|In addition to commenting on individual elements contained within the Consultation Document, the IPMS SSC would also appreciate your response to the following questions:
Q1. IPMS: Residential Buildings is intended to improve market transparency for consumers. Does the document achieve this and if not what improvements would you suggest?
Q2. Which of the standards IPMS 1, IPMS 2 Residential and IPMS 3A, 3B and 3C Residential would be relevant to your markets?
Q3. How would you use IPMS 1, IPMS 2 Residential and IPMS 3A, 3B and 3C – Residential within the markets in which you operate?
Q4. Within your residential market are there other measurement issues that the IPMS Residential Standard has not mentioned or clarified that you believe should be part of the IPMS Residential Standard?
Q5. IPMS: Residential Buildings has adopted Internal Dominant Face in order to maintain consistency across all IPMS Standards. Please advise whether you support this or whether you have an alternative proposal and if so what is it and why? How would you address the resulting inconsistency with IPMS Office Buildings?
Q6. Are the explanatory diagrams and text description for Internal Dominant Face sufficient? If not, what specific diagrams or explanation do you require?
Q7. Are all other diagrams clear in demonstrating the concepts to which they apply?
Q8. IPMS: Residential has adopted Level 0, Level 1 and Level 2 to denote what in some markets would be called ground, first and second floor and in other markets floor 1, 2 and 3. Will this approach be understood in your market?
Q9. IPMS 1 currently excludes ground floor patios from the total measurement, as the ground floor is not actually part of the building structure, although they can be measured and stated separately. A similar upper floor balcony is however included, as it forms part of the building structure, albeit is stated separately. Do you have any comments on this approach?
Q10. Do you have any other comments?