Commercial Property Inspection
Gavel & Dorn Engineering performs inspections of commercial properties. The scope of service varies with the client and the type of property or purpose of the inspection.
For investors or buyers, G&D often performs Property Condition Assessments (PCA's) in accordance with ASTM E2018 as part of the commercial real estate financing process. The purpose of a is to observe and document readily visible materials and building system defects which might significantly affect the value of the property, and determine if conditions exist which may have a significant impact on the continued operation of the facility.
The PCA report includes recommendations and opinions of cost for correction of observed deficiencies based on the understanding that the facility will continue operating in its present occupancy classification. It also includes and opinion of the physical condition of the components, their ages and their expected useful life (EUL). The report identifies infrequently occurring maintenance items of significant cost, such as exterior painting, deferred maintenance and repairs and replacements that normally involve major expense or outside contracting.
G&D has inspected hundreds of buildings in the Carolinas. In many cases the purpose of the inspection is to identify problems and prescribe solutions for buildings that have experienced a wide range of issues including water/moisture problems, structural defects and foundation failure. Whatever the purpose of the inspection, we will tailor our scope of services to match the client's needs and budget.
- Yachtsman II
The Yachtsman II is the townhouse portion of The Yachtsman on Lake Wylie, a community in southwestern Mecklenburg County on Pine Harbor Road, near the intersection of Shopton Road West and Sledge Road. G&D inspected three of the buildings on Queens Harbor Road within The Yachtsman II, encompassing fourteen residences. Each of these buildings were built into the natural slope of the land toward the lake. These buildings each experienced problems due to erosion and/or settlement. Working for the home owner's association, G&D prepared a report that identified the cause of problems, solutions, and an opinion of probable cost for corrective action.
- Gaston Eye Associates
The Gaston Eye Associates building is a 20,000 medical office facility located in Gastonia. G&D performed a Property Condition Assessment for this property. The purpose of the PCA was to observe and document readily visible materials and building system defects which might significantly affect the value of the property, and determine if conditions exist which may have a significant impact on the continued operation of the facility. G&D prepared Opinions of Probable Cost based on an appropriate remedy for the deficiencies noted. The OPC's were for components of systems exhibiting significant deferred maintenance, and existing deficiencies requiring major repairs or replacement.
- Monroe Road Office Condominium
G&D performed an inspection of an office condominium in east Charlotte. The building was divided into 4 suites, and was part of a complex containing five other similar structures of like architecture. The inspection was focused on the structural aspects of the property, but plumbing, electrical, and other major systems were also inspected. The HVAC components were inspected by others. The report summarized the overall condition of the building and identified components or systems that needed repair or additional investigation by specialists.