Performing a Building Assessment is the key to gathering accurate facility conditions information and cost data, which will result in a comprehensive report. This report is used to decide what investments should be made in facility improvements and will provide a carefully constructed action plan for moving forward.
There are five different types of Building Assessments that will give you the critical information needed.
Building Condition Assessment
Cataloging existing conditions including all major building components and preparing a risk assessment and action plan
Evaluating the adherence to building codes related to life safety
Evaluate the current functional program of the building and compare against current and forecasted trends
Building Envelope Assessment
Evaluate the complete exterior of a building, compile an action plan and cost estimates
Historical Building Assessment
Prepare a comprehensive assessment which includes the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the preservation of National Landmark status buildings
Any analysis of a building must be based on accurate and objective data. This includes understanding the facility’s original intent, current conditions, remediation cost, functional adequacy, and future use. Without this information, it would be impossible for building owners and facility managers to decide whether their building is worth the investment required to keep it useable.
The architects at Synthesis Incorporated have been completing technical building assessments for 20 years. They understand the importance of this step to develop a substantive plan that institutional leaders can incorporate into their capital budgets.