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 […]
Roof plans can be added whether we’re measuring the full building, partial building, or just the roof. Parapets are measured and drawn typically, as well as any rooftop rooms or enclosures, and additional options include the location and measuring of all roof-top equipment, major ducts and vents, slopes, as well as all heights and level changes, typically required for elevations or Revit.
In addition drains, slopes, equipment close up photos to identify all serial and model numbers, and anything else visible can be measured and documented.
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