Steel Screw Pile Foundation

by Jim Houlette, PE March 29, 2019

A deep foundation system that is gaining popularity in areas with difficult soil, contaminated soil and due to its speed of construction is steel screw piles. At first glance screw piles look like the typical helical pier.  However, there are significant differences that make a […]

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Steel Connection Selection Process

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017
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There are many different methods used to determine steel connections. The AISC code – 14th edition states to use one half the maximum reaction for a steel beam to design connections. (That’s half the weight the beam will hold). This method of connection design is […]

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Project Spotlight: Modern Highlands Home

by EVstudio AEP October 19, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Renaissance   EVstudio’s custom designed homes are some of the most ambitious and one of a kind projects that we love to design. This house in particular shows off how brilliant a home can turn out when you have engineers and […]

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Twisted Steel Micro Rebar (TSMR)-The Future of Concrete Reinforcement

by Jonathan Locke August 23, 2017
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We are all familiar with the typical rebar used in concrete reinforcement applications, but many have never heard of Helix steel, or twisted steel micro rebar (TSMR). Micro rebar is roughly 1” long by .02in in diameter. Due to its patented twisted geometry, Helix greatly […]

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Structural Failures to Watch out for While Designing

by EVstudio AEP August 3, 2017
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There are many structural failures that can take place after a structure is in place. But is important to know what kind of failures can take place while you are designing a structure. Some of the more common failures include: Failure of Connections Failure of […]

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MC12x14.3 is Coming to Denver!

by EVstudio AEP May 18, 2014
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You read that right, steel fans — the MC12x14.3 will be available in the Denver market some time in September of 2014. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that that’s a pretty exciting announcement . . . at least, for those of us that design […]

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Is steel a steal?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE June 24, 2008

Not today, but check back later. Why? well, we’re talking about commodities. The prices change and sometimes rapidly. Right now, steel has been skyrocketing. In 2002, the question of steel versus wood as a structural choice was easy – steel all the way. That has […]

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