What's an As-built
drawing you ask?
An as-built is an integral
part of the structure's past and current state. Over time the
structure will undergo several changes or up-fits that will not
be reflected in the original design. As implied, an As-built
drawing describes how the structure appears today. In fact 9
times out of 10 the original structure has changed many times
due to tenant needs, improvements and highest and best use of
the property, just to name a few. Proportionally as the
structure changes the square footage or area changes as well
which leads us to the second reason why an as-built is needed.
Building owners want to maximize as much rent-able area as possible
and knowing what the current usable area is critical in
determining accurate tenant space revenue.
such as laser measuring devices paired with Bluetooth communicating
and proprietary field tablets have raised the bar for accuracy. The old
steel tape is out, now we can obtain accurate measurements that can be obtained
to the nearest 1/32". This will also reveal the true
structure's envelope within the as-built over what was originally
from an As-built drawing you ask?
owners, prospective buyers, tenants, real estate professionals, Architects,
Engineers, construction trades and attorneys.
Current As-built drawings and up-to-date property
brochures are great selling tools only if they are accrue and depict
the true representation of the space! If future improvements are
needed an as-built drawing is the first prerequisite in the
up-fit / improvement process of the space.
What are other
uses for an as-built?
& Fire safety plans, (MEP) Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing,
Systems plan locations, space planning and many more.....
often should an As-built be done?
you know improvements have been done to the structure then an
as-built is needed. More importantly area calculations of the
improved space may affect the whole structure if common areas
is a current As-built a great ROI return on investment?
entire structure As-built preformed in the last 2 years
can provide an excellent ROI due to leading edge technology calculating
area and accurately representing rent-able area. If an
As-built has not been performed within this timeframe most
likely you are using outdated area calculations, which means
less rental and sales revenues.
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