Usable floor area

Usable floor area

Space that can actually be occupied by a user.

usable floor area

The net floor area in a building after deducting the area occupied by lobbies, corridors, rest rooms, cafeterias, etc.
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Contract notice: The object of this works contract is the complete demolition of the ~butchers~ courtyard~ building, which includes former food businesses with a floor area of approximately 823 square meters, as well as a caf de paris with a usable floor area.
Potential plans include the addition of one floor plus another 44 keys, which would bring the total to 110 with a maximum usable floor area of 40,000 s/f," said Chang.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat says at least 50% of a structure's height must contain usable floor area for it to be considered in its ranking of the world's tallest buildings.
It is thought agricultural buildings with low energy usage - such as those that are just heated for a few days a year to encourage plants to germinate - will be exempt, as will small non-domestic stand-alone buildings with a total usable floor area of less than 50 metres.
The lower floors host the technical block including offices, an approach room and simulators, as well as associated equipment room, and a training floor constitute the largest part of the usable floor area on 5 levels (ground floor to level 4).
In the 1st quarter of 2009, the number of completed non-residential buildings was 212 with a usable floor area of 260,000 square meters.
1-2004 definition for net occupiable space and reviewing definitions for usable floor area from existing office building floor area measurement standards (ANSI/ BOMA 1996; ASTM E1836-01), for purposes of this study total usable floor area is defined as gross interior building area minus major vertical penetrations minus building common area.
Work is due to begin this month on the last two office blocks - each providing more than of 3,000sq ft of net usable floor area - which will sell for pounds 500,000 each.
Other factors could affect the transaction prices per square foot of usable floor area, including age, floor level, sea view, and size.
Usable floor area may be spread among too many floors, such that a resident population of 90 is divided among three nursing units of about 30 persons -- a-unit size many operators regard as too small to staff cost-effectively.
Main Facilities and Features (1) Building One basement level and five levels above ground provide 4,554 square meters of usable floor area in a building reaching a height of 23.