BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Method A or Method B

Recorded On: 10/09/2018

This is the third and final webinar in the series on the latest update to the BOMA International Office Measurement Standard, BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1—2017). Continuing from the 2010 Office Standard are two distinct measurement approaches—Method A and Method B. This webinar explains the differences between the two methods and provides actual case studies on how each method has been applied and why one method was chosen over the other. This course is approved for one AIA Learning Unit Hour (LU).

Learning Objectives:

Understand the difference between Method A and Method B.  
Learn the methodology of calculating rental areas on a floor-by-floor basis and on a building-wide basis.  
Find out how buildings are applying the two methods.  
Gain insight into the history of the two methods

Randal Froebelius, BOMA Fellow, P.Eng.,

President & General Manager, Equity ICI Real Estate Services Inc.

Randal is a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in property management, leasing, project management and construction. In 2004 Randal founded Equity ICI Real Estate Services, a mid-sized property management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Equity ICI provides property management, leasing, construction and facilities management services to a variety of investor and institutional owners. Randal is a Past-Chair of BOMA Canada and was previously Chair of BOMA Toronto. He currently serves on the BOMA International Executive Committee and is Chair of the BOMA International Standard Methods Floor Measurement Committee.

Leadership Committee: Becky Hanner

BOMA Fellow, CPM, RPA, LEED GA, Hanner Commercial Asset Services

Becky recently left Cushman & Wakefield after developing a property portfolio approaching 14 million square feet to start her own firm, Commercial Asset Services. She is a recognized thought leader known for growing businesses while positively cultivating internal and external relationships. She drives strategy and new business development through her vast network of contacts and ability to keep a pulse on industry trends. A skilled mentor, Becky develops a strong work culture focused on high expectations, collaboration, and quality service delivery, and achieving process improvements through employee engagement. Becky is a member of the BOMA Standard Methods of Floor Measurement Committee and is chair of its Education Subcommittee.

Mitchell Luehring

Director, LEED AP


Mitchell and has been a leader in Gensler’s area analysis practice for 15 years.  Currently as an Office and Studio Director, he advises clients and colleagues on the value and insights that building area measurements and standards can bring to their projects and portfolios.  Mitch is an active member on the BOMA Floor Measurement Standards Committee, and is the current co-chair of the Office Standard Revision Task Force. 

Peter L. Stevenson

Stevenson Systems

Peter, and his company, Stevenson Systems, has been directly involved in providing building measurement and Space Accounting services on over 2.5 billion square feet of commercial properties throughout North and South America, Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East. Peter serves as International Liaison to the BOMA International Standard Methods of Floor Measurement Committee, is Chair of the Gross Areas Measurement Revisions Task Force, and is a member of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition Standards Setting Committee.


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1.00 Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available