CTBUH Research Manager, Dr. Dario Trabucco, recently became part of the Standard Setting Committee of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMS), a selected group of experts that prepare the standards of building floor area measurement that are then submitted for consultation and international acceptance.
IPMS is a group of 80+ professional and not-for-profit organizations from around the world, working together to develop and implement international standards for measuring property, with the intent to make buildings comparable at a global scale.
The definition of accurate and internationally accepted ways of measuring tall building floor area will not only be relevant for the real estate industry, but also for most of the professionals involved in every aspect of tall building design.
This marks yet another area where the Council is taking an active role at an international level, and has been recognized as a principal representative of the ever-growing tall building industry.
Trabucco and the Council originally became involved with IPMS through a CTBUH research project, Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area, kindly funded by ArcelorMittal. Leaders from IPMS attended the Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop, which served as an introduction to this research project, at the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference.