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This help desk is a free resource intended for discussion purposes only. Neither BOMA, its chapters, affiliates, or Extreme Measures Inc.® are responsible for the information, comments or opinions expressed herein. For complete information, refer to the official publications of the standards themselves.

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Where can I get measurement standards publications?
BOMA Office Overview
BOMA Industrial Overview
BOMA Retail Overview
BOMA Multi-Unit Residential Overview
BOMA Gross Areas Overview
BOMA Mixed-Use Overview
IPMS for Office Overview
Alternative Methodologies
Glossary of Industry Terms

Where can I get measurement standards publications?


Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Floor Measurement Standards can be purchased individually or in "bundles" directly from the BOMA website. Extreme Measures does not sell, duplicate, or otherwise distribute any of the BOMA Floor Measurement Standards. Please go to BOMA Online Store for more information.


International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) are free to use and can be downloaded at no cost from the IPMS website here: www.ipmsc.org.


The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has their own recommended measurement methodology, which is used in many lease agreements in New York. Go to www.rebny.com for more information.


The International facility Management Association (IFMA) has published a measurement standard known as “E1836-08: Building Floor Area Measurements for Facility Management”. Please go to www.ifma.org for more information.


The Non-Residential Gross Floor Area (NRGFA) is a methodology used by the City of Toronto to regulate commercial construction by-laws. Please go to www.toronto.ca for more information


Public Works and Government Services Canada has a series of measurement and CAD standards used for properties owned and leased by the Federal Government of Canada. Please go to www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca for more information.