Engineering

Modified Rafter and Ceiling Joists for a Remodel Makes a Huge Difference

by Jim Houlette November 30, 2017

EVstudio provided Structural Engineering services for a recent remodel in south Denver.  This remodel involved modifying the existing rafters and flat ceiling joists to have a new vaulted ceiling.  The existing rafters were left in place and reinforced using collar ties.  Once the collar ties […]

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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio November 30, 2017

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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EVstudio Mid-Roof Inspections

by Nic Snow November 20, 2017
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EVstudio is now capable of performing mid-roof inspections throughout the city and surrounding areas. Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Boulder, Golden, Littleton, Broomfield, Thornton, and Castle Rock are among the areas requiring an inspection and allowing third-party inspections. A mid-roof inspection may be required when the […]

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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by Calvin Curtis November 14, 2017
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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Precast Trail Erected in Downtown Evergreen

by Dean Dalvit October 30, 2017
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EVstudio had the pleasure of designing the foundation for an elevated pedestrian pathway in Evergreen that links the Downtown business zone with Evergreen Lake and the miles of trails that branch out from this network. Despite heavy rains (and sometimes snow), the General Contractor, Goodland […]

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Project Spotlight: Miner’s Point

by Macy Andre October 26, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Mixed-use Goldmine   As the architect on Miner’s Point, EVstudio helped a vision come to life in the historic Downtown Golden neighborhood. This project consists of 9,200 square feet of office space, 3,300 square feet of restaurant space, and six custom residential […]

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Sequential Stressing and Elastic Losses

by Calvin Curtis October 19, 2017
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In a previous post, I discussed the sources of short- and long-term losses in unbonded post-tension tendons.  Recently, a question came up on one of my LinkedIn groups regarding elastic shortening and sequential stressing. To refresh your minds, concrete — which is generally regarded by […]

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Project Spotlight: Modern Highlands Home

by Macy Andre October 19, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Renaissance   EVstudio’s custom designed homes are some of the most ambitious and one of a kind projects that we love to design. This house in particular shows off how brilliant a home can turn out when you have engineers and […]

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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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Project Spotlight: Barrels & Bottles Brewery

by Macy Andre September 28, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Remembering A Good Brew   Zach and Abby George came to EVstudio with a dream of starting up Barrels and Bottles, their craft brewery. Like many small business owners know, finding a space that fits the needs of the business and is […]

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Surface Drainage Adjacent to Houses

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

One thing we frequently hear from people when buying a new home or when looking for a new home is the concern about proper surface drainage within the first 5-10 feet from a home (backfill zone). This concern is often expressed on both new construction […]

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Separation of Top of Foundation Wall and Adjacent Exterior Grade

by evstudio August 28, 2017

One of the most commonly asked questions to the structural department involved the required distance between the top of a foundation wall and the adjacent exterior grade. The 2009 International Residential Code requires a minimum of 6 inches of separation where brick veneer is not […]

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