & Energy Calculations

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018

Beth Freeman called the Denver Building Department to ask about their new requirements for energy calculations on single family residences. We haven’t had to submit them in the past, but we’d heard that some builders had. The word from Denver is that you do not […]

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Jim Houlette nominated for Builder Partner of the Year

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018
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Jim Houlette, the Director of EVstudio’s Structural Engineering Department has been nominated to be the HBA’s Builder Partner of the Year. Jim and the structural team work with many of the top homebuilders in Denver along with custom home clients, multifamily and a wide variety […]

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