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 […]
The production of a LASERTECH® 3D model is the final step, if a Revit® file is required. Unlike many competitors who will suggest an expensive 3D laser scan to then produce a Revit® model, at LASERTECH® we instead deliver all in 2D AutoCAD® format first, and then using all heights and vertical measurements collected, our highly skilled and specialized Revit® modelling team will convert the AutoCAD® files to Revit® format, in combination with extensive digital photography our Building Surveyors will collect on site, of both the exterior and interior conditions. The advantage to our clients is you will get quicker results, with 2D drawings available shortly after completion of the field survey, and Revit® files typically within a week or two.
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