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Property Condition Assessments / Edition 1

Property Condition Assessments / Edition 1

by Sam Kubba


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Accurately Assess the Physical Condition of Property for Commercial Real Estate Transactions!

Turn to Property Condition Assessments for comprehensive guidance on accurately collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the physical condition of property for commercial real estate transactions. This definitive resource provides expert information for evaluating the quality of construction, integrity of building systems, and other critical components.

This hands-on reference discusses the latest industry standards and explains how to appraise structural, roofing, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and interior systems …rate the condition of existing equipment and components…establish estimated costs for correcting physical deficiencies…uncover maintenance problems...and more. The book also shows you how to incorporate and set up a corporate website, seize business opportunities in the booming property assessment field and maximize returns. Filled with over 250 detailed illustrations, Property Condition Assessments features:

  • Guidelines for identifying defects, deficiencies, items of deferred maintenance, and code violations
  • Insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony
  • Business-building advice on presentations, marketing, and setting up an office and website
  • Sample reports, forms, templates and letters - all needed for a successful career in this industry

Inside This One-Stop Property Assessment Guide

• The Property Condition Assessment Process • Building Systems: Design and Evaluation • Building Systems: Description and Observation • Business Development • Sample Documents • Standards and Guidelines • Resource Listings • Glossary of Terms •_ And Much More

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071498418
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Sam A.A. Kubba, PhD, has more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of construction. He is an award-winning architect, and has worked as a general contractor, interior designer, and property developer. His practice includes projects in the U.S., U.K., and the Middle East. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio talk shows including the BBC World Service, CNN, Lehrer Hour, CNBC, and was featured in the documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11. He is currently a consultant for the United Nations Office for Project Services, and his books include Mesopotamian Furniture (Oxford, 2006) and Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors (McGraw-Hill, 2003).

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Need for a Condition Assessment Program

Chapter 2: Property Condition Assessments (PCA)

Chapter 3: Property Condition Assessments (PCA) Survey Guidelines

Chapter 4: Professional Standards & Methods

Chapter 5: Developing a Condition Evaluation Program & Strategy

Chapter 6: Elements of Property Condition Evaluations

Chapter 7: The Building Site

Chapter 8: Structural Systems

Chapter 9: Roofing Systems

Chapter 10: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

Chapter 11: Electrical & Lighting Systems

Chapter 12: Plumbing Systems

Chapter 13: Vertical Transportation Systems

Chapter 14: Interior Systems

Chapter 15: The Building Envelope

Chapter 16: Building Codes

Chapter 17: Barrier Free Design--ADA Requirements

Chapter 18: Life Safety Systems

Chapter 19: Property Security

Chapter 20: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Environmental & Pest Control

Chapter 21: Business Development

Chapter 22: Selling Yourself--Sample Letters, Brochures, and Websites


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