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When sketching, do you back out the stairs above the first floor?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • No

    Votes: 14 87.5%
  • Maybe (please elaborate in comments)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16
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Jim Mallon

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Help settle a debate: When sketching a mutli-story commercial building, do you back out the stairs above the 1st floor?
 

PL1957

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I voted "no" because I would never do a sketch. If they want an artist, let them hire one.

I do include a sketch or floor plan from whatever source I can and I make sure I tell people where the floor plan came from.
 

Michigan CG

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We don't typically do sketches unless it is small commercial. They provide floor plans...or someone does.
 

Mr Rex

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I assume you mean measuring. ANSI/BOMA Z-65.1 is the standard. This is from the BOMA site:

2.​
Q:
If a private stairway is built between two floors
occupied by one tenant, is that stairway part of
Rentable Area? Is it part of the Usable Area?

A:​
Yes. The Standard states specifically that vertical
penetrations built for the private use of a tenant
occupying Office Areas on more than one floor are
counted as Rentable. The stairway would also be part

of the Usable Area of the tenant.
 

Mountain Man

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Georgia
In general, no. We look at gross building area, or go by the SqFt in the leases. If it's a condo, we use the recorded condo plat for gross rentable area.
 
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