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 […]
If we’ve prepared floorplans and reflected ceiling plans, then the preparation of basic elevation drawings and/or sections is straightforward. During our interior survey we simply record the slab-to-slab elevations, all changes in floor elevations, as well as window/sill heights, door heights, plus exterior details as required. Typically exterior elevations, but interior wall elevations can easily be prepared as required as well.
With all our projects, we take digital photos around the perimeter, as well as a few interior shots. When preparing elevations, we take additional ortho photos, around the entire perimeter, and if we’re doing sections we include more extensive interior photography also.
Benefits & Features Include:
- Layered in accordance with industry OR your standards
- Laser-measured, same accuracy as Floorplans, with vertical closure checks built into our LTS survey software
- Can easily be added at anytime, once we’ve captured floorplan and ceiling details
- More cost-efficient for us to prepare at time of Floorplan preparation
- Layered in CAD, and automatically included in the final DWGs provided
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