For more than a century, BOMA has been the leader in floor measurement standards, starting with the publication of the first “Office Measurement Standard” in 1915. BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017) is the latest update to the office standard, which has been regularly revised to reflect the changing needs of the commercial real estate market. BOMA’s 2017 Office Standard includes many new enhancements and clarifications to address evolving building designs and tenant amenities.
The BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings features an easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout rewritten in simplified language with helpful hints, detailed illustrations and an expanded Glossary of Terms. This revised standard also features new best practice guidance to address ambiguities in the 2010 Office Standard, and it is fully compatible with the International Property Measurement Standard for Office Buildings.
The 2017 Office Standard includes important updates to reflect changes in the industry, including the inclusion of outdoor balconies, covered galleries and certain finished rooftop terraces in the rentable square footage calculation. This and other updates allow users to accurately reflect the modern tenant experience.
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. BOMA sets the standard recognized and used around the world.