Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Laboratories

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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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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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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This or That #4: Trellis vs. Pergola

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 26, 2019
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Home and garden advertisements interchange these a lot…so what’s the real difference? In this corner: a trellis is defined as “a frame or structure of latticework frequently used as a support for growing vines or plants”. And in this corner: a pergola is defined as […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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Multifamily Projects – Closet Depth for Type B Units

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Multifamily projects such as apartments and condos typically fall under IBC Group R-2 and are required to have a specific number of Type A and Type B units per IBC 2012 1107.6.2.  Type A units have a higher level of accessibility than Type B units.  […]

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EVstudio is on Taproot

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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Sorry to all of you Rock fans but we will not be opening for Taproot in the Winter Riot tour. In addition to sharing their name with a rock band, The Taproot Foundation is one of the largest organizations for the promotion of pro-bono work. EVstudio has done pro-bono projects for […]

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Interrupted or Narrow Spread Footing Foundation

by Jim Houlette, PE July 26, 2019

When the site has low to moderate swelling soil an interrupted or narrow spread footing may be used.  The Geotechnical engineer will specify a maximum and a minimum soil bearing pressure.  Most people understand a maximum soil bearing which is discussed more at our post […]

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Erosion Control (BMP) Best Management Practices

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Erosion Control measures have come a long way… especially in Colorado. In fact, most jurisdictions have devoted entire sections of their land development code to address erosion and sedimentation control. Erosion control can vary from simple measures such as silt fencing (used as a temporary […]

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12 Tips for Design Build in Government Contracts

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

These are just some of the lessons we have learned from our most recent government work in the Design Build process. The Design Build process has advantages and some challenges and understanding the Design Team’s role’s and responsibilities under the contract is critical to project […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE July 26, 2019
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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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Revit Tip – Datum Lines Extended Throughout Project

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
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When creating new (elevation) views in Revit, often times, you may find that the datum lines have not carried over to the new view. In order for the datum lines to show up in all corresponding views they must be set to 3D; this is […]

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EVstudio Structural Engineering for Lennar Homes

by Bill Myhren, AIA, EI July 26, 2019
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Wearing both the “architect” and “engineer” hats at EVstudio, I experience frequent cross-over between the two fields and get to participate in a wide variety of projects. Historically, engineers and architects have been known to butt heads at every corner (or corner detail!), but having […]

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