Built-up area (BUA) is a term used primarily in urban planning, real estate development, building design and the construction industry. It encompasses the following:
A developed area, i.e. any land on which buildings and/or nonbuilding structures are present, normally as part of a larger developed environment such as:
developed land lot rural area urban area
suburban area urban agglomeration
A gross building area (construction area), as defined in BOMA standards for "computing, communicating and comparing the measurement of buildings by gross areas", namely:
An illuminated section of a road—as defined by the United Kingdom's Highway Code—where speed limits are automatically applied.
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Built-up area (Highway Code) Floor area (building) Gross floor area Real estate development Urban development Urban planning
^ Definition vary among jurisdictions. ^ BOMA’s Suite of Floor Measurement Standards Bundle / BOMA. URL: boma.org.
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