Commercial

Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit November 16, 2018
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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Denver Engineers Not Surprised by New Post-Tension Rule

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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Good day!  Your usual post–tension maniac here, with more exciting information on post-tensioning! A few months ago, I mentioned that finishing post-tension tendons was an area of special concern, since corrosion is very much the arch-enemy of post-tension tendons.  There are actually a lot of […]

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LEED VOC MSDS SCAQMD

by EVstudio AEP September 28, 2018

Part of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to provide better environments for building occupants. Something we do every day but don’t think about much is breathing. Our lungs are very sensitive to contaminants and dust. If you have ever walked into […]

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Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2018

I have recently been asked by a client about a new heating and cooling concept for their project:  geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of climate concerns and rising energy prices. A […]

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Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

by Dean Dalvit July 23, 2018

We have recently installed a number of solid wood commercial doors in our Denver studio at 1117 Cherokee Street and during the pricing and selection process, we asked about the price difference to have glazing in the door slabs. As it turns out, glazing a […]

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Cost Per Square Foot for Construction for Medical Office Buildings

by Dean Dalvit July 11, 2018
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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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Project Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

by Katelyn Wager June 29, 2018
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EVstudio’s Structural and Civil Engineering teams have joined Infinity Property Collection and Meridian 105 Architecture to work on an exciting update to a historical firehouse is Denver’s LoHi neighborhood.  The brick building located at West 32nd Avenue and Erie Street was originally built in the […]

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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit May 11, 2018

I want to address a topic that comes up in every programming interview that very few people give much thought to…Indoor heating and air conditioning… The professional term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and pretty much sums up your indoor air climate. For […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018
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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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Reinforcing Concrete Slabs-on-Grade

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, I got a great question regarding the reinforcement of concrete slabs-on-grade, so I thought I’d take a quick minute to share how rebar works structurally when the slab is continuously supported by earth. First, it’s important to understand that, structurally, no […]

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Important Factors in Retail Jewelry Store Design

by Dean Dalvit March 29, 2018

We recently completed the Daniel Diamonds Jewelry Store in Bergen Park, and were able to study the important design features that make Retail, and in particular, Jewelry Stores unique among other tenant finish types of projects. First and foremost, for all retail storea, and especially […]

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LEED Project Team Formation is an Important First Step in any LEED Certification Project

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

The first step in preparing for the LEED Certification process on a building project is the formation of the LEED Project Team. Integrated design is one of the most important sustainability strategies and a good project team will become the key to an integrated, efficient, […]

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