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Common Area vs. Building Services Area.......?

Zions Bancorporation - SLC
January 31, 2020

What is the new BOMA Measuring Standard naming convention for the old term "common area" or "common space"

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 1, 2020

Hi David,

Common Area in the latest BOMA 2017 Office Standard is comprised of Floor Service Areas, Building Service Areas and Building Amenity Areas. The standard also allows for Inter-Building Service Areas and Inter-Building Amenity Areas, which can be used to allocate common areas to specific Occupants and/or across multiple buildings in an office building complex. More information can be found in the standard itself, which can be purchased at www.boma.org.

David Fingret

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