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

Capped Load Factors

Divya Mathew
Antunovich Associates
January 29, 2018

Is the Capped Load Factor assigned arbitrarily or is there a method to calculating the capped load factor? Are there any examples (such as charts, tables) for how Capped Load Factors are applied on a occupant-by-occupant basis (as opposed to floor-by-floor)?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
January 29, 2018

Hi Divya,

The Capped Load Factor is arbitrary as far as the standard is concerned, but normally it is applied according to some agreement between the lessee and lessor or preemptively by the Landlord. The capped Load Factor must be lower than the Actual Gross-up. The Capped Load Factor is simply the Occupant Area x the Capped Load factor. The standard provides instructions in Section 5.4 of the document.


Your Comments ...

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