BOMA (ANSI/BOMA Z) is also still used in some marketplaces; primarily in ultra-competitive, downtown core markets where landlords are. BOMA International is providing the following guidance on the Standard Method for. Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings, BOMA Z, for persons. Today, BOMA International is the secretariat of a suite of measurement standards : Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z

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Also, if a floor corridor configuration was changed, then the gross-up on that floor would change. Please consider andi entire company as your support team! We use a colour coding system that helps you relate the areas on the drawings to the cells in the spreadsheet. Usable space, ani areas and vertical penetrations are delineated according to specific rules.

The next innovation is to then gross up all the useable space in the building bmoa. To find out more about how we can help you, call or email us: This is a standard used for facility management and should not be used for lease negotiations.

There is a Method A and a Method B. There are also so minor differences in how area lines are to be determined. First, it uses the concept of “base building circulation”.

The main difference between the and standards is that the version includes a method to proportionally allocate building common areas as well as floor common areas to suite rentable areas. It is clearly written and has several good illustrations. Generic Lease Documentation Package: They have their own definitions for area that are published online here. Building Owners Management Association, organization which defines standards for measuring space.


We are all here to help. For some buildings, this will mean a decrease in the rentable area.

Although it is not the only one, the dominant standard that defines how to measure and calculate area in commercial buildings is published by BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association. Architectural plans for the property, typically prepared by architects, designers or land surveyors.

BOMA Standards

The government in Canada leases a great deal of office space. The benefit of Method B is that it allows landlords to apply a single load factor ratio to all of the space in the building. Create or Update the PDF file displaying an entire floor showing the layout, suite numbers and rentable area for vacant suites. The usable area of each suite is calculated.

Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors. A ratio between the total area of the floor and the total usable area within suites on the floor is calculated. The concept of dominant portion determines whether the area is measured to the glass line or inside wall face at windows along the exterior enclosure.

What makes it a bit odd as a standard is that it includes two completely different ways to allocate common areas in the building. For more details, see below. Send us an email!


It sounds complicated, but it is quite rational and logical. It is still important because area numbers based on this standard are in use on leases today. A ratio between the total of all the floor rentable areas and the total area of the building including building common areas such as the lobby and mechanical spaces is calculated.

Common areas are allocated on a floor by floor basis. The drawback is that this method relies on a concept of “imaginary circulation” that can be confusing. First the building is surveyed and drawn up on CAD. ansj

BOMA Floor Measurement Standards-Overview

We colour-code and label the areas on the drawing: This is done by grossing up the usable area that a tenant has inside their suite ahsi a factor that accounts for a proportionate share of the spaces that the tenant shares with other tenants: Proposed layout of office space within a suite, used to determine suitability for potential tenants.

To make area calculation consistent and fair, bomaa need to be used. The BOMA standard for measuring office buildings can be a bit confusing. There is a standard, a standard and there are different methods for calculating office, store and industrial areas. It can be ordered by phone: