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Shipping docks in IPMS

Dominic Tremblay
September 3, 2015

Are shipping docks (débarcadères) included in Workspace, Amenities, or another area type in IPMS standard?



Dominic Tremblay
September 4, 2015

Following my question from yesterday, I have another:
The office, wc and storage space allocated for Building Operations & Management should be treated like any other space or as a special category (other)?

I have the IPMS standard PDF with me, but the spaces examples are really summarized... Is there another document with more explanations or examples that I could access?

Thanks again.

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
September 8, 2015

Hi Dominic,

Shipping docks would be included in IPMS 1 and IPMS 2 under the Component Area H "Other Areas" as long as they are fully enclosed. Otherwise, unenclosed shipping areas would not be included.

Office, WC and Storage withing a building operations and management area would be generally categorized under Component Area C but I believe it would be ok to categorize these separately so that storage is Component Area H "Other Areas" and the WC is Component Area D "Hygiene Areas" and the Operations Office as Component C "Technical Services".


Dominic Tremblay
September 9, 2015

Thanks a lot for your reply.

Concerning my other question, do you know of any document or example I could look at aside from the standard itself?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
September 10, 2015

Sorry Domenic, I do not. The standard is still fairly new and there is not a lot of supplementary documentation available.

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