BS EN 15221-6:2011 Facility management. Area and space measurement in facility management
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BS EN 15221-6:2011

Facility management. Area and space measurement in facility management

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : November 2011



BS EN 15221-6:2011 Facility management. Area and space measurement in facility management

BS EN 15221-6 establishes a common basis for planning and design, area and space management, financial assessment, as well as a tool for benchmarking in the field of Facility Management.

BS EN 15221-6 covers area and space measurement for existing owned or leased buildings as well as buildings in state of planning or development.

BS EN 15221-6 presents a framework for measuring floor areas within buildings and areas outside of buildings. In addition, it contains clear terms and definitions as well as methods for measuring horizontal areas and volumes in buildings and/or parts of buildings, independent of their function.

Contents for BS EN 15221-6 includes:

Normative references
Terms and definitions

Methods and units of measurement

Framework of area and space measurement of buildings
Level Area (LA)
Non-functional Level Area (NLA)
Gross Floor Area (GFA)
Exterior Construction Area (ECA)
Internal Floor Area (IFA)
Interior Construction Area (ICA)
Net Floor Area (NFA)
Partition Wall Area (PWA)
Net Room Area (NRA)
Technical Area (TA)
Circulation Area (CA)
Amenity Area (AA)
Primary Area (PA)

Area and space measurement outside of buildings
Additional terminology

This European Standard is one of the series BS EN 15221 "Facility Management" which consists of the following parts:

  • Part 1: Terms and definitions
  • Part 2: Guidance on how to prepare Facility Management agreements
  • Part 3: Guidance on quality in Facility Management
  • Part 4: Taxonomy, Classification and Structures in Facility Management
  • Part 5: Guidance on Facility Management processes
  • Part 6: Area and Space Measurement in Facility Management
  • Part 7: Performance Benchmarking

Standard NumberBS EN 15221-6:2011
TitleFacility management. Area and space measurement in facility management
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 November 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 15221-1:2006
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 128, EN 15221-5, NBN B 06-002, buildings, NEN 2580, DS 13000, ONORM B 1800, EN 15221-3, ANSI/BOMA Z65.1, BCO British Council for Offices Guide 2005, DIN 277-2, DIN 277-3, SIA 416, surveyors and valuers, DIN 277-1, BOMA Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in, EN 15221-2, SS 021053, Office Buildings, ISO 9836, RICS Code of measuring practice N A guide for, EN 15221-4, SFS 5139, CEEC Code of measurement for cost planning, UNI 10915, IPD Space Code N Measuring the space performance of, ISO 6707-1
ReplacesBS 7641:1993, ISO 9836:1992
International RelationshipsEN 15221-6:2011
Draft Superseded By09/30205579 DC
DescriptorsBuildings, Service industries, Area, Volume measurement, Dimensional measurement, Administrative facilities, Circulation and space systems (buildings, Business facilities, Facility management, Floors, Management, Construction works, Area measurement, Organizations, Space planning and design, Construction spaces, Volume
Title in FrenchFacilities management. Mesure des surfaces et de l'espace en facilities management
Title in GermanFacility Management. Flächenbemessung im Facility Management
ISBN978 0 580 68259 9
File Size3.986 MB

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