FIG Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management

Working Group 10.1
International Construction Measurement Standards 

Policy Issues

Following initial publication in 2017, the second edition of ICMS, incorporating life cycle costs, will be published in 2019. This is a seminal moment for the profession and the standards require wide professional support to encourage their worldwide adoption.

The standards can be used through the project life cycle from benchmarking, cost prediction, procurement and facilities management.


Alan Muse, United Kingdom


What we are working on -

  • To integrate ICMS into working practice, mapping to existing national cost classifications needs to take place and FIG can be advocate for this process.
  • Working paper an ICMS 2 User Guide. 

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