Building Condition Assessment (BCA)

Building Condition Assessment is inspection and evaluation of the condition of a facility. BCAs are done at the time of building purchase, or for due diligence, risk management, or to support re-financing. BCA’s are also performed for asset management purposes or renewal planning. A BCA can also be a useful and cost-effective tool when you’re concerned about occupant health, safety and comfort, or about escalating and frequent repair bills on the facility, or concern about code compliance. We can provide you with a customized maintenance strategy that will maximize the life of the building and its systems, and give you a cost-efficient replacement program designed to fit your financial concerns and goals. A BCA is a smart way to extend building life and reduce repair and maintenance costs.
A BCA includes the following steps:

  • Inspection of building envelope (roof, walls, window systems, doors), interior finishes, electrical/mechanical systems and accessible structural components
  • Assessment of fire/life safety and exterior site features (i.e., walkways, roadways, parking, landscaping, etc.)
  • Written and photographic documentation of each component together with observed deficiencies
  • Review of general documentation on repair/maintenance history of the elements, if available
  • Cursory review of drawings and/or previous reports pertaining to the building, if available
  • Interviews and discussions with on-site staff regarding repairs/maintenance conducted on the building
  • Compilation of findings in a formal written report including observed deficiencies, together with a list of recommendations for repair/replacement with associated estimated costs

Omega offers the following services for Property Owners and Managers, Asset Managers, Financial Institutions, Mortgage Companies, Investor Groups; Developers, Government Institutions, and Health Care Facilities for assessment, repair and replacement of the following components:

  • Roof, wall and floor
  • Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Electrical and lighting
  • Fire and life safety systems

Our BCAs are completed in general conformance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Practice E2018 – 01, “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property