What Kinds of Buildings are Inspected by a Commercial Building Engineer?

Commercial real estate has long been regarded as a solid investment in which investors can benefit from passive income, high returns, tax benefits, diversification, and the potential to grow wealth. But similar to other ventures, investing in commercial buildings has risks. This is why an inspection is important to get all critical information and reduce the danger of being stuck in an unprofitable purchase.

The purpose of a commercial building inspection NJ is to offer the client as much information as possible so that they may engage in discussions or agreements. The inspection will involve an assessment of the establishment’s major systems, fire safety, and code compliance. It will also provide the estimated cost of repairing existing deficiencies and maintaining the property over time.  

The inspection report will generally outline the following details:

  • Routine and deferred maintenance
  • Systemic deficiencies
  • The remaining useful life of all major building systems
  • Capital replacement needs
  • Overall regulatory compliance 
  • Compatibility with contiguous systems
  • Prioritized list of repairs
  • Total building replacement cost

Hiring a qualified commercial building inspector NJ is important when requesting a commercial building inspection or property condition assessment (PCA). Commercial building engineers are state-licensed and specialize in diagnosing problems in business establishments. They are more competent in handling commercial facility inspections as they have the following advantages:

  • They have finished a recognized engineering program.
  • Worked for four years under the supervision of different engineers
  • Passed a two-day comprehensive test
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of commercial building regulations and codes

Property owners or potential purchasers should engage a professional building inspection engineer who follows the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) Standard of Practice. They perform a thorough examination and generate a report that meets NABIE’s format and content requirements.

Here is an infographic by Lockatong Engineering discussing commercial building engineers and their scope of work.