All CAD drawings and space calculations are rendered to BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) standards or standards of your choice. Our professional field measurers show up on time and gather data quickly using the latest lasers accurate measurement technology. Our Disto brand lasers are accurate up to 300 feet +/- 1/16”.
We are experienced in industry accepted standards used locally and nationally in the Commercial Real Estate markets for Commercial, Governmental & Institutional, Industrial /Manufacturing, Retail, Medical, Condo, and Residential properties. Currently the suite of BOMA Standards includes:
Gross Areas of a Building-Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009) – The exterior gross area is the total floor area contained within the measure line-generally the outside surface of the exterior enclosure of building-including structured parking.
Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2010) – The objective of the office standard is to provide a uniform basis for measuring rentable area in both existing and new multi-story, multiple occupant buildings by taking a building-wide approach to floor area measurement. There are two methods within the standard that could be used to calculate the load factor used to assign common area among tenants to calculate the Rentable area.
METHOD A – Legacy Method:
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.4-2010) – BOMA’s newest measurement standard provides an unequivocal direct measure of the physical size of the floor area of a multi-residential building and offers two measurement methods: Gross Method and Net Method.
Common area is either building common or floor common and each floor has a separate add-on factor
METHOD B – Single Load Factor:
All common area within the building is used to calculate a single add-on (load) factor used for all floors.
Retail Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.5-2010) – This standard of measurement is intended for application to buildings containing retail type occupancies relevant to both new and existing buildings whether single or multiple stories. Construction Gross Area, Exterior Gross Area and Gross Leasable Area are clearly defined.
Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2009) – To measure space for the calculation of Rentable Area in both new and existing Industrial space, this is the standard to use. One of two methods may be used in this calculation guided by the dominant market practices of the area.
METHOD A – Exterior Wall Methodology
Please refer to the BOMA website (www.boma.org) for more detailed information on these standards.
METHOD B – Drip Line Methodology
Regardless of which standard our clients choose to use, we will render your calculations accurately and note them prominently on your drawings. It is our policy NEVER to put false square footage calculations on any drawing bearing our logo. When you see the Dimensions Floorplans logo on a drawing-you know it is correct.