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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Two BOMA Standards Poised for ANSI Accreditation

March 4, 2010

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON—March 4, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is beginning the process of renewing the designation of an American National Standard for its long-respected floor measurement standard for offices, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area. The office standard was first published by BOMA in 1915 and was officially an accredited American National Standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) starting in 1956.

In regaining ANSI’s accreditation and as part of the process, BOMA is soliciting any persons with an interest in voting on whether the standard should be accredited by ANSI. The balloting will begin on March 15, 2010 and will conclude on May 15, 2010.

BOMA is also soliciting any persons with an interest in voting on whether the Gross Areas of a Building: Methods of Measurement should be an ANSI accredited measurement standard. Like the office standard the balloting will begin on March 15 and will conclude on May 15, 2010.

This initiation of the process to renew the ANSI designation for the Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area standard and to obtain the ANSI designation for the Gross Areas of a Building: Methods of Measurement standard marks the second step of the development of six new floor measurement standards by BOMA and its partners in the real estate industry including those for retail, multi-unit residential, mixed-use, industrial, office and gross measured building area.

Any person who has a sincere interest in participating in the voting process for either the Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Offices or in the Gross Areas of a Building standards is requested to contact David P. Tyree, P.E., C.B.O., director of codes and standards, BOMA International, by calling 202-326-6357 or e-mailing dtyree@boma.org to obtain an official ballot. This must be completed prior to March 15, 2010.

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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 9 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.

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