Dean Dalvit

EVstudio can help you with your Manual J and Manual D calculations

by Dean Dalvit January 10, 2019

Building jurisdictions across the country are in the process of adopting versions of the International Building Codes, and in both the 2006 and 2009 IBC, there are new requirements for providing heating and cooling loads calculated by using an approved calculation such as the ACCA Manual J. […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for High Schools

by Dean Dalvit January 7, 2019
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

by Dean Dalvit January 7, 2019

We are often asked by contractors if they can substitute framing staples instead of nails for their wall and roof sheathing fasteners. There is no easy universal answer to this question because the location of the project may place it in a high wind or […]

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EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit January 3, 2019
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EVstudio’s Mountain Studio does a lot of work across the Colorado mountains as well as the western region in general. One of our single family projects was a 4,000 square foot resort home in the Highlands at Breckenridge. One of the challenging requirements of mountain […]

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The Skinny on Thermal Mass

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018

Alright, let me first say that while I studied thermodynamics and heat transfer in school, it’s been many years since I’ve had to look up a specific heat capacity coefficient. With that said, there are some fundamental things that have stuck and I can’t help […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Apartments in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018
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EVstudio is very active in our Austin office as the multifamily boom continues to drive Austin construction starts. All of our projects start with one fundamental question: How much will this apartment project cost? Our primary resource for construction cost estimating is RSMeans, along with […]

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Deadline for “Bang for your Buck” TV Show Application fast Approaching

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018

Hey DENVER! Do you or someone you know live in a cool renovated loft or condo Downtown? If you have recently renovated a space and think it deserves to win a generous grand prize, then HGTV is looking for you!! Home & Garden Television’s BANG […]

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Interesting Insights on Architecture That Can Repair Itself

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018

Most people  don’t realize that there is a growing  body of research in the world of architecture based on biologic solutions to our built environment. This particular video by Rachel Armstrong from TED.com discusses technologies that are currently being researched that would actually use living […]

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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit November 16, 2018
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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How Can a Supplier Play a Larger Role in Design?

by Dean Dalvit November 6, 2018

I had a great lunch today with Tom Glossa and Denny Rogstad with the Breckenridge Building Center and we discussed the importance of an integrated team approach to design, which would involve a wide variety of team members. The traditional approach to design is for […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for College Laboratories

by Dean Dalvit October 29, 2018
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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 […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Classrooms

by Dean Dalvit September 29, 2018
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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