ASTM E2018-08 PDF

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Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level.

Section 2 on Terminology contains definitions of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to this guide, and acronyms. Document Review and Interviews. Therefore, a PCR should be evaluated on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances in which they are made.

Preparation of a PCR in accordance with this guide is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the uncertainty regarding the potential for component or system failure and to reduce the potential that such component or system may not be initially observed. Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard.

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Out of Scope Considerations. Organization of This Guide.

Users should consider their requirements, the purpose that the PCA is to serve, and their risk tolerance level before selecting the consultant and the level of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant. Qualifications of the Consultant. Document Reviews and Interviews. It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.

The descriptions and observations provided in the PCR are to be construed as representative of all similar improvements. Annex A1 provides requirements relating to specific asset types, and where applicable, such requirements are to be considered as if integral to this guide. This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance, miscellaneous minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc. Qualifications of the Field Observer. The term physical deficiencies means the presence of conspicuous defects or material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during the field observer’s walk-through survey.

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Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Furthermore, a subsequent user of a prior PCR should be apprised that it may have been prepared for purposes other than the current desired purpose of the PCR and should determine the contractual purpose and scope of the prior PCR.

The PCR incorporates the information obtained during the E2018-088 Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified. Active view current version of standard. Section 11 provides additional information regarding out of scope considerations see 1.

This guide also recognizes the inherent subjective nature of a consultant’s opinions as to such issues as workmanship, quality of original installation, ee2018-08 estimating the RUL of any given component or system. Opinions of Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies. Consistent with good commercial and customary practice, the appropriate level of property condition assessment generally is guided by the purpose the PCA is to serve; type of property; age of the improvements; expertise and risk tolerance level of the user; and time available for preparing the PCR and reviewing the opinions to be contained in the PCR.

The PCR incorporates the e20018-08 obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Probable Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified. Recommended representative observation quantities for various asset types are provided e2018–08 Annex A1 ; however, if in the field observer’s opinion such representative observations as presented in Annex A1 are unwarranted as a result of ast of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by the field observer, the field observer may survey sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Section 1 is the Scope. Section 11 provides additional information regarding out of scope considerations see 1.

ASTM E2018-08 Standard – Property Condition Assessments (PCA)

Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. It is the intent of this guide to attempt to identify a balance between limiting the costs and time demands inherent in performing a PCA and reducing the uncertainty about unknown physical deficiencies resulting from completing additional inquiry.

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Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. They are intended to be asstm to in resolving ambiguity, or in exercising discretion accorded the user or consultant in conducting a PCA, or in judging whether ee2018-08 user or consultant has conducted appropriate inquiry or has otherwise conducted an adequate PCA.

In addition to the specific procedures contained elsewhere in this guide, the following should be considered: This guide also recognizes that there are varying levels of property condition assessment and due diligence that can be exercised that are both more and less comprehensive than this guide, and that may be appropriate to meet the objectives of the user.

Warranty, Guarantee, and Code Compliance Exclusions. Staffing of the Field Observer.

Nevertheless, atm guide is intended to reflect a reasonable approach for the preparation of a baseline PCA. Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer. A PCR should identify any deviations or e2108-08 to this guide. Consideration of such contractual obligations is beyond the scope of this guide. Furthermore, the PCR should identify the previously prepared property condition report if information from the prior report was used by the consultant in preparing the PCR.

Section 1 is the Scope. Therefore, this guide includes procedures to assist users and consultants in determining the appropriateness of using such information. Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level. It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.

Not a Professional Architectural or Engineering Service.

Such information should serve only as an aid to a consultant in fulfilling the requirements of this guide and to assist the field observer in the walk-through survey, research, and the field observer’s understanding of the subject property.