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BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Construction & Renovation, Expansions & Renovations, Facility Management, FacilityBlog, Interiors, New Facilities Construction, Topics

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Published on May 11, 2010 with No Comments

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced that its area measurement standard, Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z.65.2–2009) has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial buildings. Depending on a building’s configuration, users can choose one of the two dominant market practices observed in North America—the exterior wall methodology or the drip line methodology.

“We are proud to have our industrial floor measurement standard recognized by ANSI. The standard is a critical source of clear, concise information on how to measure industrial buildings,” remarked BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “For nearly a century, BOMA has been the leader in building measurement. In the coming months we will be releasing a comprehensive suite of standards that reflect the needs of today’s property professionals.”

BOMA has also begun the process of putting its entire suite of building measurement standards through the ANSI consensus process, including the recently published Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (2010) and Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (2009). BOMA is also developing two new measurement standards set to debut in 2010, one for multi-unit residential buildings and one for retail buildings.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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