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Enclosed freight elevator lobbies

Trevor Smith
October 24, 2014

What would you categorize enclosed freight elevator lobbies as (using BOMA 2010 method B)? Would they be Floor Service, Building Service or Primary Circulation (Base Building Circulation) space?

Thank you.


Adam Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
October 24, 2014

Hi Trevor,

Without seeing the floor plans, I would suggest that Floor Service Area is the most appropriate categorization for typical floors, though Building Service Area should be considered for sub-grade and/or non-tenanted levels.

Base Building Circulation is really meant to address circulation corridors. While BBC often includes open elevator lobbies which serve as part of the primary floor circulation system, BBC does not generally include ancillary enclosed spaces.

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