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VOIDS : section 3 Summary of Method B. 'measure the void areas'

keith farrell
aai design
June 10, 2016

Page 4 of BOMA Z65.3-2009 Section 3: Summary of Method
B. Measure the void areas....

Page 11 Definitions
Discussion: 'Only the lowest floor of a multi story lobby is included in EGA....
.... they are simply not measured.

Why does B. in Section 3 say to measure voids?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
June 14, 2016

Hi Keith,

I would say that is an inconsistency in the Standard. This will be resolved in the next version of the Gross Areas Standard due next year. In any event, it is clear according to the standard that VOIDS are not included in EGA or CGA. Whether you measure the void and deduct it from the CGA or EGA or not measure the VOID at all, your results will be the same.


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