Remodel

Classification of Work and Scope in the Existing Building Code

by Sean O'Hara July 23, 2018

The International Existing Building Code is a building code that is being adopted by an increasing number of municipalities. While the International Building Code has provisions for existing buildings it offers fewer options than the IEBC. The first step in identifying the applicable code provisions […]

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Video of the Two Story Basement in Denver

by Jim Houlette July 2, 2018

We recently blogged about a new basement remodel we designed.  This was no ordinary basement remodel, this one was two stories deep. The contractor doing the work, Crawlspaces2Basements, has recently posted a video of the basement.  You can really see in the video he size […]

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

by Jim Houlette July 2, 2018

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 Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

by Katelyn Wager June 29, 2018
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EVstudio’s Structural and Civil Engineering teams have joined Infinity Property Collection and Meridian 105 Architecture to work on an exciting update to a historical firehouse is Denver’s LoHi neighborhood.  The brick building located at West 32nd Avenue and Erie Street was originally built in the […]

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Proper Bearing of I-Joist Rafters

by evstudio March 29, 2018

As today’s architectural design trends toward more open floor plans with vaulted ceilings there is a need for economical rafters that will span long distances while maintaining a shallow profile. In many situations pre-manufactured I-joist rafters fit that need. As a structural engineer I have […]

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You Want to Remove a Load Bearing Wall?

by Jim Houlette March 27, 2018
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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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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by EVstudio AEP February 1, 2018
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In an age when computers have taken over our lives I still like to do things by hand. Particularly in the early stages. Computers are great, don’t get me wrong, but a huge benefit in working more closely with your hands is that the ideas […]

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Project Spotlight: DU Centennial Halls & Towers

by Macy Andre December 14, 2017
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Throwback Thursday- Higher Ed Renovation Designing a space for a specific demographic can pose unique challenges. DU Centennial Halls & Towers were meant to be a place for young minds to thrive, and throughout time the design of these spaces needed an update. While the […]

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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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