Building Conditions Audits
Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, being aware of your building’s condition is hugely important. A building condition audit is a powerful tool that can be used to draw attention to any structural issues, as well as help guide the company making repairs.
If your building is not up to code, you need to know, which means you need a trusted company to perform a detailed audit that clearly outlines what needs to be done. Surage and Associates is a trusted, well established architecture firm in St. Augustine, and has extensive experience producing comprehensive audits of buildings of all size.
Importance of An Audit
As a building owner, you understand better than anyone the importance of occupant safety. It doesn’t matter if the occupants are your family, tenants or employees, their security is of the utmost importance.
Building condition audits are essential, because they can uncover things that are easily missed by the untrained eye. Using the information learned from an audit, our clients are able to make informed decisions regarding the future of their buildings.
How Does The Audit Work?
There are a few key pieces of criteria that Surage and Associates uses when assessing a building which, combined with more specific criteria, help us properly determine its state.
The building’s overall condition
We closely examine all aspects of the building's infrastructure to determine its current condition.
Its current capacity
Every building is designed with a specific capacity in mind. Where does yours currently fall? If you’re looking to increase the number of occupants, can the building accommodate them while remaining structurally sound?
Its level of functionality
Is your building still able to fulfill its assigned purpose, and will it continue to do so in the future?
Its predicted lifespan
No building lasts forever, so we examine your building’s current state and make an assessment as to how much longer it can continue to serve its purpose.
St. Augustine’s Trusted Building Auditors
A building condition audit is an essential part of owning a building in St. Augustine. By being aware of the challenges facing your building, you can work to correct them before something goes wrong and you are forced to pay for expensive damages.
With our experienced team at the wheel, your building will be carefully examined from top to bottom, inside and out, to determine its condition and prepare a report that outlines what can and should be done to improve things.