Thursday, October 7, 2010

Media Buzz on the BOMA Standard

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The industry is talking about BOMA’s new Office Standard and the media is listening. MRSA Architects' Michael Semenzin gave Bisnow Chicago reporter Maureen Wilkey the lowdown on the new BOMA Office Standard.

"While the standards shouldn’t change the amount of square footage in your building significantly, they give owners and tenants a verifiable and defendable standard for classifying different spaces, including building service areas, mezzanines and floor amenity areas. One of the biggest changes is the addition of Method B, a standard that allows building owners to cap their load factor."

Excerpt from National Real Estate Bisnow, October 1, 2010.

Other features include…
Office Buildings:
 Standard Methods of Measurement
 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 2010)
  • More options. Choose either the new Method B or the measurement methodology of the 1996 standard, referred to as "Legacy Method A." 
  • Regional leasing practices. Allows for enclosure requirements and limited unenclosed circulation; i.e., walkways and outdoor lobbies. Great for tropical climates. 
  • Interactive and downloadable format. The new format includes hyperlinks throughout the document’s text, expanded definitions and 45 full–color illustrations.

Visit the BOMA Store for more information about Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 2010).

If you’re looking for immediate training on the new Office Standard, you can access BOMA’s "on–demand" webinar: What’s New? Understanding BOMA’s Revised Floor Measurement Standard for Office Buildings

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