EVstudio Field Services

by Tracy Stinson October 27, 2019

Here at EVstudio, the Field Services Team does it all. Primarily we inspect new construction structural foundations, which include Footings, Steel Walls, Drain, Damp, and Void inspections and PT Slabs. We also do framing and shear wall inspections across the Front Range. The EVstudio Field […]

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Which Is What? Roof Edition

by Nate Danforth October 27, 2019

Have you ever been watching Breaking Bad and think: “what part of the roof did Walter just throw that pizza on to? No? Me neither, but it was a good way to transition into describing more interesting roof components you may not know the name […]

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Dead-End Corridors: What are they and why are they important?

by Michael Hammond October 27, 2019

Three years ago, a forest fire broke out in Canada called the Fort McMurray wildfire. This fire was located extremely close to the city of Fort McMurray and didn’t take long to force mandatory evacuations for the whole town. Video quickly spread like the fire […]

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PUReWall Panel Systems

by Maciek Gesikowski, EIT, LEED AP BD+C October 27, 2019

PUReWall panel system is a unique building system that panelizes the building envelope into sections.  The system allows for the elimination of up to 30% of material waste.  Also, the onsite assembly of the building envelope may be reduced by up to 60% to 75%, […]

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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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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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