Easy Method for Generating Area Take-offs Using Autodesk Design Review

by Kacy Landsittel March 27, 2018

During the design process clients and builders need area take-offs for estimating pricing on materials for managing an appropriate budget for their project. At EVstudio we utilize Autodesk’s Design Review program as a means for clients to review our drawings throughout the design process. Builders […]

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Pre-cast Parking Garage Solutions

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017
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As hot real estate markets keep the fast pace in cities across the country, the inventory of large tracts of land has increasingly dwindled.  To accommodate smaller parcels and keep pro formas intact, developers have been compelled to pack more rentable area onto ever shrinking […]

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Parking Garage Construction Cost – Structured Parking

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP December 9, 2010

With tighter urban site designs we frequently discuss the option for structured parking. Its an attractive option for creating a walkable urban environment and it also makes great economic sense when land becomes expensive. The first question is always, “What does a parking garage cost”. […]

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Opening Protection and Fire Rating in Garages – Requirements for the Door and Gypsum Board

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 26, 2008

The International Residential Code specifies how garages must be separated from dwelling units in residential construction. There are rules for openings (doors), for penetrations and for gypsum board in the wall assemblies. First, you cannot have a door directly from a garage into a room […]

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