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 […]
A more detailed Revit® model would require the recording of heights of additional non-structural elements, such as electrical/data objects, ceiling elements, millwork, railings, etc. From this, as well as combined with extensive interior and exterior digital photography, all captured data is modelled entirely in Revit®, with no AutoCAD® files linked in.
We can also integrate 3D laser scanning with our LTS laser surveys, for the ultimate in cost-effective laser-measured 3D models! Areas of extreme detail can be captured in a 3D point cloud, and brought into our surveyed Revit model. This hybrid approach helps save time and reduce costs, in a dramatic fashion!
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Here’s an interesting article outlining the challenges of creating a BIM model on an existing building, for renovations.
The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) recently released: Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area (2010) (“BOMA 2010”). This publication is the latest in a succession of BOMA Standards, which have been widely used for the measurement of the rentable area of office premises since 1915.
The new publication contains many revisions and additions to the previous BOMA standard of 1996: Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings (“BOMA 1996”). We are about to give you a glimpse into what’s new