Exposed Trusses – Where Craft and Functionality Meet

by Hayley Selden July 29, 2019
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Classic mountain homes have traditionally been constructed of heavy timbers – initially due to available materials, and now for continued aesthetics. Exposed timbers have since found their way into other modern design trends with farmhouse and industrial styles gaining popularity. Although many of these current […]

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Water Wise Landscapes – Xeriscape Not Zeroscape

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

EVstudio specializes in providing low-water use and water conservation landscapes to our clients. Xeriscape is a common term used as it relates to the landscape architecture profession, especially in the State of Colorado.  According to dictionary.com, xeriscape “employs drought-resistant plants in an effort to conserve resources, […]

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Snicker-Snack! Post-Tension Tendon Finishing Options

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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Long ago, when I started my career, a contractor asked me if he could use a concrete saw to “cut all of the tendon tails at once” on his new post-tension slab on grade.  That is to say — he was hoping to cut all […]

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Urban Chickens, Yes, Really!

by Maciek Gesikowski, EIT, LEED AP BD+C July 26, 2019
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URBAN CHICKENS, YES REALLY! With today’s culture, many of us choose modern design and uber hip lifestyles.   We try to eat healthy and shop for good foods as well as choose to live in the up-and-coming neighborhoods of Denver’s urban landscape.  Some of us like […]

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Precast Trail Erected in Downtown Evergreen

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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EVstudio had the pleasure of designing the foundation for an elevated pedestrian pathway in Evergreen that links the Downtown business zone with Evergreen Lake and the miles of trails that branch out from this network. Despite heavy rains (and sometimes snow), the General Contractor, Goodland […]

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5 Ways to Finish a Concrete Floor

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Concrete floors in homes and businesses don’t have to be large expanses of gray or covered in tile or carpet. There are several options for finishing the concrete in order to breathe life into it or bring out concrete’s hidden beauty. Integrally colored – This […]

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Structural Evaluation of Existing Foundations. The Glamorous Lives of Structural Engineers.

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

It occurred to me as I lifted the polyvinyl moisture barrier and watched the hordes on tiny brown spiders scatter that they never told you in college that you might be spending quality time in dark, muddy, rusty, moldy places like the crawlspace pictured above.  […]

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Alterations, Restoration and Accessibility in Historic Buildings – IBC

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

The 2006 International Building Code addresses how the code relates to modifications of historic buildings. The IBC states that “The provisions of this code relating to the construction, repair, alteration, addition, restoration and movement of structures, and change of occupancy shall not be mandatory for […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Home?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019

We get this question a lot. People who are planning their dream homes often don’t know where to start. A large part of our discussion in our programming meetings centers around how much home you can afford and if your program is in alignment with […]

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Mid-roof Inspection Engineer including Jefferson County and Westminster

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

EVstudio can provide a mid-roof inspection for Colorado roofing projects, even if you’ve completed too much. Billed hourly, painless process and quick service. 303.670.7242 x4.

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Mass Walls and Required Insulation R-Value – Energy Code

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

Note: This is based on the 2006 IECC and this section changes in the 2009 code, so its always important to verify which code is adopted. Mass walls are walls that provide energy efficiency through mass rather than insulative value. The mass allows them to […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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