EVstudio Remodel Featured as ‘Kitchen of the Week’ on Houzz.com

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

We had the distinct pleasure to work with a repeat client for a remodel and addition to their newly purchased mountain residence in Evergreen, CO. The design caught the attention of the well-known custom home and remodel website Houzz.com, see the Houzz article here, Kitchen of […]

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Hire a Real Structural Engineer When Buying a Home

by Sean O'Hara October 29, 2018
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One of my wife’s long time friends is moving to Denver and he asked that I, as an architect, come take a look at the house that they were buying. Going from Phoenix to Denver there are quite a few differences in how houses are […]

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Filters in Revit for Structural Framing Plans

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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As all architects and engineers using Revit know, the out of box settings are rarely what you need to produce a set of drawings for review. Namely, visual representation of modeled elements often does not match up with your intent. In order to bypass this, […]

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The Exciting Future of Self-Healing Materials – Part 2

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Last month, I discussed the exciting potential of self-healing concrete to reduce global carbon emission and reduce the enormous cost of replacing cracked concrete.  Today, I will discuss another innovation to a material that is almost as ubiquitous as concrete, asphalt!  None other than the […]

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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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Liberty Hill City Administration Building – Construction

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Construction started last month on the new City of Liberty Hill administration building which is being building on an infill lot located in the old downtown area of Liberty Hill. The foundation slab is complete and the CMU elevator shaft is about halfway finished. Framing […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

With each new project we use more and more of the tools in our BIM toolbox. The latest tool that we have developed to the level of prime-time is our structural steel framing within Revit. We are currently working on a very unique custom home […]

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9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara October 29, 2018
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This is a quick sketch that we recently put together for a proposed 9-story mixed-use building. It has a podium of parking on the bottom level with multifamily housing above. At the beginning of projects we use a variety of tools to create concepts to […]

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Asphalt or Plastic Roadways?

by Jonathan Locke October 29, 2018
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Coming from Oklahoma, I know bad roads. Our largely expansive soils and icy winters cause our asphalt pavements to look like swiss cheese. Driving a moped is out of the question. All around the country our roads are in major need of repair and very […]

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Colorado Homebuilding Academy

by Michael Carr October 29, 2018

If you’ve been keeping up on the news in Colorado’s residential sector, you’ve probably noticed that the state (and most of the nation) is experiencing a housing shortage. In 2018 alone, the Denver Post has reported that Denver may have a deficit of up to […]

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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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Post-Tension Elongations: How Long is Too Long?

by EVstudio AEP September 29, 2018
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Recently, we’ve had a few projects where our post-tension elongations came up longer than expected.  As you’ll recall from my post earlier this year, elongation review is a critical part of an engineer’s acceptance of a post-tension slab.  However, I mostly concentrated on short pulls […]

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