Long ago, when I started my career, a contractor asked me if he could use a concrete saw to “cut all of the tendon tails at once” on his new post-tension slab on grade. That is to say — he was hoping to cut all of the tendon tails flush with the edge of slab, […]
July 26, 2019
URBAN CHICKENS, YES REALLY! With today’s culture, many of us choose modern design and uber hip lifestyles. We try to eat healthy and shop for good foods as well as choose to live in the up-and-coming neighborhoods of Denver’s urban landscape. Some of us like to top it off, with Urban Chickens! Yes Urban Chickens.
EVstudio had the pleasure of designing the foundation for an elevated pedestrian pathway in Evergreen that links the Downtown business zone with Evergreen Lake and the miles of trails that branch out from this network. Despite heavy rains (and sometimes snow), the General Contractor, Goodland Construction, managed to drive the 8 steel H-piles and pour
Concrete floors in homes and businesses don’t have to be large expanses of gray or covered in tile or carpet. There are several options for finishing the concrete in order to breathe life into it or bring out concrete’s hidden beauty. Integrally colored – This is the simplest method to avoid a gray concrete floor.
It occurred to me as I lifted the polyvinyl moisture barrier and watched the hordes on tiny brown spiders scatter that they never told you in college that you might be spending quality time in dark, muddy, rusty, moldy places like the crawlspace pictured above. In today’s real estate market, most lending agencies (banks) will
The 2006 International Building Code addresses how the code relates to modifications of historic buildings. The IBC states that “The provisions of this code relating to the construction, repair, alteration, addition, restoration and movement of structures, and change of occupancy shall not be mandatory for historic buildings where such buildings are judged by the building
We get this question a lot. People who are planning their dream homes often don’t know where to start. A large part of our discussion in our programming meetings centers around how much home you can afford and if your program is in alignment with what you are expecting to pay for it. First of
This project was a remodel of a 1,500 sf home in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver. The owner chose to remodel the interior of the home making the layout work for their lifestyle without expanding the footprint. The remodel included a number of structural upgrades that allowed us to remove the interior walls and
EVstudio can provide a mid-roof inspection for Colorado roofing projects, even if you’ve completed too much. Billed hourly, painless process and quick service. 303.670.7242 x4.
Note: This is based on the 2006 IECC and this section changes in the 2009 code, so its always important to verify which code is adopted. Mass walls are walls that provide energy efficiency through mass rather than insulative value. The mass allows them to store energy during the day and release it through the
When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who is the target market, etc.), other big ticket factors are
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires wall-mounted drinking fountain units to have a clear knee space of at least 27” high, 30” wide, and 17” to 19” deep. They should also have a minimum clear floor space of 30” by 48”, for wheelchair accommodation. Free-standing or built-in units shall also have a clear floor