PSI performs inspections and property condition assessments of commercial buildings and properties for a variety of clients on a wide range of property types. PSI serves Seattle, Tacoma, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Bellevue and most of the areas in Western Washington. Commercial property and building inspections (also known as Property Condition Assessments or PCA's) are important for clients seeking to know the condition of a building or property that they are going to purchase or lease or simply maintain. The in-depth information serves as an invaluable tool in determining the total cost of ownership of any property.
Each building is different and few properties are in perfect condition. Older buildings require maintenance and repairs. An inspection can clue you in to the areas of concern and can provide you with the current condition of the property and what maintenance and repairs will be needed in the future.
Types of Commercial Properties inspected:
- Office Buildings
- Strip Malls
- Apartment Buildings
- Multi-Family Units
- Hotel and Motels
- Light Industrial Buildings
- Convenience Stores
PSI follows the accepted guidelines in ASTM Standard E2018-08. This commercial standard helps both the building inspector and the client to understand the scope agreed to for the inspection including systems and areas to be inspected, and is used as a guide to develop the scope of work and the procedures. Depending on client needs or accepted risks and property types, some inspections can be fully technical requiring additional specialist contractors or simply a general condition assessment utilizing one qualified building inspector. Of course each varying degree of inspection or assessment will incur various costs and time frames as agreed to or negotiated between the client and PSI.
Once the Inspection or PCA is completed, a written report (known as the Property Condition Report or PCR) is compiled and delivered to the client within an acceptable time frame. The PCR report contains the following
- Executive Summary — the summary of the overall condition of the property with an emphasis on significant defects. This includes estimates for "cost-to-cure" unless further evaluation is recommended.
- General Conditions — the current physical condition of all major systems of the property are reported. Systems included:
- Structural Frame, Building Envelope, Roof
- Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
- Interior Elements
- Fire/Life Safety Systems
Although a vast majority of the work is done by the building inspector, certain circumstances may require a coordinated TEAM approach. PSI gathers experts that meet the needs of each client. Experts in the following areas that may be needed:
- Phase 1 Environmental Study
- Structural Engineer
- Fire Protection
PSI Service Fees
The service fees are based on a number of factors. The factors used to determine the fee include:
- Size and age of the building to be inspected
- Scope of Work
- Clients selection of additional services
Please call 206-478-1427 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.