Commercial Building Inspections

Commercial Building Inspections

A Commercial Property Inspection (CPI) (according to the 2019 International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties) relies on a walk-through survey, document review and interviews—all performed by a professional commercial property inspector— to determine the property’s condition. Results of the CPI are reported in a Commercial Property Inspection Report.

The scope of a Commercial Property Inspection varies according to the type of construction, age, occupancy and desires of the client.. Inspections can range from a Limited Walk-Through Assessments to a Non-Technically Exhaustive General Inspection for “Red Flag” items that should be evaluated further by qualified experts to a Comprehensive Technical Evaluation of a building’s technical components by experts.

Types of Buildings

  • Office/School/Industrial Buildings
  • Multiple Unit Apartment Buildings
  • Convenience Stores/Liquor Stores
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Strip Malls
  • Warehouses

A General Commercial Property Inspection Includes:

  • Site characteristics (paving, landscaping and utilities)
  • Structural frame and building envelope
  • Roof surface
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Vertical transportation
  • Safety and fire protection
  • Interior elements
  • Document review
  • Opinions of probable costs
  • Recommendations

The Comprehensive Technical Evaluation approach allows specialists or consultants to assist us in the commercial inspection by providing expertise in relevant areas. This may include structural engineers and specialists in the following areas:

  • Environment
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • Electrical
  • Fire protection
  • Elevator
  • Roofing
  • Paving
  • Wood-destroying organisms

Sample Commercial Property Inspection Reports

Sample Commercial Inspection Report

Sample Commercial Warehouse Report