A construction site in Hong Kong. There is no standard for measuring gross floor area in the city’s buildings, leading to some appearing to be bigger than they are. Photo: Roy Issa
Denis Ma
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Concrete Analysis by Denis Ma

Why Hong Kong buildings are bigger than they appear: it’s all in the way they are measured

The lack of a standard way of measuring gross floor area leads to buildings ‘growing’, causing confusion for investors when valuing deals

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A construction site in Hong Kong. There is no standard for measuring gross floor area in the city’s buildings, leading to some appearing to be bigger than they are. Photo: Roy Issa
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