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 […]
Along with the basic floorplans, we can also prepare a plan of your ceilings, showing ceiling grids, lighting, HVAC diffusers, sprinklers, smoke alarms, as well as ceiling heights above finished floor surface. Structural beams located and shown, both width and height, if ceilings are open. Optionally include vertical heights of all symbols inserted.
- CAD format same as floorplan, all part of same DWG file (additional layouts prepared)
- Layered in accordance with industry-standard OR your standards
- Laser-measured, same accuracy as Floorplans
- No ceiling too complicated!
- Standard symbology used for all lights, sprinkler heads, etc…
- Can easily be added at anytime, once a Floorplan has been prepared
Again, when renovations are being planned, one of the things usually required by an architect or designer is a plan of the existing ceiling, so as to be able to see existing lighting, HVAC diffusers, sprinklers, speakers, emergency lighting, equipment, as well as any existing ceiling grids. Preparation of such plans can be quite labor-intensive, but as with our Floorplans, we can prepare them faster (and therefore for less) than anyone else, using our unique technology.
- More cost-efficient for us to prepare at time of Floorplan preparation
- Layered in CAD, and automatically included in the final DWGs provided
- Separate layouts setup for PDFs
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