A visual examination of the structure and systems of a building used for commercial purposes

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What is a commercial building inspection?

A commercial building inspection, or property condition assessment (PCA), is a visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of a building used for commercial purposes.

What is covered in a commercial building inspection?

The property condition assessment will include a description of the components present in the building, observations as to the condition of the components, and recommendations as to what actions should be taken. Areas of a commercial building inspected include:


• Electrical system

• Heating system

• Air-conditioning system

• Plumbing system and fixtures

• Roof surface (including flashings,
drainage and chimneys)

• Interior components (concentrating
on non-cosmetic features)

• Exterior wall components,
including doors, windows and signage

• Site components, including parking
lot, walkways, driveways (excluding
sewers) and retaining walls

Commercial building inspections are conducted under the protocols prescribed
for property condition assessments in
ASTM standard 2018-01.

What kind of items are not included in your commercial building inspections?

Items excluded from a property condition assessment include: fire protection equipment, fire regulation compliance, building code compliance, compliance to regulations of any governmental body, entity or agency, security systems, telecommunication systems, process and recreational equipment and appliances, and underground sprinkler systems.

No definitive comments are offered on environmental concerns such as: urea formaldehyde foam insulation, asbestos, lead, radon gas, or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

If evaluation of any of the excluded items is required, the client should make separate arrangements for specialty inspections.

Independent certified inspectors serving Chateauguay, Cote St-Luc, Hampstead, Lasalle, Laval, Montreal West, Montréal, Notre Dame de Grâce, Outremont, Verdun, Ville St Laurent, Westmount and other areas around Montreal.

Servicing the West Island and surrounding areas of Baie D'Urfe, Beaconsfield, Dollard des Ormeaux, Dorion, Dorval,
Hudson, Ile Bizard, Kirkland, Notre Dame de l'Ile Perrot, Pierrefonds, Pointe Claire, Roxboro, Senneville, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, St-Lazare, Vallyfield, Vaudreuil, and some areas in Quebec and Ottawa.