Property Condition Assessments are commercial building inspections focused on identifying all immediate repairs and deferred maintenance conditions for a given building. Property Condition Assessments should include a discussion of all site improvements and building systems, including:
· Site Pavement Systems
· Site Landscaping
· Building Foundation
· Building Structure
· Roofing Systems
· HVAC Systems and Equipment
· Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
· ADA Compliance
· Fire Suppression Systems
· Conveyance Systems (Elevators and Escalators)
Property Condition Assessments should be conducted by experienced building inspectors, building engineers, civil engineers, or structural engineers. Most reputable engineering firms will prepare PCAs to meet the standards of ASTM E 2018 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process.
Property Condition Assessments typically include a table describing all immediate repairs and a table describing replacement reserves that will be required over a reserve period (most commonly 12 years).
Some Property Condition Assessments include specialist inspections. While the commercial building inspector should be knowledgeable about all building systems, specialists can bring valuable expertise. For example, a license elevator inspector carries a key to the elevator shaft, while a building inspector by law cannot open an elevator shaft.
Some common add-ons to Property Condition Assessments are the following:
o Slope Stability Assessments
o Indoor Air Quality Assessments
My firm Partner Engineering and Science provides high quality Property Condition Assessments nationwide.