Real Estate

Inspecting Commercial Real Estate

Certified Building Code Official performing Commercial Building Inspections. All of our Property Condition Assessments or PCAs use the baseline property condition assessment process as outlined in the ASTM E-2018 Standards and InterNACHI International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. We use Thermal Imaging for Moisture, Overheat and Roof leak detection. Reports are detailed and contain detailed pictures and summaries to accurately describe building and conditions found.

Certified Building Code Official performing Commercial Building Inspections. All of our Property Condition Assessments or PCAs use the baseline property condition assessment process as outlined in the ASTM E-2018 Standards and InterNACHI International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. We use Thermal Imaging for Moisture, Overheat and Roof leak detection. Reports are detailed and contain detailed pictures and summaries to accurately describe building and conditions found.

The ASTM E 2018 guideline defines good commercial and customary practices for conducting a baseline PCA, the goal is to identify and communicate physical deficiencies to a user. The term physical deficiencies means the presence of conspicuous defects or material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during the field observer’s walk-through survey. This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance, miscellaneous minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc., and excludes de minimis conditions that generally do not present material physical deficiencies of the subject property.

Our network of commercial building inspectors follow industry accepted guidelines of ASTM E2018. These commercial inspection standards help both the commercial building inspector and the client to understand the scope agreed to for the inspection including the systems or areas to be inspected, and is used as a guide to develop said scopes and procedures.

Objectives in the development of the ASTM E 2018 Standards are: (1) define good commercial and customary practice for the PCA of primary commercial real estate improvements; (2) facilitate consistent and pertinent content in PCRs; (3) develop practical and reasonable recommendations and expectations for site observations, document reviews and research associated with conducting PCAs and preparing PCRs; (4) establish reasonable expectations for PCRs; (5) assist in developing an industry baseline standard of care for appropriate observations and research; and (6) recommend protocols for consultants for communicating observations, opinions, and recommendations in a manner meaningful to the user.

A Phase II ESA is an assessment of a property conducted in accordance with the regulations by, or under the supervision of, a qualified consultant to determine the location and concentration of contaminants on the property. A Phase II ESA is generally undertaken under the following circumstances: If the property is used, or has ever been used, in whole or in part for an industrial use or any of the following commercial uses: a garage; a bulk liquid dispensing facility, including a gasoline outlet; or for the operation of dry cleaning equipment.

In the event that corrective action is required following the Phase II ESA programs, Consultants traditionally manage the process by arranging, supervising and overseeing the necessary Phase III ESA (Environmental Site Cleanup). Environmental monitoring and sampling occurs within the open excavations to assess for possible contamination and its extent. In the event that contaminated soils are encountered onsite, a remedial program is developed to achieve the property owner/client’s objectives.

The Commercial Building Inspector provides inspection services to most of Southern Ontario. With the experience of inspecting Plaza’s, Industrial Buildings, Warehouses, Offices, Combined Occupancies, strip plaza’s, churches, schools and hospitals, the Commercial Building Inspector can provide the expertise to protect your Commercial Property investment. As a Certified Building Code Official with the Ontario Building Officials Association and an experienced Thermographer in infrared technology your inspection will be detailed and comprehensive.

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