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Methods of Building Measurement

The education industry presents a large market for commercial space owners and operators The method of measuring this space is surprisingly subtle.


Methods of Building Measurement

March 11, 2020
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“Pittore e Professore Universitario Tedesco” | Gotthardt Kuehl Lübecker Waisenhaus (1894)


The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) is an ANSI-accredited consensus standard developer.  BOMA has initiated the process of revising its real property measurement standard —  BOMA Z65.2 For Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement.  The primary objectives of this standard are:

– To promote an unambiguous framework for determining the areas of Industrial Buildings with a strong focus on Rentable Area calculations;
– To facilitate transparency and clear communication of building measurement concepts among all participants in the commercial real estate
– To allow a comparison of values on the basis of a clearly understood and generally agreed upon method of measurement; and
– To align concepts and measurement methodologies with the International Property Measurement Standards: Industrial Buildings (January 2018)

Comments due March 15th

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Standards Michigan will be be following, but not advocating, in this standard.  We find that advocacy in building and energy code standards for various occupancy classes are the best use of resources at the moment.  (Most educational institutions own their own buildings and when they lease square-footage they usually depend upon the building owner to meet all applicable safety and sustainability codes and standards.)  We encourage user-interest subject matter experts in education facility management to communicate directly with Tanner Johnson at BOMA ( or 202-326-6357 for more information.

We will, however, maintain the entire BOMA suite on our monthly Interior Stuff monthly teleconference.  See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.

Issue: [15-200]

Category: Architectural, Space Plaaning, Facility Asset Management

Colleagues: Jack Janveja, Richard Robben


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