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Property Condition Assessments

The gold standard for commercial property & building inspections is the Property Condition Assessment as defined by ASTM E-2018-15. This is often the standard of care necessary for large corporations and investment groups as part of their due diligence activities.

Criterium-Williams Engineers has inspected all types of commercial buildings as part of a work portfolio totaling over a million square feet. We can supplement our standard Property Condition Assessment with any special inspections that may be necessary.  

The scope of our investigation is designed to address the unique concerns and risk tolerance of our clients. We provide a list of current deficiencies and areas of deferred maintenance along with the cost to cure these deficiencies. At the end of our report is a table of capital reserve requirements. 

Our standard Property Condition Assessment includes a limited document review, interviews of knowledgeable persons/operators, and a thorough visual assessment of the following property aspects: 

 

SITE

  • Topography
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Ingress & Egress
  • Paving, Curbing & Parking
  • Flatwork
  • Landscaping & Appurtenances
  • Recreational Facilitates
  • Special Utility Systems

STRUCTUREAL FRAME & BUILDING ENVELOPE

  • Foundation
  • Superstructure
  • Façade 

ROOFING

  • Roof Covering
  • Parapets
  • Drainage 

PLUMBING

  • Materials
  • Fixtures
  • Domestic Hot Water 

HEATING

  • System Components (eg. Boilers / Radiators / Air Handlers / Package Units / etc..)
  • System Design & Control

AIR CONDITIONING & VENTILATION

  • System Components (eg. Chillers / Cooling Towers / Air Handlers / Package Units / etc..)
  • System Design & Control 

ELECTRICAL

  • Service, Transformers & Meters
  • Distribution Panels
  • General Lighting Systems
  • Emergency Equipment

System Design & Control 

VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION

  • Elevators / Escalators 

LIFE SAFETY / FIRE PROTECTION

  • System Components (eg. Sprinklers / Standpipes / Water Storage / etc..)
  • Special Construction
  • System Design & Control  

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

  • Common Areas
  • Tenant Areas 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS / ISSUES

  • Accessibility Survey / etc...