Residential

Type ‘A’ vs. Type ‘B’ in Residential Design

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018

Type A dwelling units are those that are required by and defined in the International Building Code. These units are referenced in Chapter 11 of the IBC and have to comprise at least 2% of the units in R-2 occupancies so long as there is […]

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Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

by Jim Houlette February 9, 2018

For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance […]

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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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EVstudio and the 2017 Home Builder of the Year

by Kylie Tawney January 19, 2018
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Thrive Home Builders, one of EVstudio’s very own clients, was recently awarded ‘2017 Home Builder of the Year’ by Professional Builder Magazine. This prestigious award is so well deserved by an innovative and responsible company. And, it sure does make things exciting here at EVstudio […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit January 11, 2018

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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Epoxy Port Injection System for Cracks

by Ross Maxwell December 29, 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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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

by Dean Dalvit December 29, 2017
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While we haven’t yet had a chance to get professional photos of this project yet, I wanted to share with our followers of the mountain modern home series of posts the Red Fox Run project that was recently completed in Evergreen.     The Materials palette for […]

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Helical Piers Installed to Stop Sinking Porch

by Katelyn Wager December 29, 2017

The EVstudio structural engineering team has designed countless helical pier foundations, ranging from small repair solutions to new foundations for large buildings.  However, not a lot of us have had the chance to see a helical pier being installed…that is, until now. EVstudio was asked […]

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Clear Creek County Energy Code Requirements

by evstudio December 14, 2017

Clear Creek County Colorado has three different options to choose from when submitting residential energy code requirements.  Option 1 is to use the prescriptive insulation requirements for Climate Zone 7, along with Efficient Heating Unit and Duct Sizing (Manual J and Manual D calculations).  An […]

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

by Dean Dalvit December 7, 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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Ipe Wood vs. Composite Decking

by evstudio December 7, 2017

We recently designed a house in which the homeowner is considering both Ipe wood and composite decking for the exterior decks.  Ipe is one of the strongest and most durable wood decking materials available due to its extremely dense grain.  When left untreated, Ipe wood decking can […]

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Project Spotlight: The Oaks at Eastlake

by Macy Andre December 7, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Splendor The Oaks at Eastlake subdivision is one of many projects EVstudio has worked on with Boulder Creek Builders. This particular project scope included 26 acres of site development, 140 four-plex units, four duplex units, and one single-story clubhouse. Located in […]

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