Condition Assessment

Clients who own or manage buildings are often challenged by the continuous effort of inspecting and repairing their properties. They need to accurately budget for and anticipate repair and maintenance needs and can realize increased effectiveness by employing an approach that combines field condition assessments of their facilities with a database of findings that are prioritized by repair need. Moreover, clients want a living, update-able record that shows a history of repairs and upgrades as well as those that are still required.

APPROACH

SGH offers condition assessment services that combine two components: a team of professionals and a condition assessment database program for logging and prioritizing the condition of components or systems with cost estimates for maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. The reports generated by this dynamic program create a foundation for determining repair needs and priorities, with costs identified for immediate, short-term, and long-term periods.Program modules allow us to assist the team to determine the replacement value of the building and track and update repairs and upgrades as they are performed. We can track the condition of foundations, substructures, superstructure, walls, roofs, interior construction, mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing, and site work, and we collect data about building dimensions. We base cost estimates on current R.S. Means national and regional cost data and from knowledge of current building repair costs. Reports are automatically generated in PDF format with bookmarks and photos at multiple levels of detail. Along with updating the database as repairs and upgrades are performed, we can easily develop queries to access information over time also providing the client with access to underlying information. For example, a report can be generated identifying all the buildings within facilities with built-up roofs that need to be replaced and the estimated cost for any time period.By combining a qualified team of professionals and a robust information management system, SGH provides our clients with a resource and planning tool to assist them in budgeting for repairs and maintenance.

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