Structural Engineering

EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Aurora, Colorado “The Granby”

by EVstudio AEP July 18, 2018
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EVstudio was hired to produce full sets of structural plans for several Oakwood homes, including “The Granby” house located in Aurora, Colorado. “The Granby” is a 2-story house.  The house is 1960 square feet, includes 3-5 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, and has various customizable options. Customizable […]

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Structural Engineers and BIM

by Jim Houlette, PE June 18, 2018

I was reading an interesting poll on gostructural.com about how many structural engineers use BIM on their projects. One poll asked engineers to consider their last three projects and of those which used BIM The results were: All three projects used BIM: 18% Two 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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Project Spotlight- Evergreen in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018
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Throw Back Thursday- International Multi-Family Housing Flare The first of several international projects is Aria – a 66-unit podium style condominium project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Located in the newly developed Evergreen Area on the city’s southern side, the project provides a modern twist on multi-family […]

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Balancing Post-Tension

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

Last month, I wrote a quick post about understanding the sources of long-term losses with post-tension tendons.  One of the key points to take away from that is that the more post-tension material you use, the less effective each individual tendon becomes.  However, this is […]

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EVstudio Inspires Girls In Science

by Katelyn Wager, PE March 23, 2018
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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosted its fourth annual Girls & Science event on Saturday, March 3rd, and EVstudio was there to help introduce kids to the fields of architecture and engineering. A team of about 10 EVers from all of our disciplines was […]

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Top Five Toys for Structural Engineers

by Katelyn Wager, PE February 1, 2018
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A countless number of toys exist today, but there are a few that have become the favorites of structural engineers.  Below is a list of the top toys that will help kids start thinking about structural design and get their creative juices flowing. Legos – […]

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EVstudio and the 2017 Home Builder of the Year

by Kylie Tawney, EI January 19, 2018
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Thrive Home Builders, one of EVstudio’s very own clients, was recently awarded ‘2017 Home Builder of the Year’ by Professional Builder Magazine. This prestigious award is so well deserved by an innovative and responsible company. And, it sure does make things exciting here at EVstudio […]

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Denver Dad Saves $$$ on Post-Tension Tendon Supports Using One Simple Trick

by EVstudio AEP November 29, 2017

Last month, I discussed the need for precompression in a post-tensioned slab.  In that post, I mentioned that the code minimum amount of precompression is 125 psi for elevated slabs. I’ve also mentioned some of the various types of elevated decks in the past.  One […]

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EVstudio Mid-Roof Inspections

by EVstudio AEP November 20, 2017
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EVstudio is now capable of performing mid-roof inspections throughout the city and surrounding areas. Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Boulder, Golden, Littleton, Broomfield, Thornton, and Castle Rock are among the areas requiring an inspection and allowing third-party inspections. A mid-roof inspection may be required when the […]

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Sequential Stressing and Elastic Losses

by EVstudio AEP October 19, 2017
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In a previous post, I discussed the sources of short- and long-term losses in unbonded post-tension tendons.  Recently, a question came up on one of my LinkedIn groups regarding elastic shortening and sequential stressing. To refresh your minds, concrete — which is generally regarded by […]

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What Is The World’s Furthest Leaning Tower?

by Jonathan Locke September 28, 2017
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                The Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is the furthest leaning tower in the world.  How far does it lean? Let’s look at the universally known Leaning Tower of Pisa for comparison.  It leans at 3.97 degrees, which […]

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