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Construction glossary

What is Net D?

Net D, in the context of the construction industry, refers to the "net deliverable" square footage or area of a constructed property. It applies to the actual usable space that remains after the subtraction of communal areas such as shared hallways, staircases, and residential utilities from the gross square footage. In commercial real estate, it typically excludes areas reserved for mechanical systems, structural elements, elevator shafts, and similar components. This figure is critical as it impacts the leasing or selling value of a property and also informs space allocation, cost assessment, and planning considerations during a construction project. Therefore, understanding Net D is key to optimizing building layouts and the planning of space allocations within any construction project.