Building Condition Inspections Structural Engineers

Structural Engineers, Building condition inspections by structural engineers are also known as a Due   Diligence     Inspection or structural engineering condition survey. These are the physical evaluation by structural engineers of an existing building’s systems,   components, and site improvements. Building condition surveys typically include 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 utilize 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 Inspections Tampa, Clearwater
  • Roof inspections   & studies
  • Construction I Building Defects
  • Commercial Construction Monitoring
  • Demolition and Plans Review
  • Construction Draw Inspections
  • Facility Asset Management by structural engineers

EMA observes the condition of structures by examining five different evaluation criteria. The criteria included:
• Foundation
• 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.

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