Gensler’s new BOMA standard identification tool
In 1915 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International introduced a building measurement standard that became the most prominently used standard of its kind in the United States and many other countries. This first standard was initially intended to measure only office buildings, specifically office space. However, this made it difficult to apply to buildings with specific use types such as industrial, residential, warehouse, and parking structures. BOMA recognized that an expanded definition was necessary to accommodate these scenarios and more. In 2000 BOMA responded to these needs by embarking on a long-term objective to expand on their building measurement standards.