Framing

Understanding Trus Joist Pro Ratings and Minimum Deflections by Code

by Jim Houlette January 20, 2017

When designing floor joists engineers must check several design properties including moment, shear, bearing and deflection.  In this article we are going to focus on deflection since it is a common complaint from homeowners. For any structural member deflection limits must be satisfied based on […]

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Why It’s Critical To Have Correct Floating Sill Plates on Slab-On-Grade Floors in Colorado

by Jim Houlette January 20, 2017

When I’m requested to investigate a house with structural concerns one of the first things I check is proper floating sill plates on slab-on-grade floors.  I’m always amazed how so many basements are finished without a floating sill plate or some way of allowing the […]

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Fastening to Concrete – Wedge Style Expansion Anchors

by evstudio June 10, 2016

There are many situations were it may become necessary to attach a timber ledger to a concrete wall. It is desirable in many new homes to lower the elevation of the finished floor to make a home more wheel chair accessible. An example of the […]

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Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

We are often asked by contractors if they can substitute framing staples instead of nails for their wall and roof sheathing fasteners. There is no easy universal answer to this question because the location of the project may place it in a high wind or […]

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Mountain Modern Home Construction Update

by EVstudio AEP June 3, 2016
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Today I took a walk of the mountain modern custom home that we have going up in Evergreen. As architects we like to get out of the office and see our work being built. Walking the site and having a conversation with the general contractor and tradesmen […]

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Architectural and Structural Coordination in 3 Dimensions

by EVstudio AEP April 21, 2016
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You may have heard that we use a software package known as Revit. One of the things that we really like other than the fairly intuitive interface is that the architects and the structural engineers here work within the same file. Once the schematic design […]

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Greene & Greene Construction Update

by Matt Svoboda April 21, 2016
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Our Greene & Greene inspired home is almost completely through framing!  Most of the windows are in and the extensive exterior wood detailing is beginning to reveal its character.  Below you can see the dining room with its exposed T&G roofing at the extra deep […]

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Who Does Truss Drawings?

by Sean O'Hara March 8, 2016
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Most residential projects and wood framed commercial projects utilize roof trusses. A roof truss is generally cheaper and less time consuming than a roof framed with rafters. It has these advantages because it is created from smaller pieces of lumber and it is fabricated in […]

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

by Jim Houlette January 8, 2016

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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Greene & Greene Inspired House Design

by Matt Svoboda January 4, 2016
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This is one of our recent exciting designs for a Greene & Greene inspired house in Evergreen, Colorado. Occasionally we are lucky enough to work with a client who knows exactly what they want, making it easy for us to align our process and design […]

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American Water Building in Framing

by EVstudio AEP October 23, 2015

Our American Water Building in Texas is moving along quite nicely. The framing is up and so is some of the structural steel. Soon they will be placing the roof trusses. EVstudio is providing construction administration services on this project. Through reviewing shop drawings, product […]

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Progress on Mountain Modern Home

by EVstudio AEP July 23, 2015
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It is always nice to see continual progress made on projects. Below is an image showing the bulk of the framing complete. Soon the large exposed beam with the LVL in the foreground perpendicular to it will have additional framing to create the roof cantilever. […]

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