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 […]
Once a floor has been surveyed by LASERTECH ® Floorplans, suite drawings are a valuable option for property managers, and are easily extracted and plotted to fit a letter size layout. Basic as-built layout with any or none of the following added: dimensions, room labels, usable and rentable areas. Custom layouts to match your existing lease books easily implemented.
- Invaluable tool for property management.
- 3-ring binding available for an attractive lease-book format
- CAD layouts included in the supplied DWG files on CD
- All drawings provided in PDF format as well
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