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Wind or Fallen Tree Damage Report by a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 30, 2019

Unfortunately, we are experiencing some high winds as the year ends.  Although structures built in the last 20 years should have been designed to withstand a 90mph wind gust or higher in some areas along the front range it doesn’t protect the structures from falling […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE May 30, 2019

Part 12 – Deep Breaths, What’s Next, and Starting Over! When we started this process, we were balancing several objectives; we wanted to build our home ourselves, we needed a place to live in a relatively short time, long-term we wanted a detached space for […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by EVstudio AEP May 21, 2019

One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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Mountain Modern Dried In

by EVstudio AEP May 20, 2019

Our Mountain Modern home is almost dried in. By this time next week the roof should be the rest of the way on. Good timing too. The snow is really going to start to fly soon! Originally posted 2012-12-28 08:44:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE April 5, 2019

Part 11 – Siding, Final Inspections, Fun…and a baby Final inspections started in the middle of September with Final Fireplace, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing inspections all going quickly.  Minor things like caulking the shower handle plate and toilet base, a pin in the door to […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 29, 2019

Part 10 – Flooring, Cabinets, and Tile The end was in sight even though it was only July and there was still lots to do.  The work became easier to tackle each night since each task could be split into smaller tasks and progress was […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 21, 2019

Blog 9 – Subs, Sheetrock, Insulation, Gas, …. And Xcel With an exhaustive sigh of relief, most of the significant physical obstacles were in the rear-view mirror.  Moving forward, most of the work included things I needed to have others do or was comfortable with […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 8, 2019

Part 8 – Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Testing With the exterior waterproofing of the home well underway, the focus turned to the interior organs.  This was the one area that I was by far the least familiar with and the least comfortable doing.  I felt good about […]

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Foundation Construction – When Frost Depth Can Not Be Met

by evstudio November 30, 2018

The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) specifies that foundation walls, foundation piers and other permanent support of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost heave. As we know, when water freezes it increases in volume. Bearing a structure’s foundation below the frost line helps […]

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Repair of Badly Damaged Joist and Sill Plate Due to Water Moisture

by Jim Houlette, PE November 30, 2018

The repairs are complete at a residence in Greeley where water moisture was so severe along the entire north face of the house the joists and sill plate had crushed like cardboard.  EVstudio’s Structural Department worked with Complete Basement Systems to provide a high quality […]

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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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EVstudio Luxury Mountain Home in Evergreen For Sale

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE September 29, 2018

We had the pleasure of working on a Luxury Mountain Home with an enterprising client and contractor that is now on the market for the discriminating buyer to own. The property is in Evergreen, Colorado and the full listing on realtor.com can be found here: […]

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