Condition Assessment

Level 1 Condition Assessment:

A visual inspection-based assessment resulting in a letter report to the client describing global findings and/or concerns.  This phase evaluation is useful if the client wants general feedback, or if the client wants to start with a first step assessment that can provide a clearer scope defining the parameters of a future assessment.

 

Level 2 Condition Assessment:

Using visual inspection with some Non-& Minimally Invasive investigation into the building.  This level of assessment is significantly more comprehensive, providing clear guidance on next steps and recommendations.  The final deliverable is a reviewed report summarizing what was found, how our evaluation was done, and what our end recommendations are.  For the majority of projects, a Level 2 Condition Assessment will provide a strong basis from which to move onto design.

 

Level 3 Condition Assessment:

Very detailed building diagnostics can provide important information for addressing complex problems.  Their value stems from their ability to greatly reduce construction work in major buildings by having a better understanding of the issues at hand.  Tools and deliverables will vary case by case.

 

Investigation Tools:

Understanding a building can call for unique tools to gain a greater depth of knowledge.  As well as the standard inspection tools Heritage Standing Inc. uses the following as required and called for:

  • Investigation Tools HSI has:
    • Drone
    • Moisture meters
    • Borescope
    • Short range metal detectors
    • Lazer lines and levels
    • Vibration sensors
  • Investigation Tools HSI has experience renting:
    • High definition thermo cameras
    • Ground penetration radar
  • Investigation Tools HSI engages support on:
    • Flat-jack testing
    • Impact echo