Phase 1 Environmental Assessment: Validity, Expiration and More

Environmental Site Assessment

This blog assumes that the reader is aware of what a phase 1 site assessment is. If not, visit our website for more details. In summary, while purchasing any sort of property or land, environmental due diligence in the form of phase one environmental is usually required by the lender for mortgage approval. A purchaser […]

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Property Condition Assessment and a Facility Condition Assessment – Are They Same?

Building Condition Assessment

Whether you are a lender or a property owner, a thorough understanding of the property is needed. A professional inspection company with prior experience can help. The Property Condition Assessment (PCA) and Facility Condition Assessment are very similar, but they are not the same. The objective nor the content of the two reports are not […]

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Phase II ESA Sampling Methods

Environmental Site Assessment

Phase II ESA’s are usually required after a Phase I ESA predicts REC. The purpose of a Phase II investigation is to analyze through testing and sampling if the predicted contaminants exist. Phase II ESA’s are relatively more expensive than Phase I and take a longer time to complete. So, if you’re the buyer of […]

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Tips for a Successful Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

Environmental Site Assessment

This blog assumes that the reader is aware of what a Phase I ESA is. If not, visit Phase I ESA on our website for more details. Most banks or lenders require a Phase I ESA before the buyer purchases any commercial or industrial properties. This helps them verify that there are no potential environmental […]

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Key Areas Where Quantity Surveyor Might be Helpful

Quantity Surveyor

What is a Quantity Surveyor? The Quantity Surveyor is a professional who works in the field of construction management by providing effective cost control for the project. A Quantity Surveyor is not a Land Surveyor or a Building Surveyor. Quantity Surveyor should have adequate knowledge about Engineering, Construction Design, and Architecture. Quantity Surveyors help their […]

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Commercial Building Inspections – Tips for Finding a Reliable and Competent Building Inspector

Building Condition Assessment

While selecting a reliable and competent Building Inspection Company, the following should be considered. A Building Condition Assessment objective is to outline physical deficiencies in that property and recommend repair and replacement cost. The Property Condition Assessment guide is ASTME_2018-15. Whether the inspection company is following the standard in preparing the report The Building Condition […]

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What Are Environmental Site Assessments and How Are They Prepared?

Environmental Site Assessment

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: It is comprised of a historical review, site reconnaissance, and interviews with relevant personnel before reporting. It is an evaluation of historical and current property use in order to find any potential contaminations that have or can occur. Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment: If Phase I environmental assessment has a […]

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What Are Geotechnical Services and How Do They Help?

Geotechnical Engineering

What is Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering is a branch of Civil Engineering. Geotechnical engineering uses the principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate the subsurface condition, which helps in the design of the foundation for structures. Geotechnical Engineers provide various services Geotechnical Investigation: Geotechnical Investigation involves the process of drilling boreholes, taking soil […]

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How are Property Condition Assessments Essential to Buying Commercial Property?

Building Condition Assessment

What Is a Property Condition Assessment? A Property Condition Assessment is done to identify physical deficiencies in that property. Based on the physical defects, appropriate repair and replacement costs are recommended. The property condition report is prepared as per the ASTME_2018-15. The Property Condition Assessment comprises of : 1. Walkthrough survey to identify physical deficiencies […]

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What Do Geotechnical Engineering Consultants Do?

Geotechnical Engineering

What is Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering is the story of the engineering relationship between humans and earth. It is the science that explains the mechanics of soil and rock and its engineering application to the development of humankind. History of Geotechnical Engineering In the early day’s application of geotechnical engineering was based on trial and […]

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