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Customizing Revit Shortcuts to Streamline Your Workflow

by evstudio May 8, 2019

Did you know you can customize your shortcuts/hot keys in Revit? If you are forever forgetting that the “mirror” command is MM instead of MI, or another shortcut just makes sense to you, this is a tip that will save you time and frustration. The […]

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Wood Embedment in Concrete

by evstudio May 7, 2019

When designing a pavilion recently I came across an interesting design question. Can you embed wood columns into concrete piers? My first search for the answer led me to the 2009 IBC. Section 2304.11.4.1 Posts or columns. Posts or columns supporting permanent structures that are […]

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New Page on EVstudio.us “Top Ten Reasons to Choose EVstudio”

by evstudio April 19, 2019

There’s a new page on EVstudio.us. We’ve listed the top ten reasons to choose EVstudio: 1. EVstudio is your architect for life. We are willing and able to work with you on any project type and we will still be here in 10, 20 even […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 29, 2019

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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Agilia Self-Consolidating Concrete

by evstudio March 29, 2019
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An EVstudio residential client is considering using Agilia in place of gypcrete to be applied over their radiant floors.  It tends to be more cost-effective and can be polished and finished similar to concrete. Agilia’s Gyvlon Screed A (by Lafarge) is a pump-applied, free-flowing floor […]

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LoHi Denver Apartments — Construction Update

by evstudio March 29, 2019
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EVstudio’s multi-family project in the LoHi Denver neighborhood is well into its first construction phase (see my post back in May, when the site consisted of a few piles of dirt). While I took the pictures below, the crew was in the process of pouring Building […]

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Typical Rafter Insulation Detail

by evstudio March 28, 2019

Here is a typical insulation detail for a rafter framed roof.  We’re showing a 1” polystyrene baffle to provide airspace between the roof sheathing and rigid insulation for required roof ventilation.  Under that is a 2” spray foam insulation with an R-6.9 per inch thermal […]

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Mediterranean Style Homes

by evstudio March 21, 2019

As a first disclaimer, a ‘Mediterranean’ style house is bound to be a mishmash of a number styles and customs across an entire region of countries – the Mediterranean is a large body of water.  There are several characteristics that apply across the board that can […]

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Using Architecture For a Bigger, Counter-depth Refrigerator

by evstudio March 8, 2019

Counter-depth refrigerators are popular for a polished, upscale look in kitchens.  However –  they are also considerably more expensive the traditional, full-depth refrigerators, and offer less storage room for the counter space taken up. Depending on your floor plan, manipulating the walls behind the fridge […]

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Getting Nailed: A Brief History of Nails

by evstudio February 8, 2019

Unless they get one in their car tire I am willing to bet that the average person does not spend a lot of time thinking about nails. I actually do think about nails quite a bit, but then again I am a structural engineer who, […]

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Permanent Makeup Water Connections to Heating Water Systems

by evstudio February 6, 2019

A typically designed and/or installed detail for a heating water system (and hydronic systems in general) shows the makeup water with a permanent hard connection to the heating water system.  The EV Studio Mechanical Department recommends against this practice, however. There are a few reasons […]

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Landscape Architecture available from EVstudio in Colorado

by evstudio January 17, 2019

Landscape Architecture is a necessary component for land development plan approval and building permit approval for many jurisdictions.  EV Studio provides landscape architecture along with all other related disciplines to assure quality control for your project. We work with a broad range of private and […]

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