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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Accessible Drinking Fountain Guidelines ADA

by evstudio July 26, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires wall-mounted drinking fountain units to have a clear knee space of at least 27” high, 30” wide, and 17” to 19” deep.  They should also have a minimum clear floor space of 30” by 48”, for wheelchair accommodation. […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

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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Geared Security Hinges

by Maciek Gesikowski, EIT, LEED AP BD+C July 26, 2019
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Geared Security Hinges: If you’ve ever wondered how to hang a door with a hinge on the exterior side of the door that will also protect from forced entry, a geared hinge is your solution.  Geared hinges are super light since they are extruded from […]

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LEED: A Critique of the Unintended Consequences of Credit 5.2: Maximize Open Space

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, has been a product of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) since 1998.  Since 1998, LEED has grown and is a valued resource for many buildings across the country.  I will provide a series of posts […]

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Understanding Trus Joist Pro Ratings and Minimum Deflections by Code

by Jim Houlette, PE July 26, 2019

When designing floor joists engineers must check several design properties including moment, shear, bearing and deflection.  In this article we are going to focus on deflection since it is a common complaint from homeowners. For any structural member deflection limits must be satisfied based on […]

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Letter of Recommendation From the Patel’s for EVstudio

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019
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I recently received an email from one of our past residential clients and they included a nice note of recommendation: When we decided to build a new home, we had very little experience in the process. We were referred to architect Sean O’ Hara and […]

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Permanent Retaining Walls using Soil Nails and Shotcrete

by Jim Houlette, PE July 26, 2019

EVstudio does a wide range of projects and design services.  One of those services is soil retention and temporary soil shoring.  There are many different ways to retain soil, but one of my favorites is the use of soil nails and shotcrete.  With the right […]

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This or That #1: LEED accreditation vs. certification

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 26, 2019
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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was developed by the US Green Building Council as a way to quantify environmentally friendly design in buildings and everywhere you go in our industry you hear about people and their projects becoming either accredited […]

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Cost Per Square Foot for Construction for Medical Office Buildings

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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In an effort to keep our information current with the moving economy, I am posting an update to the series on Estimated Construction Costs per square foot for Medical Office Buildings, a project type for which EVstudio has extensive experience. Below is a chart from RSMeans […]

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