Residential

Finally an Affordable Accordion Door Option!

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018

EVstudio works on a wide variety of projects and over the last several years, the desire to expand door openings in several of our project types have led to some very expensive products. One of the companies we keep in close contact with for residential […]

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Mudroom – A Degrading Name for a Very Important Room

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018
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Often overlooked in a program, the average Mudroom just happens to be one of the most heavily used and under appreciated rooms in the typical home. Many homes will combine the owner’s entrance with the laundry room, which may make sense given the similar functions […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by EVstudio AEP August 23, 2018
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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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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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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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

by Shannon Osiecki August 23, 2018

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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Cantilevered Stair in Modern Home

by EVstudio AEP August 13, 2018
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I swung by one of my projects today to see how things were coming along. The last time I was there the stairs to the upper level were temped in. Today the steel frame for the cantilevered stairs shone in all its glory. At one […]

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

by Jim Houlette August 13, 2018

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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Buying Land to Build? You MUST Do These 8 Key Things Before You Close:

by Dean Dalvit August 13, 2018
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EVstudio has been involved in a great number of projects and a wide variety of situations involving our clients that for one reason or another didn’t quite fully complete their due diligence when purchasing their property. It’s an easy trap to fall in to – […]

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Review of New Weyerhaeuser iPhone Application

by evstudio August 13, 2018
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iPhoned individuals may be interested to know that Weyerhaeuser has released a productive alternative to Fruit Ninja in the form of a deck beam sizing application (available from the Apple App Store here). This application requires only three inputs from the user to size a […]

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Confirmed: Treated Lumber Now Looks Quite Similar to Untreated Lumber

by evstudio July 27, 2018
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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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Simpson Strong-Tie Will Replace Commonly Specified “AB” and “ABE” Standoff Post Bases with the “ABW” in 2012

by evstudio July 23, 2018
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New for 2012 is the Simpson Strong-Tie ABW standoff post base. It will be available in March of 2012 and will serve as the replacement to the similar AB and ABE products. The advantages of the ABW will be that it will provide a slightly […]

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