Day: January 17, 2019

Post-Tension Crack Control (or, Keep that Duct Tape Handy)

Last month, I wrote a blog post about things you can’t fix with duct tape — specifically, post-tension tendon sheathing.  A couple of my readers told me that I’d strayed dangerously close to heresy — so I thought I’d write a post about something post-tensioned you can fix with duct tape.  Bear with me — …

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Bastrop Station Retail Center Nears Completion

I recently went out to do a punch list review  on one of EV Studio’s latest projects which is nearing completion, the Bastrop Station Retail Center. The responsibility for a shell retail center project normally last about 2 years. The process includes pre-design programming, any local site development requirements, design of the site and building, project …

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Landscape Architecture available from EVstudio in Colorado

Landscape Architecture is a necessary component for land development plan approval and building permit approval for many jurisdictions.  EV Studio provides landscape architecture along with all other related disciplines to assure quality control for your project. We work with a broad range of private and public clients on project types including detached and attached single …

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Cast in Place Concrete vs Post Tension Slab – Construction Cost

We’re currently discussing options for concrete sport courts with a client. The two options are a cast in place concrete slab or a post tensioned slab. Generally speaking the perception is that a post tensioned sport court is more expensive than a cast in place slab. So we dug into it and got some installed …

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Top 10 Toys for Future Architects (and Engineers)

One of the most common questions that we get at EVstudio is, “What kind of toys did you play with as a kid?” Though a seemingly strange question to be asked during an architectural consultation, our clients are usually trying to understand how we ended up with a problem solving brain. I can’t attribute the …

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

Blog 2 – Construction, Colorado, Dress Pants…and Sweat Pants As I mentioned in my first Designing a Dream segment, my name is Brian Welch; I’m an engineer, I’m a house builder, and I like to think I provide a unique blend of the characteristics of both trades.  Here is more on my story about our …

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