Measured Building Surveys
Measured Building Surveys are required for the redevelopment and future use planning of existing buildings. Accurate measurement of an area is essential for the commercial viability of a space. It determines rental income estimates and identifies exact leasable areas.
The new International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) for commercial office space have become mandatory for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). They apply to members operating in this area since February 2016. The new RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement stipulates that gross internal area (GIA) will be the standard from now on, replacing the formerly used net internal area (NIA).
Standardisation of measurement practice across international boundaries is essential for those involved in the international office property sector. It brings transparency and consistency to defining the office space market. According to The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition, when comparing different measurement standards, there can be as much as a 24% variance in the area of the same building using differing reporting methods.
In reality, there are many who operate in the Irish market, where the old SCSI method of reporting (NIA) adequately describes the usable area of an office. At ORS, our chartered surveyors in the Building Surveying Team have carried out numerous building measurement surveys on large scale office and commercial developments on behalf of our clients. We offer dual reporting that includes IPMS and NIA options to satisfy domestic and international operators.
From a non-commercial perspective, Measured Building Surveys provide a historical record of monuments and buildings of national importance.
COVID restrictions have brought new challenges for many businesses regarding access to properties and time constraints on-site. Using the latest technology laser scanners, we provide the highest level of accuracy available to ensure every corner of the building is captured. Our approach causes minimal disruption to your business, with a reduction of 60% on-site work. It is better suited to measure the built environment and captures more data very accurately.
The ORS approach accommodates our clients by reducing time on site and dedicating more time to the process and analysis off-site. We produce accurate and highly detailed floor plans with density details and pictures, sections and elevations of existing buildings and structures.
Our team of skilled and experienced surveyors work on a variety of buildings, including complex retail units, industrial buildings, castles, listed buildings, churches, cathedrals, schools, offices, sports venues, universities, private dwellings and country estates.
The ORS Building Surveying Team works with both domestic and international clients. Our experts are highly trained in the use of both IPMS measurement and SCSI measurement. Looking to the future, we are adopting Revit models as we evolve with our clients’ needs.
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