ASHI Certified Commercial Inspections

Building Analyst Group Inc,

commercial building inspections. 


Ensure the integrity of your building construction by the experts at Building Analyst Group Inc. Building Analyst Group provides a full line of Building inspection services & testing for commercial buildings. Most inspection companies are not certified or licensed to provide testing on commercial buildings. Nor have they spent years conducting installations of the mechanical, electrical, HVAC-R as we have.

We have deadcaded years of experience and thousands of hours in certification courses to meet the requirements. We feel it is necessary to devote the time in this industry.


Commercial Building Inspection Report Scope of Work

Our Commercial Building Inspections comply with the scope of work specified in ASTM E2018 and includes a comprehensive visual inspection of the building's construction including the following:

  • Building structure and foundation

  • Roof condition and remaining useful life

  • Building envelope

  • ADA accessibility

  • Electrical panels and wiring

  • Tenant improvements

  • Pavement systems

  • Plumbing fixtures and piping

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

  • Elevators and conveyance systems

  • Landscape, irrigation, site grading & drainage



In business for 19 years as a general contractor and prior to that I have worked with some of the best building trade organizations in the country. Our knowledge and experience came from honorable and knowledgeable professional companies that anyone would be proud of.   

  • 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.

  • We have a Building Science background.

  • We enjoy troubleshooting building environmental issues.

  • We utilize the latest technology & testing instruments.

  • We have worked in many states across our great country in many types of climate zones.


Commercial Building Inspections
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Our years of experience inspecting & analyzing commercial buildings uniquely qualifies us to inspect even the largest buildings. 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 their training or experience. Systems commonly found in commercial buildings are typically more complicated than most inspectors are capable of handling.


Convenient stores, grocery stores, wood mills, nuclear reactors, multi dwelling condos office buildings,factories to restaurants. We have literally spent decades inside of various sizes buildings troubleshooting and installing mechanical equipment, air flow, duct systems, makeup air, insulation, air barriers, thermal barriers, air quality, solar loading, roofs and more. Twenty five years ago our focus was only in state & federal facilities and now we serve all 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. We have the experience to inspect areas that may contain hidden environmental issues.   

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Support Beams Are The Backbone Of Any Building

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HVAC-R Equipment Inspections.

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Restaurant Equipment Testing & Inspections

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Boilers & Venting. Efficentcy Counts!

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Interior & Exterior Lighting. High Cost Of Electric Usage.

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Commercial Roofs Are Costley.

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Medical Facilities Pressure Testing. Keeping Airborn Germs In Check.

Gas Stations

C-Stores & Gas Station Inspections.


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 ASHI SOP

  • Custom computer generated narrative 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 NDT & 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 Inspections should cover the following areas. We have included additional services that maybe of interest. 

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assessments

  • Structural & Foundations

  • Welding Joints "Existing Buildings

  • Mechanical Equipment

  • Furnace / AC Units

  • Electrical Panels & Outlets

  • Glazing Areas

  • Parking Lots / Lighting / Timers

  • Egress / Emergency Lighting

  • Chimney "Scope Inspection"

  • Water Heater / Boilers

  • Commercial Kitchens

  • Roof and Gutters

  • Kitchen Appliances / Countertops

  • Commercial Kitchen Cooking Equipment

  • Mechanical Equipment Testing "Additional"

  • Exhaust Hoods "Testing"

  • Foundations / Framing / Welding Joints

  • Grading Landscaping

  • Driveways / Sidewalks / Handicap

  • Porches / Decks / Stairs / Railings

  • Fences / Retaining Walls

  • Attics / Insulation / Ventilation

  • Makeup Air & Duct Systems

  • Floors / Walls / Ceilings

  • Doors / Windows / Glazing Areas

  • Siding / Trim

  • Plumbing Systems / Drainage / Landscapes

  • Bathrooms / Handicap Accessible

  • Basements / Slabs

  • Sump Pumps

  • Fire Suppression Systems

  • Swimming Pools / Saunas

  • Watersheds / Drainage / Water Screens

  • Underground Sewer Pipe Scope "Additional"

  • Air Quality / CO & CO2 / Mold / Mildew / Asbestos

  • Radon "Additional"

  • Gas Leak Testing

  • Humidity Testing / Temperature Data Logging

  • Environmental Concerns Lead Testing "Additional"

  • Energy Usage Verification "Additional"

  • Soil Testing "Additional"

  • Concrete Slab Core Samples "Additional"

  • Water Testing "Additional"

  • Sewer Line Scope Inspection "Additional"

  • Building / Room Pressure Testing "Additional"

  • 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

  • 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.