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Shafts in a technical room. How to measure?

Ilya Nikolaevich
April 16, 2010

In a ~25sq.m. ventilation room there are 5 separate vertical penetrations not enclosed by walls. Only steel rectangular ducts (1x1m) go through them and there are enough space for walking in this room for maintenance, etc.

Q: How shall I measure these vertical penetrations? To the surface of metall ducts and deduct them as MVPs? The floor area of the ventilation room will be rentable in this case.

Otherwise it looks reduculous to consider the whole room enclosed by brick walls a big MVP only because of these shafts. Please, advise.

Thank you.

Adam Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
April 26, 2010

Measure to the outside surface of the metal ducts, preferably where it penetrates the slab and deduct them as Major Vertical Penetrations.

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