Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE

Consider Closed Cell Spray Foam for your Thermal Envelope

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 29, 2019

Our projects range across commercial and residential building types and climates from cold and dry high alpine environments above 10,000 feet to hot and humid sites below 1,000 feet. One very important element to consider in every design is the thermal envelope. This is composed of the […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Recreation Facilities: Racquetball Courts

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 22, 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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EVstudio Recognized for Entrepreneurship in The Zweig Letter

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 15, 2019
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We’re proud to have been featured by ZweigWhite in their December issue of The Zweig Letter. The focus of the article was on entrepreneurship and the standout qualities of EVstudio that differentiate us from the rest.   The full letter can be found in .PDF […]

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Insulate Your Investment

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 11, 2019

With energy costs constantly on the rise and sustainability issues being at the forefront of every design interview we have, there is no better time to talk about one of the easiest ways to save energy and reduce our carbon emmissions: Insulation. The specific type […]

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EVstudio Serves Civil Engineering and Surveying Projects of All Sizes

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 11, 2019

At EVstudio, we are always looking for ways to serve our clients better. With swings in the economy come swings in workload. While we continue to grow our team of Civil Engineers at EVstudio, we also have strategic partnerships with firms that we have very […]

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Office and Industrial Space Continue to Absorb through Q4 2015 and into 2016

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE February 15, 2019
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According to Cushman and Wakefield, an industry leader in Real Estate, the numbers for Q4 2015 look good for both the Office and Industrial markets. Jobs in the US continue to rise, driving the demand for more office space. Similarly, Industrial space enjoyed its 23rd […]

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Gabion Walls can be used for Landscape Design as well as Retaining Wall Design

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE February 6, 2019

One type of site wall system that is very common in Europe, and only beginning to gain popular acceptance in the US is a Gabion Wall System. Essentially, a Gabion wall is a wire cage that is formed to contain loose rocks as a mass. […]

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Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE January 29, 2019

With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as […]

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One Principal’s Advice to an Architecture Student Looking at Grad Schools

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE January 29, 2019
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Here’s a question I received today from an Architecture Student finishing up their Bachelor’s Degree and looking at Graduate programs: “Hello, I will be a graduate of Montana State University this Spring in their Architecture program. I just recently was accepted into the University of […]

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

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE 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, AIA, PE 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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EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE 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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