Property Condition Assessments


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    Committee Week Class A one day class will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Denver and Houston committee weeks. To find more information about this class, please click the following link.

    • Property Condition Assessments -- ASTM Committee Week Class

    • About the Course

      This course gives you an overview of the ASTM Property Condition Assessment (PCA) standard (ASTM E2018) and explains why it was developed. It provides an excellent guide on how to use the standard to conduct a baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare a Property Condition Report (PCR).


      Learning Outcomes

      By the end of this course you will be able to:

      • Describe procedures for conducting a walk-through survey
      • List the key areas that should be included in a PCR
      • Establish reasonable expectations for PCRs
      • Identify the property's physical deficiencies
      • Interpret a PCR.


      Who Should Attend

      Anyone who uses a Property Condition Report, including:

      • Purchasers of Commercial Property
      • Potential Tenants
      • Owners
      • Existing or Potential Mortgagees
      • Lenders
      • Property Managers
      • Those Who Conduct Property Condition Assessments and Prepare PCRs


      Course Description

      Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
      Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. both days

      Day 1

      • Course Overview
      • ASTM Process
      • Introduction to E2018
      • Definitions of Terms and Acronyms
      • Significance of Use
      • User's Responsibilities
      • The Consultant
      • Documentation Review and Interviews
      • PCA-Site Visit/Walk Through
      • Site Visit Components
        • Structural Frame and Building Envelope
        • Roofing
        • Plumbing
        • Heating
        • Air Conditioning/Ventilation
        • Electrical
        • Vertical Transportation
        • Life Safety/Fire Protection
        • Interior Elements
        • ADA
        • Additional Consideration

      Day 2

      • Opinions of Probable Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies
      • Reserves
      • PCR-Written Document
        • Purpose of the Report
        • Suggestions
        • Examples
      • Specific Property Types
        • Multi-Family
        • Commercial Office Buildings
        • Retail Buildings
        • Warehouse/Industrial
        • Hospitality
        • Specialty
        • Wrap-up of Course
      • Course Evaluation


      Referenced Documents

      E2018 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process


      Fee Includes

      • Copy of E2018 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process
      • Course Notes
      • Certificate Of Attendance
      • 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
      • Coffee Breaks


      About the Instructors

      The professionals who contributed to the development of the PCA standard teach this course. They are members of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment and are now involved in developing new ASTM environmental assessment standards. Each class will be conducted by one of the following professionals:

      • William Easley, Partner Engineering & Science, Inc
      • Robert L. Johnson, The Howard Hughes Corporation
      • Kathryn Mendias
      • Tom W. Snyder, Building Science Architects, LLC


      About Sponsoring Committee

      Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. Recognizing the need for authoritative site assessment standards, ASTM pulled together environmental professionals, real estate and insurance professionals, lawyers, and government representatives. The members of ASTM Committee E50 and its Subcommittee E50.02 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions developed the standard upon which this course is based. For more information on Committee E50 contact Molly Lynak or go to our E50 technical committee page.


      Attention: Professional Engineers

      If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.


      On-Site Training Available

      ASTM can bring this course to your site. On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


      How Learning Will Be Assessed

      Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


      Questions About the Training Course

      For information on this training course, please contact Training or call (610) 832-9695.


      Attendee Praise

      Praise from recent attendees of the course:

      "All topics were great!"

      "Good instructor ... experienced, knowledgeable, there is no replacement to learning from others' experiences."

      "Case studies were extremely helpful."

      "Great tips on PCR and monitoring signs of quality."

      "I think the course meets the objectives superbly."

      "Good presentation of formatting tables, depth of analysis, scope and resources."

      "Overall great course, great instructor who is knowledgeable, thorough and well prepared."