This partial list of Building Measurement Industry terms relates to this single standard: IPMS RESIDENTIAL
For the purpose of these standards a balcony includes covered external galleries, and loggias.
Those parts of a Building providing shared facilities that typically do not change over time, including, for example, circulation areas, stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators and motor rooms, toilets, cleaners’ cupboards, plant rooms, fire refuge areas, maintenance rooms and unallocated parking spaces.
The Extent at ground level of the area of a Building covered by one or more roofs, the perimeter of which (sometimes referred to as the drip line) is the outermost structural extension, exclusive of ornamental overhangs.
The wall surface directly above the horizontal wall-floor junction, ignoring skirting boards, cable trunking, heating and cooling units, and pipework.
A type of building typically used to house equipment and personnel for distributing and changing the form of raw materials or of assembling components and parts, packaging, warehousing and transporting finished products. In recent years has referred to a style of building. Some industrial style buildings are leased as office buildings.
The inside finished surface comprising more than 50% of the floor to ceiling height for each IDF Wall Portion. If such does not occur, then the Finished Surface is deemed to be the IDF.
The sum of the areas of each floor level of a Building measured to the outer perimeter of external construction features and reported on a floor-by-floor basis.
The sum of the areas of each floor level of a residential Building measured to the Internal Dominant Face.
The Floor Area available on an exclusive basis to an occupier.
The area designed for vehicles next to or adjacent to a Loading Dock.
An elevated platform at an opening of a Building designed for receiving or dispatching goods or equipment.
A Mezzanine that is an integral part of the structure of a Building.
Any real estate asset in the built environment.
Comprises Users, Service Providers and Third Parties.
Any entity providing real estate advice to a User Including, but not limited to, Valuers, Surveyors, facility managers, property managers, asset managers, agents and brokers, Space Measurement Professionals, cost consultants, interior designers and architects.
A Service Provider qualified by experience or training to measure Buildings in accordance with IPMS.
Those parts of a Building providing shared or common facilities that typically do not change over time, including, for example, stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators and motor rooms, toilets, cleaners’ cupboards, plant rooms, fire refugee areas and maintenance rooms. See Common Facilities.
A construction that provides shelter or serves as an ancillary function, but is not necessarily fully enclosed.
A Mezzanine that is not an integral part of the structure of a Building.
Any entity other than a User or Service Provider with an interest in property measurement including, but not limited to, governments, banks, other property financing bodies, data analysts and researchers.
An owner-occupier, developer, investor, purchaser, vendor, landlord or tenant.
A Service Provider with an appropriate professional qualification in valuation or appraisal.