Remodel

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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Project Spotlight: ISU Insurance

by Macy Andre November 30, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Office TI ISU Insurance is an 8,000 square foot space located on the 7th floor in Golden, CO. The owners, Mike & David Adams came to EVstudio with hopes to turn this office space into something that would fit their needs. Spaces […]

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Open During Remodel and Business is Good

by EVstudio AEP November 29, 2017
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I drive by this project at least once a week and the parking lot is always packed! There is a constant in and outflow of people into the building. Just a short time ago it looked like this. Now it looks like this: The project […]

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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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Matching Old Paint Isn’t Easy

by Sean O'Hara November 14, 2017

I’ve done a couple remodeling jobs lately on my own house and a rental house that we have. In both cases I knew exactly the color and luster of the paint but it is impossible to get the colors to match when you put them […]

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City of Colorado Springs- Hillside Community Center Remodel Project

by Eva Pearce October 31, 2017
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EVstudio recently was honored with being selected as the winner for the RFP to remodel the Hillside Community Center in Colorado Springs so it could meet their needs and be ADA compliant. Our architectural master of recreation centers and ADA code, Matt Svoboda is leading […]

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Project Spotlight: The Wild Game & Rendezvous Tap Room

by Macy Andre October 12, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Putting the Wild back into gaming   The term “renovation” can be daunting, but when it comes to this movie theater-turned entertainment nook, you can see how successful a completely renovated interior can turn out. The Wild Game, located in Evergreen, CO […]

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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara August 25, 2017

When the use of a building changes from one occupancy to another, say a store to a restaurant, you certainly need an architect to help you. The architect deals with exiting, fixture counts, layout issues and provides the stamped plans that you’ll need for the […]

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How to Start Rebuilding When Fire Strikes

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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When massive forest fires make the national news, it is unsettling. When the fire is in your community, it is frightening and when you or your property is directly affected by the fire, it is devastating. The recent fires in Conifer have reminded us of […]

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You Want to Remove a Load Bearing Wall?

by Jim Houlette May 15, 2017
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One of the most common phone calls we receive is “We want to remove a wall, we’re not sure if it’s load bearing.  Can you help?” We are happy to help! The first thing that is needed is an observation.  Our structural engineers can determine […]

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Include an Exterior Door in Your Addition

by Sean O'Hara January 6, 2017

Last fall, my wife and I designed an addition to our home. It was a fairly straightforward addition with only a couple areas inside the house being remodeled to accommodate it. To save money and hassle we wanted to be able to live in the […]

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Insulating Structures to Meet Current Code Requirements

by Maciek Gesikowski June 10, 2016
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Progression in building technology and more stringent energy code standards are inevitable as our society moves forward.  In addition, current energy costs may steadily increase in the future as alternative energy sources will take time to do develop.  With cost in mind, making buildings more […]

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