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International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS)
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International Property Measurement Standard

Discover more about IPMS, the International Standard for measuring property area.

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"We will adopt the new International Property Measurement Standard introduced in January 2016, which will future-proof the way we measure government buildings and ensure consistency across the UK and internationally."
Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP, UK Government Minister for the Cabinet Office.

The International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) will ensure that property assets are measured in a consistent way, creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.

The RIBA is a member of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), an international group of professional and not-for-profit organisations working together to develop and embed a single property measurement standard.

The IPMSC has developed standards for the following sectors:

  1. Office Buildings
  2. Residential Properties
  3. Industrial Buildings
  4. Retail Buildings

Visit the IMPS website to download the standards or comment on consultations.

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