Transaction Due Diligence - Building Component Evaluations


When purchasing a building, unknown repair and upgrade needs have the potential to greatly impact your total cost. STS’s Building Components Evaluation assesses the existing building condition and identifies the issues that need attention either now or in the near future.

In addition, STS will provide you with cost estimates for the identified issues to use in your due diligence analysis. Our Building Component Evaluation will help take the unknowns out of your building purchase.

Structural Condition Surveys
  • Visual Inspection of Framing Systems
  • Determination of Corrosion/Decay
  • Discussion of Loading Limits
  • Physical Load Testing of Questionable Areas
Roofing and Wall Cladding Investigations
  • Visual Inspection of Building Envelope: Roof, Walls, Trim
  • Determination of Remaining Life
  • Discussion of Leakage and Other Concerns
Architectural Condition Surveys
  • Visual Inspection of Building Layout and Materials
  • Comparison with Building Code Space Requirements
  • Comparison with ADA Disabled Access Requirements
  • Feasibility Studies of Remodeling Options
Electrical Condition and Capacity Surveys
  • Determination of Existing/ Maximum Building Feed
  • Discussion of Existing Electrical Efficiency/Distribution
  • Verification of Electrical Code Compliance
Mechanical Condition and Capacity Surveys
  • Evaluation of HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing Systems
  • Determination of Existing/ Maximum Utility Feed
  • Evaluation of System Layouts and Efficiency
  • Verification of Code Compliance
Building Code Compliance Verification
  • Confirmation with Local Inspectors and Fire Marshall
  • Site Evaluation of Architectural, Structural, HVAC, Electrical, and Fire Protection Systems
Environmental Materials Investigation
  • Building Surveys and Sampling for Asbestos, Lead, PCBs, etc.
  • Abatement Options and Cost Estimates
  • Cleanup Plans and Specifications