## What is the BOMA standard for office space measurement?

Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings (ANSI Z65. 1-1980) The BOMA 1980 office standard is still used in some markets for determining usable and rentable areas in commercial office buildings. The BOMA 1980 Standard measures buildings on a floor-by-floor basis.

### How do you calculate Boma square footage?

The BOMA Standards provide two methods of calculating Rentable Area. Only one method should be used throughout the entire building. In both methods, calculating the Rentable Area requires multiplying the total floor area by a ratio that represents the tenant’s portion of the floor.

#### What does BOMA measurement mean?

BOMA Measurement Standard or “BOMA” means the Building Owners and Managers Association Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Building (BOMA/ANSI Z65. 1-2010) for rentable floor area.

**How is rentable square feet calculated?**

Calculating Rentable Square Footage Your rentable square footage is equal to your usable square footage plus your pro-rata share of the common areas of the building.

**How is office space calculated?**

To estimate how much space you need for your next office, multiply your employee headcount by the number of square feet per employee that best fits your density needs. For example, a 25 person company with average space requirements would need an estimated 6,250 square feet (25 people x 250 sf/employee).

## How is office floor space measured?

If the office you are looking at is literally just one big room, finding the total square footage is as simple as measuring the length of one wall and the width of the one adjacent to it, then multiplying the two figures.

### Does BOMA include exterior walls?

BOMA Industrial 2012 – Method A Known as the Exterior Enclosure Method, Method A measures to the outside of exterior walls to calculate areas. Method A is arguably more popular than Method B, especially in cooler and seasonal climates.

#### How does BOMA measure retail space?

BOMA defines the boundaries of a Retail space as the “centerline” of partitions that separate adjacent occupants, the “measure line” on the exterior surface of exterior enclosures, and the “lease line” at common areas.

**What is usable office space?**

The usable square footage in an office refers to the space that will be used exclusively by your company. Obviously this includes all of the office area that would be available for your business and employees to work. This is where your desks, office furniture, equipment, private offices, meeting rooms, etc. will be.

**What is considered usable square footage?**

Calculating Usable Square Footage Your usable square footage is the actual area of your space as measured within the demising exterior walls of your suite. If you have a 50 foot by 80-foot rectangular space, you would multiply the 50 feet of length by the 80 feet of width to come up with 4,000 usable square feet.

## What is the minimum space per person in an office?

Under The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, employers have a responsibility to provide a minimum work space of 40 square feet per person in an office area, not overall for the building and the business per person.

### How do I determine office space requirements?

#### What is usable square footage?

**How do you calculate usable rentable square footage?**

To recap, the calculation goes as follows:

- 5,000 x 20% = 1,000 square feet. (Usable sf x Load Factor = Additional Rental Space)
- 5,000 + 1,000 = 6,000 square feet. (Usable sf + Additional Rental Space = Rentable Square Feet)

**What is the Boma standard for retail buildings?**

BOMA Standard for RETAIL Buildings (ANSI/BOMA Z65.5-2010) This standard of measurement is intended for application to buildings containing retail type occupancies relevant to both new and existing buildings whether single or multiple stories. Construction Gross Area, Exterior Gross Area and Gross Leasable Area are clearly defined.

## What are the BOMA International floor measurement standards committee interpretations?

The BOMA International Floor Measurement Standards Committee has approved these interpretations of its standards to provide additional best practice guidance to what is already included in BOMA’s suite of floor measurement standards. These interpretations do not modify the existing ANSI/BOMA Z65 standards.

### What is the Boma 2010 office standard for elevator lobbies?

BOMA Best Practice #15- The BOMA 2010 Office Standard suggests that an elevator lobby is classified as occupant area on a single occupant floor. Does this apply to service elevator lobbies and secured elevator lobbies as well? BOMA Best Practice #16- When should I choose method A or B?

#### What is Boma gross area 4 – construction method?

BOMA Gross Area 4 – Construction Method replaces the deprecated Construction Gross Area or CGA. Gross Area 4 defines a larger area, that includes Gross Area 1, as well as any areas within the property that are not enclosed structures, but have a floor, or are covered under a roof or canopy.