Building Diagnostics Group has the expertise to perform a Property Condition Assessment on your commercial property in Austin, Texas. We often work with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition and perform annual inspections to proactively protect clients’ investments.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Our wide range of infrared inspection services includes:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
What is a Property Condition Assessment?
A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is the inspection of an asset that identifies any physical defects and deferred maintenance issues that could potentially affect its value.
Few properties are in perfect condition, and a PCA is a cost-effective way to help you determine the condition of a property you intend to purchase, invest in, sell or insure, and what it will cost to maintain it in the coming years.
Lenders typically require PCAs (also called Property Condition Reports or Commercial Building Inspections) as part of their underwriting process. Buyers and developers use them to minimize their investment risks. Property managers use PCAs to budget maintenance costs for their capital planning.
During the property assessment, the consultant starts with a preliminary review of available drawings, specifications, reports and records related to the property. Interviews are conducted to learn about the building’s history, maintenance, and site improvements.
The inspector visits the site and spends several hours or days doing a walk-through of the property and inspecting the building envelope, the roof, structural systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing and more. Visible deficiencies are documented, and components that have been poorly maintained are identified.
For each deficiency found, clients receive a report that fully describes the concerns or defects found during the inspection, with photo documentation, and opinions about the cost of immediate and short-term repairs can be provided.
While a PCA may seem like an unnecessary expense, it can actually end up saving you thousands of dollars. It can be used as a negotiating tool with the seller of the property, helping you to negotiate a lower price or require repairs prior to closing. It can also help guide your future maintenance and improvement planning.
When you enlist the services of BDG, you will benefit from a team of highly trained of professionals, including ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, Certified Mold Inspectors and other engineering/architectural specialists. Our skills and training allow us to provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Building Diagnostics Group can customize a Property Condition Assessment to meet the needs of clients in Austin, Texas and across the nation. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss the details of your project.