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  General Building Guidelines

The following are Benson Tower’s General Building Guidelines included in all Benson Tower leases. They are guidelines for tenants to observe and follow which from time to time may be amended, modified or supplemented by the Landlord as provided in your lease:

  • Sidewalks, doorways, vestibules, halls, stairways and other similar areas shall not be obstructed by tenants or used by any tenant for any purpose other than ingress and egress to and from the premises and for going from one part of the building to another.
  • Plumbing fixtures and appliances shall be used only for the purposes for which designated, and no sweepings, rubbish, rags or other unsuitable material shall be thrown or placed therein. Damage resulting to any such fixtures or appliances from misuse by a tenant shall be repaired at tenant's expense, and Landlord shall not in any case be responsible.
  • No signs, advertisements or notices shall be painted or affixed on or to any window or door or other part of the building except of such color, size and style and in such places as shall be first approved in writing by Landlord. No nails, hooks, or screws will be inserted into the window frames for any reason.
  • Landlord will provide and maintain an alphabetical directory board for all tenants in the lobby of the building, and no other directory shall be permitted unless previously approved by Landlord in writing.
  • Landlord shall provide all locks for doors in each tenant's leased area, and no tenant shall place any additional lock or locks on any door in the leased area without Landlord's prior written consent. Tenants shall not have duplicate keys made except by Landlord. Replacement keys will be provided by Landlord at tenant's expense. Replacement building access cards will also be provided by Landlord at tenant's expense.
  • All tenants will refer all contractors, contractors' representatives and installation technicians rendering any service to them to Landlord for Landlord's supervision, approval and control before the performance of any contractual services. This provision shall apply to all work performed in the building, including, but not limited to, installation of telephones, telegraph equipment, electrical devices and attachments and any and all installations of any nature affecting floors, walls, woodwork, trim, windows, ceilings, equipment, and any other physical portion of the building.

  • Movement in or out of the building of furniture or office equipment, or dispatch or receipt by tenants of any bulky material, merchandise or materials which requires use of elevators or stairways or movement through the building entrances or lobby, shall be restricted to such hours as Landlord shall designate. All such movement shall be under the supervision of Landlord and in the manner agreed between the tenant and Landlord by pre-arrangement before performance. Such pre-arrangement, initiated by a tenant, will include determination by Landlord, and subject to his decision and control, of the time, method, and routing of movement and of limitations for safety and other concerns which may prohibit any article, equipment or any other item from being brought into the building. The tenants are to assume all risks as to the damage to articles moved and injury to persons or public engaged in such movement, including equipment, property and personnel of Landlord if damaged or injured as a result of act in connection with carrying out this service for a tenant from time of entering property to completion of work; and Landlord shall not be liable for acts of any persons engaged in, or any damage or loss to any of said property or persons resulting from any act in connection with such service performed for a tenant. No such movement shall take place on the passenger elevators.
  • Extensive use of freight elevators is restricted to Saturdays and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Such use must be coordinated with the Property Management Office prior to the date of use to provide authorization and prevent conflict.
  • All damages to the building resulting from movement of property by a tenant shall be repaired at the expense of such tenant.
  • A tenant shall notify the Management Office when safes or other heavy equipment are to be taken in or out of the building, and moving shall be done under the supervision of the Property Management Office, after written permission from Landlord. Persons employed to move such property must be acceptable to Landlord. Landlord shall have the right to prescribe the weight and position of safes and other heavy equipment, which shall in all cases stand on supporting devices approved by Landlord to distribute weight.
  • All corridor doors shall be kept closed when not in use.

  • Each tenant shall cooperate with Landlord's employees in keeping its leased area neat and clean. Tenants shall not employ any person for the purpose of such cleaning other than the building's cleaning and maintenance personnel.
  • Landlord shall be in no way responsible to the tenants, their employees, authorized agents or invitees for any loss of property from the premises or public areas or for any damage to any property thereon whether or not such loss occurs when area is locked against entry.
  • Should a tenant require telephonic, internet or other communication service, Landlord will direct the electricians where and how wires are to be introduced or placed, and none shall be introduced or placed except as Landlord shall direct.
  • The City of New Orleans Building Code requires that all telephone cables be enclosed in metal conduit. The telephone company does not, however, do this work. Tenants should contact the Management Office at least 5 days prior to any telephone installation so that Management can coordinate with an electrician to have the conduit installed, at tenant's expense.
  • NOTE: The City Building Code also expressly forbids the use of extension cords or electric heaters in the building. Any fine or penalty resulting from such use shall be the responsibility of the tenant.
  • Tenant shall not make or permit any improper noise in the building or otherwise interfere in any way with other tenants or persons having business with them.
  • Nothing shall be swept or thrown into the corridors, halls, elevators shafts or stairways. No birds or animals shall be brought into or kept in, on, or about tenant's area.
  • No machinery of any kind shall be operated by any tenant on its leased area without the prior written consent of Landlord, nor shall any tenant use, or keep, in the building any inflammable or explosive fluid or substance with the exception of flammable reproduction chemicals stored in approved storage containers.
  • No portion of any tenant's leased area shall at any time be used or occupied as sleeping or lodging quarters.

  • Tenants will not tamper with or attempt to adjust the building standard temperature control thermostats within the premises. The Building Engineers will make adjustments to the thermostats at the request of the tenant. Damage caused by tampering will be repaired at tenant's expense.
  • Tenant is requested to lock all office doors leading to corridors and to turn out all lights at the close of the working day.
  • Tenant will comply with all reasonable requirements necessary for the security of the premises, including the use of service passes issued by the Property Management Office for after hours removal of office equipment/packages, and the signing in and out in the security register in the building lobby after normal working hours.
  • Landlord reserves the right to rescind any of these rules and regulations and to make such other and further rules and regulations as in its judgment shall, from time to time, be needed for the safety, protection, care and cleanliness of the building, the operation thereof, the preservation of the good order therein and the protection and comfort of the tenants and their employees, authorized agents and invitees, which rules and regulations, when made and written notice thereof is given to a tenant, shall be binding upon it in like manner as if originally herein prescribed. Any changes to these rules and regulations shall be applied uniformly to all occupants in the building and shall not modify or vary the terms of a tenant's lease.
  • All modifications in or to the Premises resulting from remodeling must conform to the City of New Orleans building and fire codes. Proposed plans for these modifications affecting floors, walls, woodwork, trim, windows, ceilings, equipment, and/or other physical portions of the building must be approved in writing by the Landlord. This provision will apply to all work performed in the building, including, but not limited to, installation of telephones, telegraph equipment electrical devices and attachments, and all installation affecting floors, walls, woodwork, trim, windows, ceilings, equipment or any physical portion of the building.

  • The Property Management Office will be provided a copy of the building permit which has been "finalized" by the appropriate inspector. As the Owner is responsible for the construction related changes in the building, the cooperation of the tenant in providing the permit copy is appreciated. An application for a permit is not satisfactory, although in approved circumstances, the work may begin if contractor assumes all responsibility in obtaining the final permit and complies with all inspection requirements.
  • Tenant will not make any alterations or physical additions in or to the premises without first obtaining the written consent of Landlord.
  • Tenant is requested to submit a service request via the Service Request System prior to the initiation of any requested work by the Building Engineering staff.
  • Tenant will prevent any utilization of "temporary" and/or "permanent" electrical extension cords, outlet multipliers or similar devices as outlined in Section 400-8 of the National Electrical Code. Such devices should be replaced by permanently affixed outlets properly installed by a licensed electrician.
  • All routine deliveries to tenant's premises shall be made between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., via the freight elevators only. Passenger elevators are to be used only for the movement of persons, unless an exception is approved by the Building Management Office.

  • All freight elevator lobbies are to be kept neat and clean. The disposal of trash or storage of materials in these areas is prohibited.
  • No vending machine of any type shall be allowed in Tenant's premises without the prior written consent of Building Management.
  • No signs, directories, posters, advertisements, or notices shall be painted or affixed on or to any of the windows or doors, or in corridors or other parts of the building, except in such color, size, and style, and in such places, as shall be first approved in writing by Landlord in its discretion. building standard suite identification signs will be prepared by Landlord at tenant's expense. Landlord shall have the right to remove all unapproved signs without notice to tenant, at the expense of tenant.
  • No pets or animals are allowed in the building (except for assistance animals for visually impaired or other disabled individuals).
  • No bicycles, scooters or other vehicles are permitted in or around the building except in areas designated from time to time by Landlord for such purposes.
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