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EVstudio Designs Aircraft Hangars

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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We recently submitted an airplane hangar with office space for permit. The hangar itself is a little less than 12,000 SF and the two story office space is nearly 5,600 SF. The hangar space will accommodate a single Gulfstream G550 or a couple smaller aircraft. The office […]

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Christian House of Prayer (CHOP) Civil Engineering

by EVstudio AEP May 19, 2017

EVstudio Civil Engineering has recently completed civil construction drawings for a major development/expansion to the existing Christian House of Prayer campus located in Killeen, Texas.  The project consists of a new lecture hall, a strip retail area, and major drainage and utility improvements throughout the […]

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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio May 15, 2017

Construction is underway for the new home of EVstudio Texas. The new location at 109 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas is Copperas Cove native and EVstudio Texas principal Gene Dane’s effort to give back to the community and help revitalize the city’s abandoned […]

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Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, […]

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Another LEED Silver Office Building

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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We starting the design process on a new Company Headquarters building a nearly three years ago. The drawings were permitted and construction began in early 2011. We have now received word that all of our hard work paid off in the Silver Certification of this […]

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Wall on Grade Foundation

by Jim Houlette June 10, 2016

Simple and cost effective, but limited in design capabilities.  A wall on grade is just as simple as it sounds.  If the bearing capacity of the soil is moderate to high and the load from the structure is light then a typical spread footing can […]

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Straight Shaft Drilled Concrete Pier Foundation

by Jim Houlette June 3, 2016

Straight Shaft Drilled Concrete Piers are constructed by drilling a hole into the ground and filling it with concrete and reinforcing. The diameter of the pier varies depending on the load the pier must support.

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Interrupted or Narrow Spread Footing Foundation

by Jim Houlette April 22, 2016

When the site has low to moderate swelling soil an interrupted or narrow spread footing may be used.  The Geotechnical engineer will specify a maximum and a minimum soil bearing pressure.  Most people understand a maximum soil bearing which is discussed more at our post […]

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The Shops @ 685 in Pflugerville Construction Progress

by EVstudio AEP January 8, 2016
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I recently made a site visit to one of our commercial projects currently under construction located on FM 685 in Pflugerville, Texas. I was doing a routine walk-though with the Texas Accessibility Standards RAS inspector to review portions of the project (site infrastructure’s sidewalk ramps). […]

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EVstudio at SXSW 2015 – Colorado Music Party in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit March 2, 2015
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We are thrilled to announce that EVstudio will be representing both Colorado and Texas at the Colorado Music Party at The 512 on 6th Street in downtown Austin during SXSW 2015. The Colorado Music Party is a venue promoting Colorado music all week at The […]

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Raft Slab-on-Grade Foundation

by Jim Houlette May 20, 2014

A Raft Slab-on-Grade foundation can be as simple as a 4” thick slab with no reinforcement and a shallow perimeter rib to an 8” thick slab heavily reinforced with deep ribs spaced roughly 10’o.c.  The wide range of concrete thicknesses and reinforcement is a function […]

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Different Structural Foundation Types

by Jim Houlette April 24, 2013
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  There are many different foundation types and each one has a unique feature and advantage over other types.  I’ll go into a brief summary of each foundation type and why I used the foundation design in each situation.  Here is a list of the […]

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