A service floor has heating, water and sewage pipelines, power supply mains, and equipment, elevator engine room, supplementary rooms, building rest rooms and much more depending on the nature of the building. You can find it on the top floor, basement area or middle portion of the building.
What is the bottom level of a building called?
The floor at ground or street level is called the "ground floor" (i.e. it needs no number; the floor below it is called "basement", and the floor above it is called "first") in many regions.
How do you call the last floor of a building?
- Sky parlor.
- Top floor.
What is the best floor to be on if a building collapses?
Depends on how many stories. If the building is just a few stories, and doesn't have a part at the bottom that's more reinforced, then the top would probably give you a better chance. For instance, the CTV Building in New Zealand collapsed in an earthquake in 2011. It was 6 floors.
What rooms are on the service floor?
Examples of floor service areas include the following areas that primarily service only the floor upon which they are located; Restrooms, Janitorial closets, Electrical and telephone closets, Mechanical room. On an upper level multi-occupant floor, the elevator lobby and the multi-occupant corridor.
Can you add another floor to an existing house?
When adding a second story to a house, you can consider either a new build from scratch or a modular one. New build additions are far more customizable and can be built to your precise specifications, but they often cost more and take longer to add. Modular additions are much quicker to install than from-scratch ones.