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 […]
In addition to basic floorplan detail, we can optionally locate and show all electrical outlets and switches, data and telephone jacks, electrical and telecommunications panels, sensors, thermostats, junction boxes, basically any floor or wall mounted power/communications device. These are symbolized and shown on the Floorplans, with an accompanying legend.
- Useful for renovation as-builts, office/space planning
- Required by architects/designers in most cases
- Floorplans may be printed with or without these symbols overlaid
- Layered in accordance with CAD standards specified
If there are renovations being planned, either now or in future, then at the time of the initial measurement it would be wise to include the minor extra cost of locating all electrial power and telecommunication devices. We will measure the location of each from a nearby corner, and place a symbol for each on the floorplan. These symbols will be placed on separate CAD layers, which can easily be turned off or on. Therefore, you will be able to have regular floorplan plots without the added clutter of these symbols, when not required.
- Located and stored on separate CAD layers
- Separate layout setup for PDF, but a permanent feature in the CAD drawing (model space)
- Standard CAD symbols
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