The Complete Building Inspection Checklist

Anyone that isn’t in the building inspections industry might think that building inspections are a simple and easy task. That’s also the reason why home buyers or sellers tend to refrain from getting commercial inspections since they believe that they can do it on their own. However, this proves to be a false belief, as commercial property inspections are more than just checking if your home is in tip-top shape.

commercial building inspection checklistA commercial property inspection relies on a walk-through survey, interviews, and document reviews to determine the real condition of a property. A commercial building inspector will be the one to perform the inspection. The results of the examination will then be compiled into a property report. To give you an idea about the things that a building inspector checks and determines, here’s a commercial building inspection checklist complete with all of the relevant information needed for a property inspection to carry out.

A commercial building inspection includes the following:

  • Characteristics Of The Site, e.g., landscaping, paving, and utilities
  • Building Envelope and Structural Frame
  • Electrical & Mechanical Systems
  • Roof Surface Area
  • HVAC Systems (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning)
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Interior Design & Other Elements
  • Fire Protection/Life Safety
  • Vertical Transportation
  • Opinions of Tentative Costs
  • Suggestions and Recommendations
  • Document Review

These are the most common set of tasks that a building inspector looks through in a house. If you acquired a commercial building and pest inspections service, then pest inspection will also be included in the list. Here are other additional services that an industrial building inspection also comprises:

  • A person with Disabilities (PWD) Assessment
  • Fire Safety Inspection
  • Fenestration Inspections
  • Elevator Inspections
  • Radon Inspections (a toxic chemical)
  • Asbestos Inspection (dangerous material)
  • Sewage System Inspection
  • Lead-based Paint Inspection
  • Phase-1 Environmental Site Assessment
  • Wood-destroying Microorganism Inspection
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment

Depending on the type and state of the property, as well as the needs of the client, a commercial property inspection may require specialists, consultants, or a Technical Experts and Management (TEAM) approach.

About the Team Approach

The TEAM approach allows consultants or specialists to assist building inspectors during the inspection process. These professionals will offer their expertise in various relevant areas. The professionals that come with the TEAM approach are the following:

  • HVAC specialists
  • Fire Protection Specialists
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Structural Engineers
  • Paving Specialists
  • Roof Specialists
  • Elevator Specialists
  • Asbestos Specialists

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