Residential

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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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Denver, CO “The Volante”

by Shannon Osiecki April 12, 2017

EVstudio has been engaged by Oakwood Homes for engineering work for multiple sites in Colorado and Utah throughout the years. Recently EVstudio assisted Oakwood with “The Volante: Carriage House at Green Valley Ranch,” located in Denver, Colorado.  “The Volante” is one of many options for […]

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USP Specifier Free Download

by Jim Houlette January 29, 2017

This industry leading software is designed for Engineers and Estimators: Manage the complexity of the proper selection of hangers Provide project management & cost control Generate summary reports, bid and connector conversion information Conveniently transfer project summary, schedule tables and installation details to CAD working […]

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Mountain Modern Home Furnished

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2017
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Regular readers of our blog have seen the progress of this custom modern home situated in near Evergreen, Colorado. It is 99% complete now that it is fully furnished and the owner has taken up residency. Originally posted 2013-12-17 16:04:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2017
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In a continued effort to try to set client expectations as appropriately as possible at the start of a project, I have embarked on a research project that aggregates real data on new homes recently built. The result is a conceptual pricing tool that can […]

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Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat […]

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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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A Reason We Have Engineers and Architects – Designing to Meet Code

by Jim Houlette January 20, 2017

EVstudio’s Structural Department was recently called to an existing house to provide recommendations to a home owner for completing a remodel in progress.   This is a typical request that EVstudio takes care of several times a week. But this visit will always be remembered, […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

I have recently been asked by a client about a new heating and cooling concept for their project:  geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of climate concerns and rising energy prices. A […]

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating in Post Tension Slab-on-grade Foundations

by Jim Houlette January 20, 2017

The structural department recently designed and observed the construction of a post tension slab-on-grade foundation that incorporated a hydronic radiant floor system.  Although there is nothing special about a hydronic radiant floor system in the basement floor, many builders and owners wonder if it can […]

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Confirmed: Treated Lumber Now Looks Quite Similar to Untreated Lumber

by evstudio January 6, 2017
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It recently while performing routine structural observations it has come to find that the process of treating lumber has changed and modern treated lumber looks quite different than that of the last 5 or so years. Below is an example of what treated lumber had […]

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