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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.

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Methods of Building Measurement

December 11, 2018
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“Pittore e Professore Universitario Tedesco” | Gotthardt Kuehl Lübecker Waisenhaus (1894)

The next step in the ANSI accredited consensus standard development process administered by the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) for setting the standard of care for measuring buildings is public notice of a commenting opportunity.   From ANSI Standards Action | PDF Page 9:  regarding BOMA Z65.3-201x, Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement:

The purpose of the Gross Areas Standard is to provide a comprehensive and consistent methodology for measuring all building types while presenting the data in various ways that are useful to the stakeholders of any given property. This BOMA Gross Areas Standard includes four new Gross Area methods, known as Gross Area 1 (Leasing Method), Gross Area 2 (Valuation Method), Gross Area 3 (Volumetric Method) and Gross Area 4 (Construction Method). This new categorized and systematic approach provides users with an unlimited number of possible ways to dissect and analyze the areas of a building. This 2018 Gross Areas Standard includes many new features, enhancements, and clarifications. Key among them are compatibility with the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS), greater variety of potential use cases and use by other industries, improved text and illustrations throughout, helpful hints, and an easier step-by-step layout among other things. It also addresses many questions that users have asked about previous versions of the standard.

Comments are due December 11th.

A single copy is free of charge.  You may obtain an electronic copy from: tjohnston@boma.org.  Send your comments (with copy to psa@ansi.org) to: tjohnston@boma.org

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 (tjohnston@boma.org) or 202-326-6357 for more information.

 

Issue: [15-200]

Category: Architectural, Space Plaaning, Facility Asset Management

Colleagues: Jack Janveja, Richard Robben

 


Posted September 1, 2018

The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) is an ANSI-accredited consensus standard developer.  BOMA has initiated the process of revising its Gross Areas measurement standard — Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009) — and is seeking volunteers to serve on its Canvass Committee.

From the ANSI Standards Action Announcement (PDF Page 39):

The balloting will begin October 5 and conclude 45 days following the initiation of the process. While we welcome all interest categories, we are specifically seeking “Users” and “General Interest” volunteers. Users include those who use space within a commercial building including tenants, tenant brokers, agents, floor measurement professionals, architects and interior designers as well as others who are in the contractual employ of tenants. General Interest includes all firms and individuals that do not have a direct alignment in the business interests of producers or users. Such firms or individuals may include management companies, facility managers, appraisers, architects and other design professionals, general contractors, design-builders, construction managers, and project estimators who have a general interest in floor measurement standards for office buildings.

Respondents must submit their application to BOMA by October 5.

We will be following, but not advocating, in this standard — though we encourage user-interest subject matter experts in education facility management to communicate directly with Tanner Johnston at BOMA (tjohnston@boma.org) or 202-326-6357 if you are interested and for a copy of the pre-canvass interest survey.

 

Issue: [15-200]

Category: Architectural, Space Plaaning, Facility Asset Management

Colleagues: Jack Janveja, Richard Robben

 

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Guideline for Square Footage Requirements for Educational Facilities

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Mixed Use Standard

 

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