Day: May 11, 2018

The Exciting Future of Self-Healing Materials

No other material in the world is used in construction more than concrete, and as the developing world keeps its accelerating growth the demand will increase.  As one of the oldest construction materials in the world, there has been a lot of innovation in mixtures and strengthening technologies, but none possibly as game changing as …

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MiTek SAPPHIRE Viewer is Free on Apple’s App Store

You can download the free app for viewing the SAPPHIRE 3D models from iTunes here. With MiTek SAPPHIRE™ Mobile Viewer, you can receive 3D MiTek SAPPHIRE™ models via email and view them right from your iPhone or iPad. Control what you see with visibility switches, and even take a virtual tour of your model in …

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Custom Home Virtual Flyover – Evergreen Colorado

This is a brief animation flyover of a custom designed home which is currently under construction in Evergreen, Colorado. With the use of the tool “walkthrough” in our Revit design software, we are able to play cinematographer, from a low budget architectural perspective anyway, and create a virtual walk through, or flyover in this case, …

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Holly Park Community Center Commerce City Colorado

Holly Park Community Center – Commerce City, Colorado The Holly Park Community Center is a community facility and offices for an affordable housing complex in Commerce City, Colorado. It is owned by Mercy Housing Colorado and being looked at as a model for new community centers at other properties. Holly Park was originally constructed as …

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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

Terms like ‘Green’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘LEED’ are being thrown around lately and architects have been a big part of the throwing. In fact, at EVstudio have been discussing these terms a lot lately. So what do these terms really mean and what do they really have to do with architecture? The word ‘Green’, as it …

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Construction Update at Homestead at Saddle Rock

Since construction commenced the week of 7/11, the Homestead at Saddle Rock project has wound down. The experts at Ground Masters worked hard and finished installing the improvements and landscaping around the grading/drainage problem areas. In addition to new concrete pans, EVstudio Civil Engineering designed improvements to include NDS drainage inlets with 6” PVC piping. …

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Post Tensioned Slab on Grade Sport Courts

Why use a post tensioned slab-on-grade for your sport courts? Performance and long term total cost. A post tensioned concrete slab on grade requires little maintenance compared to a asphalt or mildly reinforced concrete slab.  In addition, post tensioned slabs do not require control joints in the slab, giving the players a smooth surface over …

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Reinforcing Concrete Slabs-on-Grade

A few weeks ago, I got a great question regarding the reinforcement of concrete slabs-on-grade, so I thought I’d take a quick minute to share how rebar works structurally when the slab is continuously supported by earth. First, it’s important to understand that, structurally, no reinforcement is generally required for basic flatwork.  Structurally, if you …

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