Day: September 6, 2018

Jefferson County Electronic Submittal Process

While Jefferson County has offered an electronic submittal process for building permits on commercial projects for several years, they now have an electronic submittal process for residential projects. Having gone through a couple myself as a project designer, I thought I’d share my experience as it relates to the residential side. The processes are the …

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Inverse Relationship of Level of Service and Pedestrian Propulsion

Discussions of one-way streets are commonplace in planning circles in the United States. They usually arise with the best of intentions for a community as transportation planning usually does.  See Strong Towns Blog Post: Paved with Good Intentions for more information. In some instances, they are intended to allow for something that may otherwise seem unfeasible, …

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for a Post Office

Our posts on construction cost data per square foot for various project types are so popular, that I will continue updating them more frequently as this is fairly time sensitive data. Please note the date on the blog posts so you know that you are viewing the most current information. Also, click HERE for other …

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How to Create a Custom Scale for Not-to-Scale Drawings

We often work with prints of drawings, architectural and structural details, etc. as we collaborate with consultants and clients. Sometimes these are not-to-scale (“N.T.S”, as may be indicated) prints so you can’t measure directly off the print with a scale. Here are some ideas and methods for being able to scale and take measurements on …

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Finally an Affordable Accordion Door Option!

EVstudio works on a wide variety of projects and over the last several years, the desire to expand door openings in several of our project types have led to some very expensive products. One of the companies we keep in close contact with for residential products is BMC. I recently receive a new product announcement …

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Mudroom – A Degrading Name for a Very Important Room

Often overlooked in a program, the average Mudroom just happens to be one of the most heavily used and under appreciated rooms in the typical home. Many homes will combine the owner’s entrance with the laundry room, which may make sense given the similar functions for both provided the location is adjacent to the garage …

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Welcome to EVstudio- New Team Members Arrive!

EVstudio is honored once again with new team members for several of our in-house disciplines. These highly qualified professionals have chosen EVstudio as the place to bring their skill, expertise and design passion. Nate Danforth is an Architectural Project Designer who is determined to take his career to the next level and has chosen EVstudio …

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