Industrial Standard

BOMA 2019 for Industrial Buildings: Standard Method of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2—2019)  is the update to the 2012 Industrial Standard. BOMA first published its Industrial Standard with the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® in 2001. The Industrial Standard was updated in 2004, 2009 and 2012. The Industrial Standard is intended exclusively for Industrial and Flex Buildings and their associated structures and may be applied to single tenant, multi-tenant or multi-building configurations.

The 2019 Industrial Standard features a single method of measurement. It generates multiple Load Factors for various shared space types, such as Building Service Area, Floor Service Area, Inter-Building Area, etc. These Load Factors are successively applied to Occupant Areas on a pro-rata basis.

Features of the 2019 Industrial Standard:

  • The 2019 Industrial Standard follows the new format introduced with the 2017 Office Standard. The Industrial Standard is published in landscape to align the standard’s language with the accompanying illustrations. It is presented in a step-by-step format to make it easier to follow and rewritten to make it easier to understand the concepts and methodology, including helpful hints.
  • To address ambiguities and inconsistencies found after the publication of the 2012 Industrial Standard, a series of best practice guidance was developed and incorporated into the 2019 Industrial Standard.
  • The International Property Measurement Standards contain three distinct measurements, known as IPMS 1, IPMS 2 and IPMS 3. IPMS 1 is common among each of the IPMS standards and is used for measuring the total area of all classes of buildings on a floor-by-floor basis, including external walls. The Boundary Area of the 2019 Industrial Standard is fully compatible with IPMS for Industrial Buildings IPMS 1.
  • The 2019 Industrial Standard introduces a new methodology for measuring industrial buildings. Method A (Exterior Wall Methodology) and Method B (Drip Line Methodology) have been replaced with a unified method of measurement.
  • Other features include:
    • Single Occupant and Multi-Occupant scenarios on one chart
    • Inter-Building Areas fully implemented
    • Capped Load Factor applied to individual occupants
    • Flexibility to separately disclose areas of interest
    • Major Vertical Penetrations at lowest level included in Rentable Area

Download the 2019 Industrial Standards Fact Sheet for a quick reference on what’s new in the 2019 Industrial Standard.

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