Accurate, High Quality Laser Blueprints
AccuMeasure floor plans are high quality, detailed, drawings that show accurate floor plan measurements of existing buildings using state-of-the-art laser calculation technology. Clients can choose to have their spaces measured according to typical scope, which includes walls, doors, windows, stairwells, elevators, plumbing fixtures, and built-in cabinetry, or the client can add other optional details such as electrical outlets, data and phone jacks, reflective ceiling plans, fire exit plans, lease plans, and individual suite plans. AccuMeasure can also modify the CAD layering standards for their drawings to cater to clients' specific needs.
Laser Measured Floor Plans Reflect the Structure "As-Built"
Even when a copy of the architect's original blueprints is available, those blueprints reflect the architect's intentions for the building without accounting for certain modifications that may have occurred during construction or after occupancy. The laser measured plans show the structure "as-is," giving a snapshot and up-to-date laser measurements of the building.
Quick and Detailed Service
AccuMeasure's laser measured floor plans are created on-site by trained field technicians using a hand-held pen tablet computer with custom surveying software and the laser measurement device. The field technicians download the data from the laser device directly to the hand-held computer, which verifies accuracy of the data without the errors that may occur when data is entered manually. This laser measurement technology is fast and accurate, raising the bar for the industry in terms of efficiency.
Clients Choose Final Laser Blueprint Presentation
Once the calculations are complete, AccuMeasure can deliver the laser measured floor plan in a variety of ways. Clients can choose from scaled plots, electronic CAD file formats, or common graphic files on CD (or multiple methods, if desired). For added visibility, clients may request that AccuMeasure color-code the tenant, core, and common areas. In addition to the visual floor plans, clients may benefit from a lease analysis spreadsheet highlighting the ANSI/BOMA calculation standards associated with the laser measurements.
BOMA: The Industry Standard for Area Measurement
AccuMeasure calculates square footages according to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) standards, which is the industry standard for analyzing space in office, retail, mixed use and industrial buildings for leasing purposes. Using BOMA standards to determine usable area (exclusive to one tenant) and rentable area (shared among multiple tenants) helps building owners and tenants compare and contrast different spaces in a uniform way. Without these standards, tenants may not have an accurate idea of space comparisons when weighing the merits of two or more potential spaces, and they may pay more than they should for a space as a result. Building owners also benefit from consistent BOMA calculations by having a basis on which to market their spaces for lease and by avoiding liability in the event that a tenant employs a lease auditor.
What Makes BOMA Calculations Important
Laser measured floor plans prepared by AccuMeasure include intricately detailed calculations with clear delineation of the "lease lines," identifying usable area occupied exclusively by one tenant meets "common" or rentable area shared among multiple tenants in the same building. AccuMeasure's laser calculations also take into account whether a lease boundary begins on the inside of a wall or the outside of a wall, a small but important detail that, in a common area of a building, affects all building tenants. Additional considerations that may cause confusion are telephone and network wiring closets, elevator alcoves, storage areas, and steps. AccuMeasure's trained staff knows the standards and applies them consistently, giving clients the confidence that their plans are measured accurately and according to BOMA calculations.
Client Confidence with AccuMeasure
Clients with AccuMeasure floor plans receive a detailed spreadsheet, which is summarized on an accompanying Lease Plan. Because AccuMeasure uses cutting edge laser measurement technology and BOMA's custom area calculation software, clients can be confident that the details on their plans are calculated to the highest degree of accuracy.
Benefits that AccuMeasure Offers Building Owners
AccuMeasure services include:
- Area calculations using certified industry standards which:
- Protects owners from tenant lawsuits regarding lease discrepancies
- Eliminates confusion about classification of unusual spaces (closets, stairs, utility rooms, etc.)
- A detailed spreadsheet of area calculations and a summarized Lease Plan for the space
- Great "As-Built" drawings for each floor of the property
- Increased rental revenue from changes in the BOMA standard that offsets the cost of the survey and plans in most cases.
Manageability of Blueprints
Paper blueprints can be large and unwieldy to read and to store. Experienced drafting professionals at AccuMeasure can create a Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing of any legible blueprint that can be stored on a CD or flash drive into the client's choice of compatible file formats (e.g. AutoCAD ".dwg" or Adobe ".pdf"). The CAD blueprints created by AccuMeasure are 100% accurate conversions of the old paper versions, and much more easily stored and shared. Imagine the convenience of sharing blueprints with colleagues through email, free of charge, instead of paying postage to mail them.
Easy Blueprint Modification for Renovations
If a company makes modifications or renovates its building, a paper blueprint would be cumbersome to update. After AccuMeasure's paper to CAD conversion, a complete re-drawing of the plan is not necessary, as modifications to reflect the floor plan changes are much easier to make. The accurate blueprint measurements are maintained, and accurate modifications are made quickly and easily.
AccuMeasure Floor Plan Drawings for Marketing Pieces
AccuMeasure can create reader-friendly versions of clients' laser measured blueprints that they can integrate into various marketing materials. These files can be saved in a variety of image formats for client convenience. Potential tenants like to see floor plans of the spaces that they are comparing to help them imagine the spaces as their own, so having a to-scale floor plan on a marketing document brings real estate shoppers one step closer to visualizing themselves in a space for rent.
More Features than Paper Blueprints
There are many additional benefits to paper to CAD conversion other than a neater, more easily preserved drawing. CAD blueprints make searching easier, so there is no rummaging through closets and file cabinets. As electronic files, these blueprints can be found on hard drives or storage media using a quick "search" feature on your computer. Unlike a paper blueprint, a CAD drawing can also integrate other electronic content like hyperlinks, audio, and video that may help in the organization or note-taking process without taking up more space or adding cluttered notes to a blueprint.