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Space Classification

Roy Buckner
November 6, 2009

What is the definition of BOMA class A office space? By the BOMA definition can class A office space be located within an industrial area?


Adam Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
November 6, 2009

None of the BOMA measurement standards refer to space by their market "class" nor do they refer to the location of a building within a given setting.

If an individual building is primarily office (51% or more), it is measured using one of the office standards (BOMA 1980, 1996 or 2010). If the building is primarily industrial, the BOMA/SIOR 2004 Standard Methods for Measuring Floor Area in Industrial Buildings is the appropriate standard to use.

In short, neither a building's class or where it is situated is relevant to it's measurement using BOMA Standards.

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