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Radiator under the raised floor within the office area

Marcin Dejna
June 2, 2010

In the office building we are currently designing we plan to use the radiators which will be mounted under the raised floor (the vent strip will be at the floor level) next to the external windows/facade. One shouldn't place any desk/equipment on the vent strip. Can we still consider part of the floor with the vent strips as an office area (useable area) according to BOMA standard?

Looking forward to your reply

Kind regards

Marcin Dejna

Adam Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
June 2, 2010


Yes, consider the floor area with vent strips as part of the Usable Office Area. For the purpose of area calculations, ignore the vent strips completely.

The BOMA 96 office standard does not address this condition specifically, however all outer-wall measurements are to be taken to the dominant portion of exterior walls (and not to elements on the floor).

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