This week, the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) launched a public consultation for the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS). The standard seeks to improve consistency and reduce risk in the global construction industry.

Anyone can respond to the ICMS consultation, but in particular, quantity surveyors, cost consultants, civil engineers, architects and all construction professionals who work on cost calculation in construction and infrastructure projects in the public and private global sectors are encouraged to take part.

The ICMS Coalition is a rapidly growing partnership of more than 40 professional and not-for-profit organisations from around the world, including CIOB, RICS, RIBA, ICE and IET. They are committed to producing and supporting one shared standard for construction measurement. Together, they aim to develop and implement international standards for benchmarking, measuring and reporting construction project cost.

To view the consultation paper, click here.