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 […]
At LASERTECH ® Floorplans, we take pride in our state-of-the-art technology, and its application to the 2D and 3D as-built drawing and model production process.
Key to our system for creating laser-accurate as-builts are 4 core technologies: the Laser Disto from Leica for accurate measurement, the Microsoft Surface tablet as our chosen software platform, the LASERTECH ® Survey System (LTS) for data-gathering, and of course AutoCAD® and Revit® from Autodesk, the industry standard in terms of deliverable format for architectural drawings. Combined, this technology has revolutionized the production of accurate as-built drawings and models.
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