Day: December 29, 2017

When is a Platform a Stage?

The International Building Codes and Fire Code makes an distinction between platforms and stages. This is a very important distinction, as stages have a much larger set of requirements than platforms. With a stage you’ll likely need sprinklers, a standpipe, relief exhaust and additional fire separations from other adjacent areas. The primary deciding factor that …

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Epoxy Port Injection System for Cracks

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 the right track however, a more cost effective and better …

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Focus on Client Satisfaction – Varying Communication Styles to meet Client Needs

I recently had a client who is a retired rocket scientist; he was thorough and deeply involved throughout the entire design and drawing process and had very little trouble understanding the drawings (all the way through the construction documents). We were able to function flawlessly with only verbal communication (via phone). His wife, however, was …

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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

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 the exterior of this home are real stone, reclaimed barnwood …

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Helical Piers Installed to Stop Sinking Porch

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 to design three helical piers to prevent a sinking porch …

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