Two More BOMA Standards for Building Measurement Accredited
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited two additional BOMA measurement standards.
The first, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010), is a new measurement standard that, according to BOMA, will help property professionals easily and accurately measure office buildings.
The new standard provides important improvements to the previous office measurement standard from BOMA released in 1996, including a new Single Load Factor calculation ("Method B") in addition to the 1996 measurement method now referred to as "Legacy Method A" for measuring spaces, as well as new regional leasing practices.
The second standard, Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement, is a new area measurement standard that outlines the procedure for determining the gross areas of a building — Construction Gross Area and Exterior Gross Area.
The standard is intended for application in buildings containing all types of occupancies, including office, retail, industrial, single and multi-unit residential, hospitality, entertainment and institutional buildings, both private and public, according to BOMA.