Building Condition Surveys Houston
Building condition surveys houston are also known as a Due Diligence Inspection, or structural engineering condition survey. These are physical evaluation of an existing building’s systems, components and site improvements. Building condition surveys typically includes items such as site characteristics, structure, roof, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and access and egress. Most commonly building condition surveys are performed prior to a real estate transaction for commercial property. EMA Structural & Forensic engineers utilizes the ASTM Standard E2018-99 as a guideline for conducting Property Condition Assessments.
EMA has structural Engineers committed to providing our clients with detailed, impartial reports which are certified by Registered Professional Engineers.
We provide a full range of inspection services including:
- Building condition surveys Houston
- Roof inspections & studies
- Construction I Building Defects
- Commercial Construction Monitoring
- Demolition and Plans Review
- Construction Draw Inspections
- Facility Asset Management
EMA observes the condition of structures by examining fi ve different evaluation criteria. The criteria included:
• Stairs, rails and porches
• Roof, gutter, downspouts and chimneys
• Exterior surfaces
• Windows and doors
Evaluators utilized the same assessment criteria for building condition surveys Houston found in the Linden Gateway analysis; the foundation of which was based on the University of Oregon’s Community Planning Workshop. The evaluation matrix assigned a numerical rank to the observed condition of the aforementioned housing criteria. The numerical ranking corresponds to the following short explanations; well maintained, moderate maintenance, minor repair, moderate repair, major repair, and not
salvageable. A more detailed explanation of the evaluation criteria can be found in the chart in Appendix F – Building Condition Survey Evaluation Criteria and Definitions.