GCW REAL ESTATE SERVICES
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Commercial Inspections & Building Inpections
Phase One ESA | Enviromental Testing
ADA Compliance | All Due Diligence
General Procedure

Our commercial building inspector team surveys the entire building’s 

Five major systems:

·         Plumbing
·         Electrical
·         Heating & Air Conditioning
·         Structure
·         Roofing

We also provide an assessment of any other current maintenance issues for the site. This assessment will cover three aspects of these systems, per industry standards.

1.    What Maintenance/Repairs are needed immediately for each system.
2.    What is the expected useful life left in each system.
3.    What costs are expected over the next five years for each system.

On Average our inspections take about 3-4 hours. We gather our notes and take pictures to ensure we have everything we need to put together a comprehensive report back in the office. We usually go through what we have found on the site with our client, if they are present, or with one of their representatives. We normally email the report to the client that same day, however, depending on the size and complexity of the site it could take up to 24-48 hours. We can usually do up to a 20,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. office building in one day and get the report out that same day. Reports are also available in hard cover form if the clients request it. (Extra charges may apply) 

The following is a partial list of the types of buildings we inspect:

·         Shopping Centers & Strip Malls
·         Office Buildings
·         Factories & Light Industrial Properties
·         Religious & Institutional Properties
·         Recreational Facilities & Sports Complexes
·         Medical Facilities

What Do We Look For as a Commercial Building Inspector?

Our building inspections are often unique to meet our client’s needs. We inspect such items as:

·         Foundation – construction, walls, floors
·         Roof – covering, flashing, drainage
·         Insulation – type, amount
·         Interior Spaces – Walls, Floors, Rooms, Offices, Restrooms
·         Exterior – Site, Walls, Windows & Doors
·         Electrical & Plumbing Systems
·         Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
·         Parking Structures

Other Services We Provide

·         Safety concerns for fire & other hazards
·         Cost estimates for repairs and modifications
·         Annual maintenance costs
·         Accessibility Analysis and Recommendations
·         Parking Facilities Inspection and Report
·         Recreational Facilities

Note: We do not inspect commercial restaurant equipment such as refrigeration units or commercial grade ovens; however, we can refer you to qualified technicians for this type of inspection. Please ask your commercial building inspector or one of our office staff for further information.
GCW performs inspections of commercial properties for a variety of clients on a wide range of property types. Our inspections range from Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) in accordance to ASTM E 2018 Standards, to inspections tailored to a client's specific needs. (More Info.)

Common Types of Commercial Inspections Performed:
 Pre-purchase for buyers
 Pre and Post lease for landlords or tenants
 Draw inspections on new construction
 Site Review, pre-purchase or pre-construction
 Investigative/Problem solving
 Consulting
 Other services as needed
 
Types of Commercial Buildings Inspected Include:
 Apartment buildings
 Office buildings
 Warehouses
 Restaurants
 Strip malls
 Convenience Stores
 Medical/professional
 Churches
 Unusual: Ranches, bed & breakfasts, small aircraft hangers, and more.
 
Types of clients include:
 Owner occupants
 Investors
 Insurance companies
 Mortgage companies
 Banks
 Tenants for pre and post lease
 Landlords
 Property management companies
 Field Service companies
 
GCW inspectors can provide you with a professional bid to perform a thorough visual assessment of your commercial property. Options are generally provided as part of the bid package, giving you the freedom to choose the scope of work.
 
ASTM E 2018 Standards

GCW commercial inspections are designed to be in general accordance with ASTM E 2018 professional standards and can be designed to meet your particular needs. 

Prompt Service

GCW understands the importance of timely scheduling, efficient turnaround and effective communication with property owners, brokers and managers. GCW will work with you to schedule an inspection promptly to meet your deadlines.

Significant Findings

Upon completion of the inspection, your GCW inspector will report all significant findings to you in a professional report regarding the: 
 
Roof
Foundation
Windows
Heating/cooling system
Electrical
Plumbing
Drive/parking areas
Lot and grounds
And more
 
Few properties are in perfect condition. Like used cars, older properties require maintenance and repair over time. An inspection can clue you in to areas of concern, improve your negotiating position and provide you with an assessment of the current condition of the property for future reference.
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