Sean O'Hara

Chain Migration for Architects and Engineers

by Sean O'Hara July 18, 2018

One of the greatest compliments we receive as a firm is when our existing employees tell their friends and former coworkers about us and they also choose to join the EVstudio team. I’ve jokingly referred to this as “chain migration” and its become a regular […]

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How Can You Tell if a Door is Fire Rated

by Sean O'Hara 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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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara June 18, 2018

As you probably know, EVstudio has grown a lot in the last few years. We have several offices and cover every significant discipline for the design of land and buildings. We plan to continue this growth both organically and through continued merger and acquisition. We […]

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IBC Surrounding Materials Rules – Where You Need Nonabsorbent Surfaces and Wet Wall Definition

by Sean O'Hara May 11, 2018

The 2006 International Building Code includes Section 1210 Surrounding Materials which specifies where you need nonabsorbent surfaces. In toilet and bath rooms you need a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface on all walls to a minimum of 6″. This isn’t required at dwelling units. Its important […]

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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara May 11, 2018

I recently completed the steps to get an architectural license in New Mexico. We’ve had an engineering license in New Mexico for a few years but with some potential for work in New Mexico it made sense to invest in the architectural license. Members of […]

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Where the Building Code Requires More Than Two Exits

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018

In most building types the occupant count is low enough that the building is only required to have  one or two exits. The International Building Code calls out where you must have more. In each story where you have 501-1,000 occupants you are required to […]

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Archived Historic Denver Building Codes

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018

While researching code regulations for a structure that we are remodeling, I came across the page holding all of the adopted building codes and amendments for the City and County of Denver. They date as far back as 1881 and are certainly an entertaining read. […]

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Denver Really is a Great City for Architects

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018
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One of the highlights in my recent trip to Atlanta was a chance to talk to several professionals and academics about the state of architecture in Atlanta. Listening to their worries gave me a real sense of appreciation for the prospects that architects face in […]

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Agreements, Proposals and Contracts Used by Architects, Engineers and Contractors

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

There are no shortage of different forms for agreements, proposals and contracts in the design and construction industry. The base contracts of the design and construction industry are the contracts produced by the American Institute of Architects. These contracts have been in place for more […]

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McDwiff is an Option for Opening DWF Files on a Macintosh

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

We make use of the DWF file format for sending drawings to clients for review or print shops to print. It is a significantly better format for sending drawings than PDF. Not only are the files a fraction of the size, but they are also […]

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What is your architectural style?

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

When I speak with potential clients, this is one of the first questions that I’m often asked. They want to know what style and design tastes I’ll bring to their project. The simple answer is that I will design the style based on the preferences […]

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Warrior in Transitition Complex at Fort Hood Photos

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018
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We recently received some additional photos of the Warrior in Transition Complex at Fort Hood. EVstudio is the architect for the Soldier Family Assistance Center and the Company Headquarters buildings.   Originally posted 2012-06-10 23:12:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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