Q: How long will it take to measure my building and deliver completed 2D floor plans?
It depends on the size, type and layout of the property.
Generally, our Technician will spend about one hour on site to measure a 2,000 square foot home. The Broker Load Data Sheet is delivered by email the same evening as the appointment to load room measurements directly to a real estate listing and the plans are delivered the next business day. The invoice is processed once the square footage is finalized.
The complexity of the layout and the level of detail requested will determine how much time is required. Typically, our Technician can measure and draw about 50,000 square feet per day. Plans are usually delivered by e-mail within two business days.
Q: Will PLANiT need access to every room and storage area?
In order to provide you with an accurate space audit, we must be able to access all the areas in your building. This includes utility rooms, server rooms, storage lockers, etc.
Q: Where do you provide measuring services?
PLANiT provides measuring services throughout the US and Canada. Depending on your location, travel fees may apply. Please contact us for more details.
Q: Are you insured?
As a Professional Engineering firm, our products and services are covered by complete Errors and Omissions Insurance. If requested, we will forward a certificate of insurance in your company's name once a commercial contract has been accepted.
Q: What kinds of area certifications are available?
Most measuring companies will include an “Area Certificate Letter” within their standard measuring package. This document is written on company letter head, it includes a description of the space that was measured, the calculated area and, it would be signed by an authorized person in the company. However, these documents should not be confused with a professional certification.
Where your leases or business requirements state that an area calculation be supported by a professional certification, it requires that the measuring take place under the supervision of a Professional Engineer, Architect or accredited Land Surveyor and, that the certificate include their professional stamp and signature.
PLANiT offers both Letters (signed by our BOMA experts where applicable) as well as Professional Engineer’s Certifications. Engineer’s Certificates are equivalent to an Architect’s and can be used even if your lease document just states that an Architect’s stamp is required.
Q: Is there a professional body governing measuring companies and setting industry standards?
A number of organizations are helping to establish measuring standards including BOMA, SIOR and the USIBD however, there is no single professional body governing the building measuring profession. As a result, there is no mandatory licensing or certification requirements to deliver building measuring services.
PLANiT Measuring® is not only involved with organizations like BOMA and the USIBD, it also holds a Certificate of Authorization from a number of Professional Engineers associations across North America to certify building areas. PLANiT uses Engineering practices to ensure that a systematic and professional methodology is employed in all of its business practices.
Q: What is your Cancellation and Refund policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your measuring appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Once we take a reservation, we hold that time slot open for you and turn away other potential customers. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee if we are unable to book another appointment in its place.
Since our services involve travel and extensive on-site work by our professional Technicians, we cannot offer refunds. However, we want you to be 100% satisfied with your floor plans. If you require any room name changes or additional labeling once you receive your completed plans, please call our office at 905-271-7010 or, fax us at 905-271-4468 and our office Technicians will edit the plans at no additional cost.