Gross floor area


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Gross floor area

The area within the perimeter of the outside walls of a building as measured from the inside surface of the exterior walls without reduction for hallways, stairs, closets, and thickness of the walls.
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gross floor area

The area within the perimeter of the outside walls of a building as measured from the inside surface of the exterior walls, with no deduction for hallways, stairs, closets, thickness of walls, columns, or other interior features; used in determining the required number of exits or in determining occupancy classification. Also see net floor area.
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A two-storey structure should have a minimum gross floor area of 32 sqm.
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Total gross floor area is 147,134 [m.sup.2] with 2,805 [m.sup.2] rentable area per standard floor.
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