Entries by Steve Orser

Lasertech Floorplans Opens NY Office

LASERTECH Floorplans, an international provider of as-built architectural services, is pleased to announce the opening of its New York office.    The New York office will allow LASERTECH to meet an increasing demand for as-built solutions and services on the East Coast.  LASERTECH has a network of surveyors located throughout the US and Canada, and by adding […]

BOMA 2017 Office Standard – implemented!

Having just received the much-anticipated new BOMA 2017 Office Standards, we quickly went to work here at Lasertech Floorplans to digest, as well as implement, the new Standard, so as we could offer this to our clients, both old and new. Since implementing in October, we have done dozens of conversions already, and it seems […]

BOMA releases the new 2017 Office Standards

Finally, the new BOMA 2017 Office Standard has been officially released. This has been much anticipated by building owners, as it will certainly increase Rentables in most buildings, by an average of 2% is what we’ve been told. Most notable are the ability to now include exterior balconies and roof top terraces in Rentable area, […]

Need to comply with San Francisco “Soft Story Retrofit” Ordinance?

San Francisco recently signed into law an ordinance making retrofitting of thousands of seismically unsafe buildings mandatory.  This ordinance applies to wood-frame buildings built before 1978, which are at least three stories tall and have at least five residential units. These apartments are unsafe because an earthquake shakes the bottom floor that supports the weight of […]