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OVERVIEW OF BOMA STANDARDS
- Founded in 1907 to establish and lobby for industry best practices, education and common standards and guidelines.
- Members from every aspect of the real estate industry, including owners, developers, brokers, facility managers and service/product providers.
- Space measurement standards since 1915, updated about every 10 years.
BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (BOMA)
- Voluntary standards for commercial office space and other building types.
- One common reference standard for landlords and tenants.
- Through the 1996 version of the BOMA standard, there was one method of measurement, 2010 introduced options to select from.
- Landlords and owners must select one method and use it to measure the entire building – you cannot mix and match.
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WHAT’S NEW WITH BOMA 2017?
- IPMS compatibility
- Support for Balconies, Covered Galleries, and Finished Rooftop Terraces
- Calculations for Extended Circulation and Occupant Storage Circulation
- Inter-Building Area fully implemented
- Occupancy Ares now comprised of Tenant Area and Tenant Ancillary Area
- Capped Load Factor applied to individual occupants
- Interior Gross Area (IGA) renamed to Boundary Area
- Height Limits for Dominant Portion & Restricted Headroom Etc.
- Width Limits for Unenclosed Occupant Circulation and Base-Building Circulation
- Major Vertical Penetration at lowest level included in Rentable Area
- Public Pedestrian Thoroughfare condition removed
- Enclosure Limit condition removed
- Floor Amenity Area removed (replaced by Inter-Building Amenity Area)
- BOMA best Practices incorporated throughout
STEP I: Determine the Boundary Area to establish the sum of all areas to be included in analysis.
STEP II: Classify each space according to Space Classification:
- Major Vertical Penetrations (MVP)
- Parking Area
- Unenclosed Building Feature: Covered Gallery
- Occupant Storage Area (Occupant Storage Rooms & Occupant Storage Circulation)
- Tenant Area & Tenant Ancillary Area
- Floor Service Area (FSA)
- Building Amenity Area (BAA) & Inter Building Amenity Area
- Building Service Area (BSA) & Inter Building Service Area (IBSA)
- Base Building Circulation (BBC) – Method B Only
STEP III: Determine the boundaries between each Space Classification using the wall priority diagram and calculate the areas of all classes of space.
STEP IV: Special considerations (new to 2017) must be considered before finalizing the Boundary area and Space Classifications
STEP V: Utilize the global summary of areas chart to determine the rentable area of each occupant area.