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 […]
As part of our service, we take digital photos throughout a building, exterior and interior. This originally started for our own benefit, to help our CAD operators, but as a courtesy to our clients we provide all photos free of charge, including a photo keymap, where the location and direction of each photo is noted. In addition, we link the photos to the drawings, and the PDFs, so by simply opening either and clicking on the photospots, the photo will open, providing a simple virtual tour of the property.
We can also add in 360 panoramics if required, click on a 360 photospot in our keymaps and bring up a 360 degree panoramic of the room. Spin around, zoom/pan, in full HD resolution.
Benefits & Features Include:
- Photo locations and directions recorded during survey
- 360 Panoramics available on request
- Photos can be brought up from either PDF or DWG
- Let us know of any special requests for photo requirements. Eg. closeups of equipment, electrical panels, etc.
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