Table of Contents

BUSI 401 - Commercial Property Analysis

UBC Real Estate Division. 2020. Commercial Property Analysis. Vancouver: UBC Real Estate Division

  • PREFACE: Commercial Building Design and Construction
    Introduction
    Learning Objectives
    How the Book is Organized

  • CHAPTER 1: Introduction
    Background
    The Conceptual Design Process
    Developing a Building Design
    Plans and Specifications
    Construction Budgeting and Management
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 2: Substructure
    Background
    Soil Mechanics
    Types of Building Substructures
    Performance Goals
    Construction Process
    Substructure Issues
    Summary
    Appendix 2.1: Footings and Foundations

  • CHAPTER 3: Superstructure
    Background
    Construction Codes
    Structural Engineering Basics: Forces Acting on Buildings
    Performance Goals
    Superstructure Materials and Construction Methods
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 4: Building Envelope
    Background
    Building Envelope Performance Goals
    Building Envelope Systems
    Design Considerations
    Construction Process
    Maintenance
    Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 5: Building Interiors
    Background
    Interior Building Design Principles
    Terminology and Types
    Performance Goals
    Construction Process
    Problems and Solutions
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 6: Building Systems
    Background
    Elevators and Escalators
    HVAC Systems
    Electrical Systems
    Plumbing Systems
    Life Safety and Security Systems
    Building Intelligence Systems (BIS)
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 7: Green Buildings
    Background
    What is a Green Building?
    Green Features in Commercial Construction
    Building Green: Integrated Design Process
    Green Retrofits
    Rating Green Buildings
    The Business Case for Green Value
    Green Real Estate Challenges
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 8: Area Measurement
    Background
    Direct Measurement of Space
    Evolution of Space Measurement Standards
    Building Measurement Concepts and Terminology
    BOMA 2010 New Concepts and Terminology
    BOMA 2017 Further Clarifications and Modifications
    Industrial Building Measurement
    Retail Property Measurement
    Summary
    Appendix 8.1: Mathematics of Measuring Building Height and Area
    Appendix 8.2: Global Summary of Areas Worksheet
    Appendix 8.3: Enhanced Global Summary of Areas Illustration

  • CHAPTER 9: Environmental Contamination
    Background
    The Nature of Contamination
    Frequently Encountered Hazardous Substances
    Transportation Mechanisms
    Environmental Law in Canada
    Determination of Liability
    Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
    Environmental Reviews and Real Estate Practitioners
    Financial Considerations of Contamination
    Summary
    Appendix 9.1: Detrimental Conditions (Impairments) and Typical Classification

  • CHAPTER 10: Multi-Family Properties
    Background
    Multi-Family Development
    Multi-Family Building Design
    Multi-Family Building Construction
    Inspection of Multi-Family Properties
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 11: Office Properties
    Background
    Evolution of the Office Building
    Office Building Design
    Office Building Substructure
    Office Building Superstructure
    Building Envelope: Cladding
    Building Systems
    Building Finishes
    Office Building Types and Marketability
    Inspection of Office Buildings
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 12: Retail Properties
    Background
    Designing Retail Properties: Types and Formats
    Construction of Retail Properties
    Inspection of Retail Properties
    Summary

  • CHAPTER 13: Industrial Properties
    Background
    Types of Industrial Properties
    Design Considerations in Industrial Properties
    Industrial Site Analysis
    Industrial Building Design and Construction
    Building Systems and Additional Improvements
    Inspection of Industrial Properties
    Environmental Issues with Industrial Properties
    Summary
    Appendix 13.1: Sample Industrial Inspection Guidelines

  • CHAPTER 14: Agricultural Properties
    Background
    Agricultural Industry Overview
    Data Collection and Analysis
    Regional and Neighbourhood Data and Analysis
    Legal Description of the Property
    Land Description and Analysis
    Site Improvements
    Building Description
    Summary

  • GLOSSARY

  • INDEX