San Francisco recently signed into law an ordinance making retrofitting of thousands of seismically unsafe buildings mandatory. This ordinance applies to wood-frame buildings built before 1978, which are at least three stories tall and have at least five residential units. These apartments are unsafe because an earthquake shakes the bottom floor that supports the weight of […]
What is BOMA?
BOMA stands for the Building Owners and Managers Association, and is the premiere trade association for the office building industry, with over 20,000 members. BOMA International currently consists of nearly 100 North American and 14 overseas affiliates. Individuals join BOMA through local BOMA associations. Principal members own or manage over 9 billion sq.ft. of commercial office space, while associate members provide the goods and services needed to operate those properties.
Founded in 1907, the BOMA mission is simple: to actively and responsibly represent and promote the commercial real estate industry’s interests through effective leadership and advocacy; the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information; and professional development.
For more information on BOMA, visit the BOMA Home Page.
Here’s an interesting article outlining the challenges of creating a BIM model on an existing building, for renovations.
The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) recently released: Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area (2010) (“BOMA 2010”). This publication is the latest in a succession of BOMA Standards, which have been widely used for the measurement of the rentable area of office premises since 1915.
The new publication contains many revisions and additions to the previous BOMA standard of 1996: Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings (“BOMA 1996”). We are about to give you a glimpse into what’s new