Remodels Require a Flexible and Responsive Team

by EVstudio AEP July 12, 2019

We are doing an exciting renovation in the Conifer area that has a really unique front entry. The entrance evolved out a requirement to keep snow from piling up in front of the front entry and also blocking driveway access to the garage. After a […]

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Classification of Work and Scope in the Existing Building Code

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 8, 2019

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, PE May 23, 2019

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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Open During Remodel and Business is Good

by EVstudio AEP May 3, 2019
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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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You Want to Remove a Load Bearing Wall?

by Jim Houlette, PE April 19, 2019
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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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Denver Highlands Area Remodel

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2019
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Last summer we submitted demo and permit drawings on a remodel project in the Highlands area. The home was originally built in 1927 and was around 906 square feet. The main level was decent and had fairly high ceilings. This is obviously not a Frank Lloyd Wright […]

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Insulating Structures to Meet Current Code Requirements

by Maciek Gesikowski, EIT, LEED AP BD+C January 29, 2019
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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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EVstudio Remodel Featured as ‘Kitchen of the Week’ on

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

We had the distinct pleasure to work with a repeat client for a remodel and addition to their newly purchased mountain residence in Evergreen, CO. The design caught the attention of the well-known custom home and remodel website, see the Houzz article here, Kitchen of […]

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In Need of a Structural EValuation?

by evstudio August 23, 2018
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Do you have a structural concern about your home? Are you buying a home, but have some reservations about a structural aspect? Are you selling a home and had a home inspector flag an item, and now the bank requires an inspection by a professional […]

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Include an Exterior Door in Your Addition

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 23, 2018

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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Community Center, Park and Recreation Project News- Prospect Lake Beach House

by Eva Pearce August 23, 2018
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EVstudio has recently been awarded several recreation remodel projects in Colorado Springs and very excited to announce our most impactful one yet. EVstudio has been awarded by the City of Colorado Springs the Prospect Lake Beach House remodel project. This is not just a basic […]

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

by Jim Houlette, PE 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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