Roof

The Building Envelope and Energy Savings

by Samantha Coleman August 28, 2017

The building envelope consists of three main elements: the roof, the walls, and the foundation. The main concerns we have for these building elements are protecting the interior of the home from weather and other environmental issues, slowing the transmission of heat and controlling light, […]

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Mid-roof Inspection Engineer including Jefferson County and Westminster

by Sean O'Hara August 25, 2017

EVstudio can provide a mid-roof inspection for Colorado roofing projects, even if you’ve completed too much. Billed hourly, painless process and quick service. 303.670.7242 x4.

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Specifying Steel Open Web Joists

by evstudio January 20, 2017

While designing a recent commercial project I ran into a new situation (for me). The project is a mixed use commercial / residential project comprised of a steel framed lower level commercial area below an elevated concrete slab with timber framed multifamily construction above. Because […]

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Structural Considerations for Commercial Solar Panel Installation

by evstudio January 15, 2014

EVstudio was recently hired to consult on the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the Knights of Columbus Building in Thornton, Colorado. Many businesses are considering the addition of solar panels to their buildings not only to help offset their energy costs, but because […]

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Overflow Drains and Scuppers – Roof Drainage

by Sean O'Hara October 28, 2009

Flat roofs that do not drain over the roof edge and roofs that have parapet walls must utilize roof drains to get the water off the roof. Where you have roof drains you are also required to have overflow drains. The 2006 International Residential Code […]

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