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Building Assessment

VERTEX consultants provide a range of building assessment services to private and public clients across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

VERTEX is a fast-growing AEC company that offers a broad range of building assessment services to property owners and managers, including balcony assurance, property condition assessment, and energy disclosure services. By observing and reporting the physical condition of a building and supplying professional recommendations, we help our clients avoid future problems and ensure their buildings comply with the relevant standards.

 

Property Condition Assessment (PCA)

The VERTEX team offers property condition assessment services that play a crucial role in insurance risk evaluation, use-conversion, capital planning, and point-of-sale evaluation. We base our evaluations on ASTM’s Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process (E2018) and estimate renovation costs based on the current market rates. This enables our clients to project accurate budget figures when assessing property values. Our PCA reports go beyond what is required by ASTM by also including a capital needs estimate to aid in longer-term assessments.

Our property condition assessment services include:

  • PCA (Level I, II, and III)
    Existing condition surveys & reports
    Building measurement services
    Energy savings investigations

Additionally, our PCA service is based on a multistep process that includes the following stages:

  • Reviewing documentation and conducting interviews to gather data
  • Completing a walk-through inspection to collect practical information
  • Providing a detailed opinion of possible improvements and expected costs
  • Creating an extensive and accurate property condition report (PCR)

At VERTEX, we have established a proven practice that brings our clients from both private and public sectors valuable benefits, including compliance with relevant codes and regulations, the ability to adapt to evolving needs, and solid life-cycle cost analysis for cost justification.

 

Balcony Assurance

VERTEX supplies community associations, property managers, and apartment owners with professional inspection services for balconies, decks, landings, stairs, and other Elevated Exterior Elements (EEEs). Our diverse inspection team consists of experienced engineers, contractors, and architects.

Furthermore, we use modern, minimally-invasive testing technologies and carefully developed methodologies and processes to supply extensive and cost-efficient evaluations that fully comply with the relevant laws. To ensure our clients’ safety and peace of mind, we also provide follow-up repair inspections and reports that test every aspect of the EEEs in question.

Our balcony assurance services include:

  • SB712-compliant deck and balcony inspections for apartments
  • SB 326 EEE-compliant inspections for HOAs and condos
  • Inspections and evaluations compliant with San Francisco housing code 604

 

Energy Disclosure Services

At VERTEX, our management and consulting professionals help clients ensure their properties comply with the local energy assessment and disclosure laws. We can assist you with optimizing the energy expenditures of your building, reducing its environmental impact, and ensuring it meets the relevant utility reporting legislations.

Our energy disclosure services include:

  • Annual utility benchmarking
  • Energy assessment compliance
  • ENERGY STAR Certification
  • Exemption and extension filing
  • Green financing reporting

The experienced VERTEX team can assist you with any aspect of building assessment and help ensure safety and compliance. We’re at your service for any additional information.

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