The BAG Difference:

  • We understand that our role is to support you, not to take over the relationship with your client
  • Building Analyst Group uses the latest technology and equipment and can perform inspections efficiently, without disturbing worksites
  • We respond quickly and are priced fairly and accurately
  • Building Analyst Group handles just about any test seamlessly—from vacant buildings to multi-billion dollar office towers—our inspectors are properly trained and certified
Commercial Building Inspections
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Our extensive experience inspecting large commercial buildings uniquely qualifies us to inspect even the largest of homes with ease. Some may believe that if a licensed home inspector knows how to inspect the average typical home and they are also capable of inspecting any type, size, or age of property. This can be a costly misconception. It is important to choose an inspector whose skill set matches the complexity of the home. Systems commonly found in commercial buildings are typically more complicated than most inspectors are capable of handling.

We have spent a few decades in commercial & industrial facilities. From installing electrical, HVAC-R equipment, ventilation, boilers, to assisting on the ground during the build out phase. I believe I have spent more time in boom lifts then on the ground.

Convenient stores, grocery stores to restaurants. We have literally spent years inside of medium size buildings trouble shooting and installing mechanical equipment, air flow, duct systems, makeup air, insulation, solar loading, roofs and more. Twenty five years ago our focus was only in state & federal facilities.   

Commercial Property Inspections

Building materials like lead, mold and asbestos are often hidden in the recesses of buildings, or under layers of subsequent renovation and refinishing. If you or your environmental consultant do not know what to look for regarding a commercial property inspection, then toxic materials might be easily overlooked – which is very problematic and hazardous.

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HVAC-R equipment

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Restaurant Equipment

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Boilers & Venting

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Interior & Exterior Lighting

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Commercial Roofs

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Medical Facilities 

 

Commercial inspection prices are not provided by phone. We must walk the property with the owner first to determine all the factors to be inspected. 

  • Is there electrical switch gear, single or three phase, generators, roofing type, plumbing, pumps, chemical storage, interior & exterior lighting, parking, ramps, loading zones

  • HVAC-R, low or medium refrigeration equipment, chillers, make up air ventilation, commercial gas appliances, 

  • Retail
  • Health Care
  • Offices
  • Automotive
  • Government 

 

Whole Building or System Approach

Most of our clients request a standard narrative Property Condition Report.  The narrative report discusses each building system and will describe all of the significant concerns or defects that were found during the inspection. There are two main approaches in designing an inspection; the whole building approach and the systems approach.

Let Our Professional Team Protect You and Your Investment

  • Experience in commercial office buildings, retail properties/strip malls, restaurants, schools, multi-plexes and apartments

  • Commercial inspections adhere to the Oregon SOP

  • Custom computer generated neritive inspection report with photos

  • Locally owned and operated with a full time professional office staff

Experience The Difference

Building Analyst Group Inc provides clients with the necessary due diligence information to make an informed decision to purchase a property.

  • Document review, research and interview with the current owner

  • Thorough walk-through survey of the property to gather additional information for due diligence

  • Observation of typical systems, including: grounds, site, parking lot, utilities, structure and building envelop, mechanical and electrical systems, interior components and roof

  • Preparation of Property Condition Report (PCR) with photos based on the information obtained from the interview, document research and walk-through survey

  • PCR identifies the physical deficiencies* and probable costs for the suggested remedies, outlined in an Executive Summary

    Physical deficiencies are conspicuous defects or material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s systems, components, or equipment. Typically, this excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance or minor repairs.

   Commercial Building Inspections including data collection, we provide a complete evaluation of your mechanical & electrical equipment. Our team analyzes many different factors: building materials, thermal and air barriers, building pressures, air balance, duct air flow rate, HVAC, solar load, make up air mixture, equipment operational loads, refrigeration equipment, window R-value, and lighting. With continuous energy modeling you will always be able to review your energy program with a click of a mouse.

Systems approach:    

    This approach encourages owners to look at the systems of a building rather than the whole building. Each building system can be designed to achieve greater efficiency as a whole rather than as a collection of components. However system approach is faster and less expensive. Smaller businesses can benefit by system approach rather than whole building approach. A 5000 square foot commercial building has less equipment to evaluate. Evaluation of several pieces of electrical equipment that is outlined for using the most energy is conducted.

 Commercial Inspection

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assessments

  • Gas / Oil Fired Equipment Testing

  • Roof or Floor Condition

  • Radon Gas Testing

  • Fenestration's

  • Alarm Inspection

  • Security System

  • Sprinkler Systems

  • Intercom System
  • Engineering Specialist or Certification
  • Parking Lot & Lighting
  • HVAC-R Systems / Cooling Tower 
  • Ventilation / Make Up Air
  • Egress System
  • Loading Zones
  • Combustible Materials / Chemical Storage
  • Electrical System / Switch Gear
  • Roof
  • Building envelope visual inspection
  • Recommendations on whole building or system approach
  • Testing of mechanical & electrical systems
  • Implementing our energy management platform software / hardware
  • Data collecting
  • Type of building materials used
  • Check insulation in walls and ceiling. All thermal & air barriers should be in place
  • Doors, windows R-value
  • Occupancy during working hours
  • Electrical motors: Amp draws per device
  • Boilers & hot water heaters: Age, gas, electric, oil. efficiency, stack temperatures, CO, CO2 & oxygen levels in flue gases, flue drafts are also measured

  • Restaurant Equipment: Gas fired appliances should be calibrated once per year. Refrigeration units thermostats should also be checked for accuracy, exhaust systems

  • Lighting. A light count of fixtures and wattage's

  • Duct systems: Measure air flow & temperatures from the supply and return. We also measure static pressures. Duct leakage will result in building pressure changes and energy loss

  • HVAC-R systems. We conduct an inspection of HVAC equipment. Test compressor amp loads. In some cases we use digital meters to review super heat and line temperatures. Check evaporator and condenser coils. Document temperatures of refrigeration walk-ins, reach in's. Check seals, box leakage

  • Building pressures: We measure pressures per building, per room. Negative or high pressures will increase energy usage. Could also effect health and safety

  • Air balancing per office / room. We measure each room's air flow and temperatures.