Industrial Standard

From the first skyscrapers to modern industrial complexes, BOMA has been defining the way properties are measured for more than 100 years. The industrial standard was developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI Z65.2 – 2012) details procedures for determining the area of an industrial building using the two dominant market measurement practices—Exterior Wall Methodology (Method A) or  Drip Line Methodology (Method B).

Features of the Industrial Standard include:

  • Measurement information for determining and calculating rentable area for both single occupancy and multiple occupancy in both one-story and multi-story buildings.
  • 22 definitions of common terms used in industrial building measurement.
  • Illustrations throughout that demonstrate different measurement methodologies for various building sizes and occupancy types.
  • Information on areas/items to be excluded in floor area calculations, as well as special conditions.

BOMA Industrial Standard Education:
BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard Seminar

Seeking Volunteers to Serve on ANSI Canvass Body

BOMA International is finalizing the revisions to its floor measurement standard for industrial buildings (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2012). Per ANSI requirements, BOMA is soliciting any persons with an interest in voting on whether the standard should be accredited by ANSI. The balloting will begin in September and will conclude 45 days following the initiation of the process. Details on the ANSI Canvass Process and serving as a canvassee may be found here.

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