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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International’s Online Office Measurement Standard 2010 Developed with Gemini receives AIA Recognition

October 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Calgary, Alberta, and Washington D.C. – October 27, 2011) Gemini Performance Solutions Inc. (Gemini), the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Calgary Region (BOMA Calgary) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International announced today that the online training course for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Exploring and Using BOMA’s Office Measurement 2010, has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for two Learning Unit Hours (LUs).

This course, launched in June this year, has also been approved for RPA, FMA, SMA, CPM, and ARM renewal credits. Upon successful completion, a certificate is provided to document training with insurance companies and accreditation boards. This course, which is available through BOMA International’s website, www.boma.org, allows managers to independently track trainee progress and receive training records.

“We were delighted to receive AIA accreditation for this new online course, as architects and interior designers rely heavily on BOMA floor measurement standards as they work to design and create efficient workspaces for both landlords and tenants,” noted Lorie Damon, BOMA International Vice President of Education and Research.

Kim Adolphe, President and CEO at Gemini, added, “We have been very pleased with the response to this new online course and anticipate that it will only get better with the addition of AIA accreditation.”

The online course outlines what changes were made in the 2010 Office Standard, explains the new terminology and concepts, illustrates the two different methods for measuring office area and guidelines for selecting one or the other, explains the five simple steps to measure office space, and more. The fee for the course is $199 and that includes a complimentary copy of the 2010 Office Standard, "Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area," a $49.95 value. You can register for the course on BOMA International’s website via this page, www.boma.org/MeasurementStandards/OfficeStandardSeminar.

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About Gemini Performance Solutions Inc.
Specializing in eLearning performance-based software technologies and highly effective training content since 1990, Gemini’s solutions deliver flexibility, simplicity, and functionality at an affordable price. A robust learning management system that is up and running in minutes, state-of-the-art eLearning and assessment technologies, combined with highly effective content and exemplary customer service, distinguish us from our closest competitors. We partner with industry experts to offer comprehensive, competency-based online libraries including The Health, Safety and Environment Resources iLibrary (THRILTM) and the SWIFT Solution for the commercial real estate industry. Gemini actively participates in programs that give back to the community such as Safety in Schools. Our partner and client relationships are true partnerships driven by mutual success.For more information, visit us at: www.gemini.com

About BOMA International
Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. The 16,500-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad. BOMA’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.

About BOMA Calgary
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Calgary actively represent its members on issues and matters affecting the ownership and management of commercial properties.

BOMA Calgary is a member driven trade organization dedicated to supporting the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education and networking.  BOMA is the voice of commercial real estate professionals in Calgary, and its members drive the development of various standards and educational opportunities. BOMA Calgary is a member of association of BOMA Canada and is affiliated with BOMA International.

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