BOMA (ANSI/BOMA Z) is also still used in some marketplaces; primarily in ultra-competitive, downtown core markets where landlords are. Landlords and owners must select one method and use it to measure the entire building – you cannot mix and match. ANSI/BOMA. Z 1st Ave. S Seattle, WA Measurements taken from record BOMA documentation and revised to comply with the release of the BOMA office.

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The lease proposals tenants request, and the eventual booma agreements they sign should list both USF and RSF for the suite and the entire building, as well as specify that the BOMA standard has been used in calculating these measurements. For more details, see below.

BOMA Standards

Building Boms Management Association, organization which defines standards for measuring space. Floor plan containing bkma area summary showing the certified area information, suite numbers, tenant name and non-tenant spaces. Exceptions include new buildings that have received a Certificate of Occupancy within 12 months of the due date, and also multi-family buildings with less than 17 combined utility accounts including tenant and owner accounts.

Landlords, or their representatives should be able to provide these numbers.

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. At JL Architectswe recommend that it be precisely spelled out as: It sounds complicated, but it is quite rational bkma logical.


It is still important because area numbers based on this standard are in use on leases today. The government in Canada leases a great deal of office space. The State will then publish this data online so that owners can see how each building compares to its peers. While this might seem like a simple square-footage calculation, it is usually anything but. This is the latest version of the Office measurement standard.

Z65.11 plans for the property, typically prepared by architects, designers or land surveyors. An example would be a mechanical room that services a specific group of occupants, or to allocate common areas in a more targeted way for floors with multiple cores.

The following is a presentation that we use to give an overview of BOMA standards for measuring office buildings:. It may not correspond to the actual circulation on any particular floor.

Vertical penetrations such as elevator shafts and stairwells are subtracted from the area of each floor. March 20 Budgeting Essentials Workshop. To do so allows the landlord full control over what is included or not included in the measurements. Your email address will not be published.

There is a standard, a standard and there are different methods for calculating office, store and industrial areas. Is it your year? Are you working towards your RPA? It is clearly written and has several good illustrations. We z655.1 a colour coding system that helps you relate the areas on the drawings to the cells in the spreadsheet.


Method A is know as the “legacy” method. You can call 1 and dial 0 or email support spacedatabase.

Common areas are allocated on a floor by voma basis. To make area calculation consistent and fair, standards need to be used. Also, if a floor corridor configuration was changed, then the gross-up on that floor would change. This concept can also be used to allocate areas shared by multiple buildings previously known as Campus Area or Complex Common Area.


The standard uses a spreadsheet that performs these calculations from left to right so that it is easy to follow. For some buildings, this will mean a decrease in the rentable area. This is the circulation or corridor configuration that would be required in a typical multi-tenanted floor layout. One could also say the building has a load factor of The usable area in each suite is grossed up to arrive at the floor rentable area.

Generic Lease Documentation Package: Data needs to be entered by March 30th.