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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA’s Office and Gross Area Measurement Standards Receive ANSI Accreditation

May 26, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON—May 26, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced that two more of its measurement standards, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010) and Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3 – 2009), have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A third title in BOMA’s suite of measurement standards, Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z.65.2–2009) was also recently accredited by ANSI.

Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement is a new measurement standard that 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.

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.

Both standards feature full color illustrations, hyperlinked definitions and a new interactive downloadable format.

“These two standards provide critical information for industry professionals looking to accurately and concisely measure buildings,” remarked BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “Property professionals look to BOMA to set the standard in building measurement and we are proud that three standards in our suite of measurement publications are now ANSI accredited.”

BOMA has also begun the process of putting two more building measurement standards through the ANSI consensus process, including the recently released Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (2010), as well as a new standard in development for measuring retail buildings.

Learn more about BOMA’s measurement standards.

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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 17,000-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.

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Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
ltiffany@boma.org
(202) 326-6365