Measure, Map, Model
Detailed IPMS Area Verification Services which include the provision of independent, documented, certification & verification across Projects.
At SurveyWorx we deliver Area Measurement Verification Surveys across both small & large-scale Residential & Commercial Projects.
Area Verification Services can include:
- Off Plan (AutoCAD Exercise from Supplied Drawings)
- Site Survey Measurements (Surveyor(s) Attendance)
- Revise/Update Previous Report
Accurate assessment of a Building’s usable space in line with current RICS Guidelines.
IPMS Area Verification Surveys
Our Team of experienced Geospatial Surveyors integrated with the latest technology & proven processes allow us to deliver an efficient & cost-effective solution to your IPMS Area Verification Survey requirements.
Area Referencing Reports provide a schedule of areas (Area Reference Plans & Numeric Verification), which will be produced from Surveyed Data & AutoCAD Drawings. Plans will provide Visual Verification of all defined areas within a Building.
The Second Edition of the RICS Measurement incorporates the existing International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) for Office Buildings & the latest standards for Residential Buildings.
The International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) publication from the RICS defines & sets out how to assess the different spaces inside a Building. IPMS1, IPMS2, IPMS3 as well as the old RICS assessments of NIA, GIA & GEA can be calculated if these are preferred & are based on the RICS Guide to Measuring Practice.
IPMS Office Definitions
IPMS 1 Definition
The sum of the area of each floor level of the Building measured to the outer perimeter of external construction features & reported on a floor-by-floor basis. In many markets, but not universally, this is referred to as Gross External Area (GEA).
IPMS 2 Definition
The sum of the area of each floor level of an Office Building measured to the Internal Dominant Face & reported on a Component-by-Component basis for each floor of a Building. In many markets, but not universally, this is referred to as Gross Internal Area (GIA).
IPMS 3 Definition
The Floor Area available on an exclusive basis to an occupier, but excluding Standard Facilities & shared circulation areas, & calculated on an occupier-by-occupier or floor-by-floor basis for each Building.
IPMS Residential Definitions
IPMS 1 Residential Definition
The sum of the area of each floor level of a Building measured to the outer perimeter of external construction features, which may be reported on a component basis for each floor of a Building.
IPMS 2 Residential Definition
The sum of the area of each floor level of a Residential Building measured to the Internal Dominant Face, which may be reported on a component basis for each floor of a Building.
IPMS 3 Residential Definition
The floor area available on an exclusive basis to an occupier.
- IPMS 3A: An External Measurement of the area in exclusive occupation – equates somewhat to GEA (Gross External Area (GEA).
- IPMS 3B: An Internal Measurement including Internal Walls, etc. – equates somewhat to GIA (Gross Internal Area (GIA).
- IPMS 3C: An Internal Measurement excluding Internal Walls, etc – equates somewhat to (Effective Floor Area (EFA).