Building Condition Assessment
Building Condition Assessment

PRYCO offers Building Condition Inspection Services for all type of Commercial and Industrial Buildings. PRYCO uses a systematic approach to inspecting and assessing the condition of the subject property.

Why do you need a Building Condition Assessment?

  • There are various reasons as to why a Building Condition Assessment is required. Buying a property is a significant time and money In order to ensure that a potential property purchase is the right investment a Building Condition Inspection is required. Building Condition Assessment will evaluate overall condition of the building and site improvements of a property and over all immediate and short-term cost.
  • In some cases, lenders may require a commercial building condition assessment services, as these assessments are required for many lenders.
  • A building condition assessment can also be useful if you are planning to renovate the building because your contractor will review the building condition assessment to help determine total renovation costs.
  • Not only can defects be revealed in building inspection, they can be points for negotiation with the seller, but knowledge of required upgrades can also help you plan for adequate financing.
  • Building Condition assessment can also be done for financial and strategic planning by property owners. This form of Building Condition Assessment is called facility Condition assessment.

How do building condition assessments work?

The Building Condition Assessment includes, if applicable to the Subject Property, a visual inspection of the following accessible systems and components as described in, and in the manner provided by, ASTM E 2018- 15 structural frame and building envelope including roofing; mechanical and electrical systems including the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilation; and interior elements. Assessors take photos and prepare written documentation on each component, including the deficiencies they observe. They also review repair and maintenance histories and interview facilities and maintenance staff.

What does a building condition assessment evaluate?

The building condition assessment report will indicate whether you need to do repairs in the short term, as well as what will be required in the longer term, complete with estimated costs. Specifically, a building condition assessment will evaluate the condition of the following.

  • Site and grounds (pavement, curbs, loading docks, walks, landscaping, irrigation, site drainage, exterior lighting, walls, fencing/railings, signage, and exterior amenities): Have these components been well maintained or have they been allowed to deteriorate?
  • Structural systems (foundations and structural framing of walls, columns, intermediate floors, and roofs): Are there cracks in the foundation? Is there any leakage?
  • Building envelope (roofing systems, exterior finishes, stairs and steps, exterior doors and windows): How old is the roof and when will it need to be replaced? What is the estimated cost?
  • Mechanical systems (electrical, heating ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and conveyance systems): What is the condition of each system and how much longer will it last?
  • Interior building components (interior finishes of common areas). The interior components include ceiling, flooring, internal wall, doors and windows.

Who can do a Building Condition Inspection?

Not all building inspection companies can do a Building Condition Assessment. Companies with prior experience should be engaged to do the work. They should be able to evaluate and recommend the opinion of the probable cost of repair or replacement. Should be able to comment on the remaining useful life of each component and remaining useful life of the building. Pryco Global Inc specializes in Building Condition Assessment. PRYCO has carried out Building Condition Assessment all over Alberta and all types of property.