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Remodels Require a Flexible and Responsive Team

by EVstudio AEP July 12, 2019

We are doing an exciting renovation in the Conifer area that has a really unique front entry. The entrance evolved out a requirement to keep snow from piling up in front of the front entry and also blocking driveway access to the garage. After a […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Path of Travel in Remodels

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 17, 2012

The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an accessible path of travel in new construction and additions. When we’re talking about remodels, there is a cost threshold below which you are required to put in an accessible path. First, you have to be making an […]

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Phases of Service

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 6, 2019

Our website is currently undergoing a renovation and I recently uploaded a new front page. I’m seeing that the information from one of the old pages more likely belongs in the blog under the new organizational structure. So here it is, the most common phases […]

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Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control Process (DESC)

by EVstudio AEP May 30, 2019

Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control (DESC) is a program integrated into Grading, Erosion, and Sediment Control (GESC) that provides compliance with environmental and construction regulations and activities. A Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control permit will provide compliance with all Federal, State, and local […]

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Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio May 30, 2019

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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Ramps that Don’t Require Handrails, Slope and Rise

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP February 8, 2019

The International Building Code and the American’s with Disability Act set the rules for ramps in new construction and remodels. In most cases you need to have handrails on both sides, but there are a few ways to avoid handrails. The first way is to […]

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Welcome to EVstudio- New Field Services Team Member

by Eva Pearce September 19, 2018
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EVstudio is more than architecture and engineering services, we also have a rapidly growing Field Services department in which we help clients with inspection and observations for their projects. From Colorado Springs to Northern Colorado our Field Services crews are out ensuring that projects are […]

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Community Center, Park and Recreation Project News- Prospect Lake Beach House

by Eva Pearce August 23, 2018
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EVstudio has recently been awarded several recreation remodel projects in Colorado Springs and very excited to announce our most impactful one yet. EVstudio has been awarded by the City of Colorado Springs the Prospect Lake Beach House remodel project. This is not just a basic […]

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Designing Your House – Introduction

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 11, 2018

Programming is the architect’s term for figuring out what elements need to be in a project and how they should fit together. Ideally at the beginning of each project you should go through the programming process with your architect and give them all of the […]

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How Can You Tell if a Door is Fire Rated

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 29, 2018

When you’re putting together code reviews for remodels and additions in commercial projects, its often important to know which existing doors are rated. Figuring it out is pretty simple, in order to qualify as a rated door it has to be labeled. So look at […]

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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 11, 2018

I want to address a topic that comes up in every programming interview that very few people give much thought to…Indoor heating and air conditioning… The professional term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and pretty much sums up your indoor air climate. For […]

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Setting up a Remodel Project in Revit

by EVstudio AEP January 19, 2018

There are many things to consider when choosing a software platform. One of the main things I look for is that the software doesn’t limit what I want to do, that is, it shouldn’t get in the way of design. Said another way it should […]

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