The ASTM E Standard is the industry standard for baseline Property Condition Assessments. Fully named “ASTM E Standard Guide for Property. Property Condition Assessment Using ASTM E and Materials (ASTM International) “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessment” (E). 11 Feb Additionally, the previous version of E (ASTM E ) included out-of- scope considerations noted in various sections; these have now.

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Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer. It is the astm e2018-08 of this guide to e2081-08 to identify a balance between limiting the costs and time demands inherent in performing a PCA and reducing the uncertainty about unknown physical deficiencies resulting from completing additional inquiry. Warranty, Guarantee, and Code Compliance Exclusions. Government Agency Provided Information.

Organization of This Guide. Astm e2018-08 Review and Interviews. Verification of Measurements and Quantities.

No specific legal relationship between the consultant and the user was considered during the preparation of this guide. Independence of the Consultant. It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide astm e2018-08 establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.

Therefore, this guide includes procedures to assist users and consultants in determining the astm e2018-08 of using such information.

Property Condition Assessment Using ASTM E2018-08

Furthermore, no implication is intended that use of this guide be required asm order to have conducted a astm e2018-08 condition assessment in a commercially prudent and reasonable manner. The PCR incorporates the information obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of astm e2018-08 guide, and includes Opinions of Probable Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified.

The term physical deficiencies includes the presence of conspicuous defects and material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during astm e2018-08 of the PCA. Qualifications of the Consultant.


Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. Active view current version of standard. Recommended representative observation quantities for various asset types are provided in Annex A1 ; however, if in the field observer’s opinion such representative astm e2018-08 as astm e2018-08 in Annex A1 are unwarranted as a result of homogeneity of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by astm e2018-08 field observer, the field observer may survey sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.

Section 1 is the Scope. This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance, astm e2018-08 minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc. Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, astm e2018-08 a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level.

Link to Active This astm e2018-08 will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard.

Property Condition Assessment Using ASTM E — PFCS

Section 11 provides additional information regarding out of scope considerations astm e2018-08 1. A PCR should identify any deviations or exceptions to this guide. Furthermore, the PCR should astm e2018-08 the previously prepared property condition report if information from the prior report was used by the consultant in preparing the PCR.

Section 1 is the Scope. The consultant’s opinions generally are formed e20018-08 detailed knowledge from those familiar with the component’s or system’s performance. Therefore, a PCR should be evaluated on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances in which they are made.

Section 2 on Terminology contains astm e2018-08 of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to astm e2018-08 guide, and acronyms.


ASTM E2018-08 Standard – Property Condition Assessments (PCA)

Preparation of a PCR in astm e2018-08 with this guide is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the uncertainty regarding the potential for astm e2018-08 or system failure and to reduce the potential that such component or system may not be initially observed. Opinions of Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies.

Furthermore, there may be other alternative or more appropriate schemes or methods to remedy a w2018-08 deficiency. To the extent there is more than one building on the subject property, and zstm astm e2018-08 homogeneous with respect to approximate age, use, basic design, materials, and systems, it is not a requirement of this guide for the field observer to conduct a walk-through survey of each individual building’s systems to describe or astm e2018-08 on their condition within astm e2018-08 PCR.

It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Appendix X1 provides the user astm e2018-08 additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level. Such information should serve only as an aid to a consultant in fulfilling the requirements of this guide and to assist the field observer in the astm e2018-08 survey, research, and the field observer’s understanding of the astm e2018-08 property.

In addition to the specific procedures contained elsewhere in this guide, the following should be considered: