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SAVE £300 with Sitemaster Building LT – last few days

January 26th, 2010 Comments off

Sitemaster Building LT

Sitemaster Building LT

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For occasional building surveys

BuildingLT gives you many handy ways to create walls (even double line walls), windows, doors, openings and symbols. You can measure and draw rectangular and circular columns, recesses, chimneys and niches/ductes. You can use the EnterPoint dialog for precise entry of coordinates and angle/distance values.

Sitemaster Building LT Screenshot

The extensive features are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional digital floor plans.

The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images. SiteMaster Building contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD-compatible drawing symbols / blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program furthermore.

Commercial property values rise in 2009

January 26th, 2010 Comments off

commercial-largeProperty consultant CB Richard Ellis said yields for commercial property declined 60 basis points in the last quarter, despite rents growing by 0.1%, meaning the value of commercial property was increasing.

The fall in yields occurred across all property sectors, but was most marked in retail warehousing, with yields falling 90 basis points.

The rise in rents was the first after five consecutive quarters of decline, which means overall rents have fallen 13% from their peak.

Rises were lead by central London retail and offices, with rents growing by 4.9% for shops and 1.4% for offices. Outside the capital growth was largely tentative or negative.

Nick Parker, analyst for UK research at CB Richard Ellis, said: “The recovery in the investment market, has seen around £10bn of property bought in the final quarter of 2009, a volume last seen in the boom years.

“Despite prime rental growth turning positive, this is as yet skewed towards central London, with most occupier markets remaining fragile going into 2010.

“A more broadly based turnaround will come from a revival of growth in the regions, once the economy has gained a firmer footing.”