This partial list of Building Measurement Industry terms relates to this single standard: IPMS RETAIL
An external platform at an upper floor level with a balustrade to the open sides projecting from or recessed from an External Wall and including in this definition generally accessible rooftop terraces, external galleries and loggia.
An independent structure forming part of a Property.
An internal or external walkway above the surrounding area that is used to provide access or allow workers to stand or move.
The maximum height within a building or section of a building measured to the lowest point of the roof structural element or building equipment such as ducting, gantries, pipework, sprinklers and the like.
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 total Floor Area attributed to one of the Components.
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 enclosing element of a Building, including windows and walls that separates the exterior area from the interior area.
The wall surface directly above the horizontal wall-floor junction, ignoring skirting boards, cable trunking, heating and cooling units, and pipework.
The area of a normally horizontal, permanent, load-bearing structure for each level of a building.
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.
International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) A collection of measurement standards developed by the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition.
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.
An intermediate or partial story, other than a Catwalk, between the floor levels or roof of a Building and usually fully or partially open on one or more sides.
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.