Extreme Measures Planmine™ Help Desk
About Us
Sign In / Up

Extreme Measures

This help desk is a free resource intended for discussion purposes only. Neither BOMA, its chapters, affiliates, or Extreme Measures Inc.® are responsible for the information, comments or opinions expressed herein. For complete information, refer to the official publications of the standards themselves.

FAQ & Read-Me Articles
What are as-built drawings / models?
What is CAD and BIM?
How do I resolve an area dispute?
Where can I get measurement standards publications?
BOMA Office Overview
BOMA Industrial Overview
BOMA Retail Overview
BOMA Multi-Unit Residential Overview
BOMA Gross Areas Overview
BOMA Mixed-Use Overview
IPMS for Office Overview
Alternative Methodologies
Glossary of Industry Terms

Measurement of Covered Courtyard/Building Entrance for Single Tenant Building

Kevin Cunningham
Newmark Knight Frank - Cornish & Carey Commercial
February 8, 2014


We have a rectangular 5,000 Sq Ft single story, single tenantoffice building that has an approx 300 Sq Ft courtyard that is recessed and and under the roof line. The entrance to the building is within this courtyard. Can this area be considered rentable under 2010 BOMA since it is under the roof line and this area is is used for circulation in & out of the building? Thank you! Kevin

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 10, 2014

Hi Kevin,

BOMA 2010 does not allow any unenclosed areas to be rentable area except for external circulation. External circulation must be the only means of gaining access to occupant areas in the absence of an internal corridor. The courtyard you describe is not external circulation.

Kevin Cunningham
Newmark Knight Frank - Cornish & Carey Commercial
February 10, 2014

Hi David:

This building does not have an internal corridor -- this area is the external circulation as it serves as the access to the occupant areas. Does that change anything? Thanks, Kevin

Your Comments ...

Please allow up to 24 hours for your question to appear after it is reviewed.