Residential

Getting Nailed: A Brief History of Nails

by evstudio February 8, 2019

Unless they get one in their car tire I am willing to bet that the average person does not spend a lot of time thinking about nails. I actually do think about nails quite a bit, but then again I am a structural engineer who, […]

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Foundation Wall Height Design Considerations for Residential Garages

by Kacy Landsittel February 8, 2019

There are many ways that openings like doors and windows come into consideration with respect to how we, at EVstudio, design foundation walls. More specifically, there are special criteria that go into a foundation wall design for residential garages because the threshold of door openings are at […]

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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio January 31, 2019

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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Designing Your House – Part 5

by Sean O'Hara January 17, 2019

We’ve moved through the major spaces in the house both public and private and now its time to discuss the accessory spaces. The laundry room can be as simple as a closet or far more complex. How much space do you want to dedicate to […]

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EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit January 3, 2019
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EVstudio’s Mountain Studio does a lot of work across the Colorado mountains as well as the western region in general. One of our single family projects was a 4,000 square foot resort home in the Highlands at Breckenridge. One of the challenging requirements of mountain […]

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Great City Views from a Custom Home

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2018
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One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A […]

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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio November 30, 2018

The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) specifies that foundation walls, foundation piers and other permanent support of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost heave. As we know, when water freezes it increases in volume. Bearing a structure’s foundation below the frost line helps […]

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Interpreting Truss Shop Drawing Dimensions

by evstudio November 16, 2018
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Spend any time as a structural engineer that deals with residential structures and you will no doubt be asked to review pre-engineered truss shop drawings.  For a young engineer this may be a daunting task from the look of the cut sheets (shown below). One […]

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How Can a Supplier Play a Larger Role in Design?

by Dean Dalvit November 6, 2018

I had a great lunch today with Tom Glossa and Denny Rogstad with the Breckenridge Building Center and we discussed the importance of an integrated team approach to design, which would involve a wide variety of team members. The traditional approach to design is for […]

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Designing Your House – Part 1

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

The first part of information that we need in programming your project is often the most straightforward. What is the address and legal description for the project? I actually like to confirm this prior to the first meeting so that we can research the property […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

With each new project we use more and more of the tools in our BIM toolbox. The latest tool that we have developed to the level of prime-time is our structural steel framing within Revit. We are currently working on a very unique custom home […]

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Colorado Homebuilding Academy

by Michael Carr October 29, 2018

If you’ve been keeping up on the news in Colorado’s residential sector, you’ve probably noticed that the state (and most of the nation) is experiencing a housing shortage. In 2018 alone, the Denver Post has reported that Denver may have a deficit of up to […]

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