Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009)
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Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009), provides a uniform basis from which to compute, communicate and compare the measurement of buildings by gross areas, and offers the industry's first direct measure of the physical size of a building. The standard meets growing industry demand for a true methodology for measuring gross area.

Key features of the Gross Area Standard include:

  • Application to all buildings - office, retail, industrial, single and multi-unit residential, hospitality, entertainment, and public and private institutional buildings. Plus, the standard applies to both new and existing buildings.
  • A uniform basis for measuring both the construction gross area and the exterior gross area of a building.


Who benefits from BOMA Standards? A cross section of real estate professionals: building owners, property managers, facility managers, architects, space planners, interior designers, engineers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, brokers, general contractors and many others.
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