Residential

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

by Jim Houlette May 15, 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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SIPs Design Guidelines to Reduce Cost

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We just recently completed another SIPs design for a single family home in Colorado. Along the way, we came across some very useful information on how to value design the home so that we were able to achieve the best cost on the SIPs package. While […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017
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For the past few weeks we have been working hand-in-hand with the owner of a fantastic historic property in the Montclair neighborhood. The first phase of the project was to open up the kitchen and make it more livable and applicable to how people live […]

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Simpad Blackpoint Newbie

by Ross Maxwell May 15, 2017

I have been using Blackpoint for a little over a three months and I have to say it has been pretty exciting. From watching the home builder demonstrate how, with a push of a few buttons, the software automatically pieces together a unique set of […]

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

by Jim Houlette May 15, 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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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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Round Log Siding in Residential or Commercial Construction

by Kacy Landsittel April 27, 2017
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Log built structures are one of many specialized construction types that we have extennsive experience with at EVstudio. It is fairly typical that some of the building, like the upper or lower story for example, is not constructed of log but instead of typical stud […]

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6-Unit Multifamily Duplex Project in Durango

by Dean Dalvit April 27, 2017
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EVstudio has designed projects all over Colorado, Texas, and in other regions. One of our exciting projects in the Southwest part of Colorado is in Durango. We were commissioned to design 6 high-end luxury duplex units on a collection of lots for a private Owner/Developer. […]

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Mountain Modern Home Construction Update

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2017
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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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Epoxy Port Injection System for Cracks

by Ross Maxwell April 15, 2017

I recently completed an observation for a homeowner who had discovered vertical cracks in their home’s concrete foundation. The homeowner mentioned he was planning on excavating the soil around the crack and smearing epoxy on the outside of the foundation wall.  The homeowner is on […]

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Floating Stairway to Heaven

by Ross Maxwell April 15, 2017

I recently completed a rather unique stair design for a client. The client had completed an addition to their home, but during construction the client determined the stair, which led to a loft area, was not the design they wanted and therefore it was not […]

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