What is a Condition Survey?
A condition survey is a comprehensive assessment of a commercial, industrial or residential building’s physical condition. It involves a visual inspection performed by property and construction professionals to assess a building's structural damage, failure, wear/tear, and provide recommendations for repairs and improvement.
The purpose of performing a condition survey is to:
- provide insight on the general condition of the building;
give recommendations for repairs and improvement; and
inform buyers and owners of possible repair and maintenance costs
This article covers: 1) different uses of condition surveys; 2) condition survey examples; 3) software to help streamline condition surveys; 4) free featured condition survey templates you can download, use, and customize.
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Why Perform a Condition Survey?
A condition survey helps property and construction professionals make informed decisions. It can help chartered surveyors give specialized advice to prospective property buyers, sellers, investors, and mortgage lenders. It can also help architects determine if a building meets the structural requirements of a planned design or renovation and make necessary adjustments, it also helps engineers assess a building’s infrastructure and identify problem areas in need of repair or fortification.
What to Look out for When Performing a Condition Survey
Structural systems such as foundations, roofs and walls to ensure that the building or parts of it will not collapse
Mechanical systems such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning for functionality
Electrical systems such as electrical installations, telecommunications, and data transmission for operational use
Room level inspections including decorations, ceilings, and floors to ensure functional and aesthetic aspects
What is iAuditor and how can I use it for Condition Survey Reports?
iAuditor is the world’s #1 digital inspection app. Property and construction professionals can digitize their condition surveys and perform paperless assessments using a smartphone or tablet. Surveyors using iAuditor have the ability to:
- ✔ Take photo evidence of structural damage, failure, and wear and tear
- ✔ Customize condition surveys templates to fit preference and needs
- ✔ Generate electronic reports to instantly share with clients and colleagues
- ✔ Take advantage of unlimited cloud-based storage for all photos and reports
- ✔ Spend less time on paperwork and more time completing condition surveys