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 […]
With any LASERTECH® Floorplan, in addition to basic as-built data, we can collect additional data such as power/communications, reflected ceilings, fire safety features, furniture layouts, elevations, sections and roof plans. Our drawings are delivered electronically, CAD and PDF format, with optional printed reports as well.
We can also provide 3D models, typically in Revit® and to 200-300 Level of Detail (LOD). No 3D laser scan required, as we capture all necessary vertical measurements in our proprietary LTS system during our site survey, including the slab-to-slab elevations, as well as window/sill heights, door heights, plus exterior details. We combine this information with interior and perimeter digital photos to create the model.
BOMA Lease Area Certifications
For Property Management and Building Owners, we can provide an accompanying set of lease plans for any building we’ve surveyed, typically to BOMA Standards, but of course we can calculate your lease areas based on any other “non-standard” method you specify. First officially recognized Interpreter of the BOMA Standards in 2004, we are very familiar with all current and past standards, from Office, to Retail, Industrial, Residential and Mixed Use.
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