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Measuring of Escalators

Gordon Lindsay
September 10, 2014

The retail standard does not seem to cover escalators specifically, and I was wondering what the accepted approach is to measuring these? Would they be treated in a similar way to staircases?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
September 10, 2014

Hi Gordon,

Escalators are mentioned several times in the BOMA Retail Standard. Yes, an escalator is treated similarly to a staircase in that an escalator can be either a Major Vertical Penetration, Common Area or Occupant Void.

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