The BOMA Standard was first adopted in 1915, and stood for over 35 years until 1952, at which time it was updated in accordance with more modern building practices. It has since been revisited about every 5 years, usually simply reprinted, but occasionally there are major updates. Since 1952, major updates have occurred in 1971, 1980, 1996, and 2010, with minor updates most recently in 1989. All of these versions were Office Standards. When people ask the difference between the “old” and the “new” Standard, they are in general referring to the 1996 (old) and 2010 (new) Office Standards. Please refer to our BOMA section on this site for a more detailed description of the differences.
Since 2010, BOMA has released other standards, for Retail, Industrial, Gross Area, Multi-Unit Residential, and Mixed Use.
Most recently, the 2010 Office Standard was updated, and is now referred to as the 2017 Office Standard. Again please refer to our BOMA section on this site for more details.