This partial list of Building Measurement Industry terms relates to this single standard: BOMA INDUSTRIAL STANDARD 2012
A portion of a building that adds a convenience for the occupants of a floor or building and that is not used exclusively by any one occupant.
A mezzanine that is adjacent to the exterior enclosure (Method A) or drip line (Method B) of a building.
A contiguous and undivided shelter comprising a partially or totally enclosed space, erected by means of a planned process of forming and combining materials.
A portion of a building that adds a convenience for all occupants of a building and that is not used exclusively by any one occupant. Examples include the following areas offered for shared use by all occupants of a building:
The sum of building service areas and building amenity areas on a floor level.
A portion of a building that provides services that enables occupants to work in the building. These areas include, but are not limited to the following areas that serve the entire building:
An industrial property that consists of two or more physically separate industrial buildings with related ownership and occupying a single industrial site.
A line connecting points that are equidistant between both base-building finished surfaces of a wall, not taking into account special finishes for adjacent occupants or furring or chases to accommodate pipes, wiring or equipment that serve adjacent occupants.
A covered or enclosed bridge, walkway, tunnel or other similar connecting element between two separate buildings.
An interior wall dividing one occupant from an adjacent occupant on the same floor or mezzanine.
That line on or beyond the outside surface of the exterior enclosure of a building lying within the same vertical plane as the outside edge of an overhang or perimeter portion of the building roof system.
The total of all the horizontal floor areas (as viewed on a floor plan) of all floors of a building contained within their drip lines, excluding voids (with the exception of occupant voids), interstitial space, unexcavated space and crawl space. Make no deductions for columns or any structural elements within the drip line.
A method of measuring Industrial Space defined in the BOMA Industrial Standard.
The wall, roof or soffit that constitutes the envelope necessary to enclose a building.
The total of all the enclosed floor areas (as viewed on a floor plan) of all floors of a building contained within their measure lines, excluding voids (with the exception of occupant voids), interstitial space, unexcavated space and crawl space. No deductions are recognized for columns or any structural elements within the measure line.
Developed to the extent of the addition of the following improvements or at least incorporating other similar improvements:
Any portion of a mezzanine which is finished.
Space in a building designed to accommodate industrial, office or retail use, or any mixture (including 100% of any one) of those uses.
A normally horizontal, load bearing structure and constituting the bottom level of each story in a building including its associated mezzanine(s), if any exists.
Portion of a specific floor that provides services that enable occupants to work on that floor. Examples of floor service areas include the following areas that primarily service only the floor upon which they are located; Restrooms, Janitorial closets, Electrical and telephone closets, Mechanical room. On an upper level multi-occupant floor, the elevator lobby and the multi-occupant corridor. On an entry level floor level, the public corridor (if any) in addition to building service area providing access and egress for multiple occupants.
A floor not including any mezzanine that may be associated with it.
Agreements (or proposed agreements), whether legally filed or not, which describe the management and/or ownership of an industrial campus or the rights and obligations of its owner(s) and occupants.
Relating to industry, which is the gainful activity involved in producing, distributing and changing the form of raw materials, or of assembling components and parts, packing, warehousing, and transporting finished products. Examples of industrial buildings include; Warehouses, Storage buildings, Distribution centers, Factories (manufacturing & assembly), Laboratories, Data centers, Flex space, Maintenance buildings, Utility plants.
The area of load bearing surfaces located above or below occupied building floors that is not available for general occupancy often due to inadequate clear headroom or lack of provisions for egress, and containing building structure or services predominantly serving adjacent floors or to provide access to such systems.
In an industrial building containing multiple occupants, it is a fraction, the numerator of which is the rentable area of a floor and the numerator of which is the occupant area of that floor.
A floor opening in excess of 1 square foot (0.1square meter) that serves vertical building systems or vertical occupant circulation functions.
A horizontal line on the outermost structural or architectural surface of the exterior face of the exterior enclosure, or at the exterior edge of any external circulation, of a given floor of a building. In determining the measure line, do not consider overhangs, pilasters, columns, awnings, eaves, cornices, sills, ledges, casing, wainscoting, gutters, downspouts, chimneys, signs, shutters, attached electrical or mechanical systems, decorative projections and the like that protrude beyond such surface or edge.
An intermediate horizontal load bearing structure that is between a floor level and the floor level or roof immediately above. The area of a mezzanine is often constrained by statute to a fraction (usually 1/3) of the area of the floor below. Mezzanines exceeding that fraction constitute full floors. There are three types of mezzanines that are measured as follows: Temporary Mezzanines are non-permanent (built with the intention of being removed or relocated), often tenant improvements, are supported upon the floor but otherwise not part of building structure, and used most frequently (but not exclusively) in retail and industrial occupancy for storage of goods and materials or as part of manufacturing processes. Such mezzanines are not measured as part of exterior gross area or drip line area of a floor or building. Permanent Mezzanines are not built with the intention of being removed and share building systems (HVAC, lighting, power, etc.). In a multi-story building containing elevators, the existence of an elevator stop at a mezzanine indicates that it is permanent. Such mezzanines are always measured as part of exterior gross area or drip line area of the floor immediately below. Unclassified Mezzanines cannot be classified as either temporary or permanent, are included in exterior gross area or drip line area, but are always disclosed when presenting area measurements.
One who has certain legal rights to, or legal control over, the premises occupied.
A portion of a building where an occupant normally houses personnel, equipment, fixtures, furniture, supplies, goods or merchandise.
A floor opening between two or more adjacent floors created by removal of floor area by or for the occupant that would otherwise be included in the occupant area of the floor level.
An upper floor or roof of a building that extends, protrudes, or is cantilevered above an unenclosed area below.
The legal boundary of a parcel of land.
That area determined as rentable using Method A (Exterior Enclosure Method) described in Section A of this Standard or using Method B (Drip Line Method) described in Section B of this Standard.
A portion of an occupant area that does not meet the requirements of the current International Building Code for minimum ceiling heights.
The sum of service area and amenity area on any given floor level of a building.
A portion of a building that provides services that enables occupants to work in the building.
Any mezzanine that is not adjacent to an exterior enclosure (Method A) or drip line (Method B).
Any mezzanine constructed in accordance with applicable building codes, other than a finished mezzanine.
Absence of a floor within the exterior enclosure of a building in excess of ten square feet (1 square meter) where a floor might otherwise be expected or measured, that is typically in the plane of the upper floors adjacent to multi-story atria or lobbies, light wells, auditoria or the area adjacent to a partial floor, permanent mezzanine or unclassified mezzanine at a given floor level.