3.2.8 Structural Area
(See figure 3-7)
- Definition. The sum of all areas on all floors of a building
that cannot be occupied or put to use because of structural building features.
- Basis for Measurement. Precise computation by direct measurement
is not possible under this definition. It is determined by calculating
the difference between the measured gross area and the measured net usable
Measured in terms of area,
Structural Area = gross area - Net Usable Area
- Description. Examples of building features normally classified as
Structural Areas include exterior walls, fire walls, permanent partitions,
unusable areas in attics or basements, or comparable portions of a building
with ceiling height restrictions.
Figure 3-7. Structural Area of a building by floor