Commercial Building Inspections
St. Louis Commercial Property Inspectors
Commercial building inspections and light industrial inspections differ from a residential home inspection and vary on price depending on multiple factors including, but not limited to, square footage, and number and type of mechanical systems. Past experiences include such buildings as strip centers, shopping centers, retail buildings, warehouse/buildings for small manufacturers (as large as 250,000 square feet), multi-family properties (2-96 units), churches, educational facilities, restaurants, and the like. Please call us for pricing information regarding your commercial real estate inspection or commercial property inspection needs,. Our commitment to our customers and their investment ensures your complete satisfaction.
Whether you are a building owner, property manager, leasing agent, lender or tenant, you can rely on Brewer Inspection Services to provide you with the information you need. Our inspections range from Property Condition Assessments to inspections tailored to a client’s specific needs. All PCA, commercial building inspections, and light industrial property inspections are performed to the only commercial building inspection standard the ASTM E2018-15 Standard. Whether buying or leasing, we can inspect your future property to ensure the protection of your investment dollars.
Our evaluation provides valuable information for the following systems
Commercial Building Inspections
Light Industrial Property Inspections
Construction Progress Inspections
Inspection StandardASTM E2018-15
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All Commercial and Light Industrial Inspections or based on the ASTM E2018. The recognized standard for commercial building inspections and property condition assessments.
Our ASHI Certified Inspectors have been trained to perform inspection in accordance with the ASTM standard.
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COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS
PRE-PURCHASE, PRE-LEASE AND POST-LEASE INSPECTIONS
Whether you’re purchasing in an office, warehouse, mixed-use building, multi-tenant building, multi-unit apartment building, church, or shopping center sprawling, an inspection is crucial for identifying immediate and deferred maintenance. All commercial building inspections are performed to the only commercial building inspection standard the ASTM Standard. At Brewer Inspection Services, we will perform a full-service comprehensive inspection. These types of property assessments often include pre-purchase, pre-lease, or post-lease inspections. All commercial building and commercial real estate or property tenants and buyers need to perform due diligence before they sign a lease or make a purchase commitment, Brewer Inspections Services and assist you to meet these needs. Pre-Purchase Inspections
When deciding to lease or purchase a commercial property, many things are part of that decision, including but not limited to its location, size, road access, and the parking situation. However, one of the most important things you need to know is the potential repair costs without an inspection you go into a deal blind. If you need a new roof or HVAC and mechanical equipment replaced after you have taken possession, this can drastically increase your overall investment. For this reason, a pre-purchase inspection is essential. A comprehensive Brewer Inspection Services commercial building or real estate inspection is necessary to complete your due diligence so you can make an informed decision regarding your acquisition of a commercial building or commercial property.
Pre- and Post-Lease Inspections for Landlords and Tenants
Commercial property leases may hold tenants responsible for repairs to their leased building or space. Prior to signing a lease, a tenant has the right to know the condition of the building and whether it needs major repairs such as a new roof, HVAC equipment, or upgrading the electrical service. At the end of the lease, the tenant should order a commercial inspection to document the condition of their unit at the time they vacate the property.
Landlords also often use commercial building inspections prior to tenant occupancy and after tenant vacancy for the same reasons. An unbiased commercial inspection by Brewer Inspection Services provides documentary evidence of any and all resident damages to assist in determining potential repair costs and how it may impact tenant deposit refunds.
Your Brewer Inspection Service Reports
Our Commercial Building Inspections or Building Assessments (performed to ASTM Standard E 2018-15 are an independent and unbiased visible assessment of the conditions that exist at the time of the inspection. All commercial building inspections are performed to the only commercial building inspection standard, the ASTM Standard. If your inspection is not performed using the ASTM E2018-15 standard in it not universally excepted and defensible. Commercial inspections review all major components and may include many or all of the following components and their condition:
- Air Conditioning
- Exterior Walls
- Windows and Doors
- Interior Finishes
Elements that should typically be inspected by an outside expert or the state or local municipality may require inspection by a licensed individual/company may include.
- Fire Protection
- Environmental Site Assessments
- Swimming Pools
- Well and Septic
Types of Property Assessments
Inspection reports are customized to meet our clients’ requirements. We have expertise in the following areas of assessments:
- Property Acquisition
- Due Diligence
- Deferred Maintenance
- Reserve Fund Study
- Long-Term Planning
- Property Leasing
- Re-financing Assessment
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS
PRE-PURCHASE, PRE-LEASE AND POST-LEASE INSPECTIONS
Industrial properties are some of the most unique, complicated, and difficult properties to assess from a technical perspective. There is a lot to consider including boilers, air compressors, chillers, and other specialized equipment and features. You can’t trust just anyone with this type of evaluation.
Our property inspectors are experienced with light industrial properties of all types and can provide you with the details and insights that you need to make an informed decision. Our Industrial Property Condition Assessments are conducted in accordance our industry leading inspection standards the ASTM E 2018-15.
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ASSESSMENTS
During the construction phase of any project, you want a professional on-site to regularly monitor the building progress. We can perform progress inspections to ensure the quality of the workmanship are being made with the highest standards and on schedule according to your contract agreement. Construction Progress Assessments will create a written report complete with high-resolution photos based on parameters and a timeline set by you, which may include:
- Establishing the level of completion of the overall construction at a given point in time
- Providing data to help verify loan agreements
- Reporting on the status of stored materials
When a builder completes a certain percentage of work on the property and submits a payment or draw request, the bank should order a “draw” inspection to ensure the construction phase has been completed correctly. Brewer Inspection Services will verify whether the amount of money requested for the property is fair and reasonable for the amount of work that has been completed.
Ancillary or Add-On Services
We can arrange for the following ancillary add-on inspection
- Radon Gas Testing
- Termite Inspection
- Sewer Camera Lateral Inspection
- Natural Gas Safety Inspection
- Irrigation Inspection
- Swimming Pool Inspections
Additional Inspections you may want consider contacting a licensed professional for Environmental, Fire Suppression, Elevators, Loading Dock Equipment, plus additional requiring specialized licensed professionals.
THE Commercial Building Inspection Standard
ASTM International (ASTM), ASTM E-2018 Standard of Practice
Every Commercial Building Inspection should be performed to the ASTM E2018-15 it is also known as a Property Condition Assessment. The standard is the most widely recognized standard for commercial buildings and multi-family buildings with more than four dwellings; it defines good commercial and customary practice for conducting a baseline Property Condition Assessment (PCA). This standard was explicitly written for commercial real estate and intended mainly for commercial real estate transactions. “ASTM International (ASTM), originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.” Other standards by home inspection organizations do not apply to commercial and industrial buildings. Commercial inspections are not intended to be an appraisal or a code compliance inspection. Nor is it intended to be a guarantee or warranty of any kind. It does not include load calculations, stress analysis, or design capabilities as a Missouri licensed engineer can only perform these.
The Property Condition Assessment or PCA standard that is recommended is the ASTM E2018-15. This standard assists in determining a baseline for Property Condition Assessments in the United States for commercial real estate. The complete standard is approximately 25 pages long with many references as to how to conduct a real estate inspection of a commercial piece of property. The ASTM E2018-15 is a guideline for describing a property condition assessment as “the process by which a person or entity observes a property, interviews sources, and reviews available documentation for the purpose of developing an opinion and preparing a PCR (Property Condition Report) of a commercial real estate’s current physical condition. At the option of the user, a PCA may include a higher level of inquiry and due diligence than the baseline scope described within this guide or, at the user’s option, it may include a lower level of inquiry or due diligence than the baseline scope described in this guide.” Let’s define what is meant by “baseline” according to the guide: “the minimum level of observations, due diligence, inquiry/research, documentation review, and preparation of opinions of probable costs to remedy material physical deficiencies for conducting a PCA as described in this guide.”
WHAT IS AND ISN’T INCLUDED IN A PCA
The PCA is a snapshot of visible conditions that exist at the time of the inspection. It does not include concealed physical deficiencies. It is not a technically exhaustive including the use of instruments, testing, calculations, exploratory probing of the property.
*** The ASTM E 2018-15 Website