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How to allocate large areas of solid masonry poche space in historic building

Tim Gaidis
January 12, 2021

Working in a 1905 courthouse that is being renovated to an office building. There are larger areas of unoccupiable poche space due to large solid masonry piers (in some cases 4'x4'+, and in some cases long sections of 20' x 3' or so). Does that space just go to floor service area or become part of the owned wall of building service area?
Many thanks...

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
January 13, 2021

Hi Tim,

There are no special considerations for large structural elements in a building. Structural columns and other building support systems necessary to the Building are ignored and simply considered part of the Space Classification they occupy.


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