gross building area

Definition

The sum of areas at all floor levels, including the basement, mezzanine, and penthouses included in the principal outside faces of the exterior walls without allowing for architectural setbacks or projections.

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The gross building area was used to gain a full understanding of what we have to work with in our project.

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I am quite excited about our new corporate office building because it has sufficient gross building area to give everyone an office with a door.

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Mary knew that gross building area of the factory was exceeding 5,000 square feet and she didn't think they could make the next factory quite as large.

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