Unravelling the tape measure for Built Environment students

Stonehouse, Jane and Johnson, Lynn (2016) Unravelling the tape measure for Built Environment students. In: Innovations in Built Environment Education, 8-9 September 2016, Liverpool.

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The International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) became mandatory on 1 January 2016. The standards concern the measurement of office accommodation and will be followed over the coming years with changes to how Real Estate professionals undertake measurement of all commercial property.

The new standards bring significant changes in the way office accommodation is measured, especially compared to the former Code of Measuring Practice (COMP) and will result in area differences, which will impact on professionals and clients alike.

Although met with some resistance by professionals the RICS understand that there will be a period of transition for both surveyors and their clients alike. They are fully aware of the impact of the changes in terms of area differences and subsequently values. It has therefore become important that students are fully aware of both standards of measurement in order that they fully understand the implications and are ready for employment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36676

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