gross area


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gross area

[′grōs ¦er·ē·ə]
(building construction)
Sum of the areas of all stories included within the outside face of the exterior walls of a building.

gross area, gross cross-sectional area

Of a concrete masonry unit, the total area of a section perpendicular to the direction of the load, including areas within the cells of the unit and within reentrant spaces, unless these spaces are occupied by portions of adjacent masonry.
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The rate base is the quotient from the division of the gross expense by the gross area to arrive at the cost per square meter.
Areas that are within the construction gross area of a multi-unit residential building but are outside the measure line and designated for sole use by the adjacent occupant of a specific living unit.
An extensive retail space has also been integrated into the office tower at the ground level, offering a gross area of more than 60,000 square feet and a total net area of 48,000 square feet.
Estimates of Gross Area are derived from the complexity of the activities in Net Area.
Hennin-Normier-Lelievre have produced a decent, humane and approachable residential home and day centre, adapted to its context and the complexity of the brief, within a limited budget (a gross area of 4274 m, fully equipped, for FF 41 million).
In the Philippines, SMPH operates a chain of 56 shopping malls with a total gross area of over seven million square meters and an average daily foot traffic of over four million people.
The hangar, which also includes space for administration, will have a gross area of over 21,000 square metres.
The new standard--The Gross Areas of a Building: Methods of Measurement--offers two ways to determine gross area.
This year's event is expected to be 32 per cent bigger than the 2008 edition and will cover a gross area of more than 38,000 square metres, said a Press statement on Monday.
They are also retained to dispose of the smaller office of 4,831 sq ft (449 sq m) gross area and 4,443 sq ft (413 sq m) net.