We can provide an accompanying set of lease plans for any building we’ve surveyed, typically to BOMA Standards, but of course we can calculate your lease areas based on any other “non-standard” method you specify.
We recognize that many times you are dealing with existing leases, often with very specific wording in the lease as to method of measurement. We will always ask to see any such wording in your lease documents, to make sure our calculations are in accordance with your leases. All this means in practice is the lease specifies where we are to draw our lines with respect to inside/outside/center of walls when determining an area. If you tell us there is no wording in your lease, or you’re dealing with new leases, our recommendation will be to follow the current BOMA Floor Measurement Standards. We have worked and implemented all versions of all BOMA Standards from 1980 through 2010, and served as the First Official and Exclusive Interpreter of BOMA Standards from 2004 through 2009.
The foundation of our service is the provision of what’s commonly called an “As-Built” Floorplan. This differs from an architect’s plan, which is typically a “Design” plan, representing what was supposed to be built as designed by the architect. An “As-Built” is a plan showing what exists today. There is only 1 way to produce an accurate “as-built”, and that is by doing a detailed survey, or measurement, of the structure, carefully documenting the layout and configuration of all walls, doors, windows, stairwells and elevator shafts, plumbing fixtures, structural columns, ventilation shafts, and any other pertinent features.
Includes the Basic As-Built with all its features and benefits, but additionally includes a complete analysis of your building, typically to the latest BOMA Standards. Each floor will include a black and white dimensioned as-built plan, plus a colorized lease plan, showing all Rentable areas. The color is applied over top of the as-built, providing a very graphic and visual representation of the demised areas of your property.
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.
Every building in every city requires Evacuation plans, typically posted beside every elevator and emergency exit, showing your current location, fire safety features, exit routes, as well as emergency phone numbers and instructions.
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 […]
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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
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