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Please consider me and also consider referring me to your associates and clients locally and everywhere in the USA. Hereís what I bring to the table:

1. Solid education, substantial experience, ongoing continuing ed and industry training.
2. Prompt, reliable personal service. When I schedule a job I concentrate on that job from start to finish and from the day I receive your order to the day you receive my report is 3 weeks or less.
3. Whether your interest is in one property or many and whether property is local to you or thousands of miles away, you call the same phone number to order the same dependable service and quality inspection and assessment performed by the same trusted professional at the same fixed fee everywhere in the USA.
4. I perform both Property Condition Assessment and Phase 1 Environmental Assessment for financing and refinancing, pre-purchase, pre-lease and at lease end, and during term of ownership for planning and budgeting purposes.

Iím available where and when you need me and would welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Edward J. Devine


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Commercial Building and Property Condition Assessment

ASTM E-2018-15 is the national standard for Commercial Property Condition Assessment pre-purchase, pre-lease and end of lease, especially net lease and triple-net lease. A typical due diligence package for commercial property includes Commercial Building Inspection and Property Condition Assessment together with Phase 1 Environmental Assessment.

USA Due Diligence Services is your single-source due diligence services provider and performs Commercial Building Inspection and Property Condition Assessment as a separate service, and together with Phase 1 Environmental Assessment as a discounted combination of services at a discount for your lowest cost for the combination of services.

Commercial Building Inspection and Commercial Property Condition Assessment assists owners and buyers in purchase, sale, lease decisions and negotiation and also to understand operation and maintenance requirements and life cycle of important building components, which also serves the interests of prospective investors and lenders.

The scope of inspection needed and specific areas to be inspected are based on various factors. Age, use, occupancy, construction type, climate and more are all considered and incorporated into a property-specific inspection and assessment.

Commercial Building Inspection protocol includes:

Site Characteristics (paving, landscaping and utilities)
Structural Frame
Building Envelope
Doors and Windows
Roof Surface
Mechanical and Electrical System
Plumbing System
HVAC - Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Systems
Life Safety
Fire Sprinkler System
ADA Hadicapped Access
Interior Elements
Asbestos Survey
Lead Survey
Pest Survey
Document Review
Opinions of Probable Costs

Professional to Professional Service

No subcontractors, no middleman, no excuses!  Whether you buy or lease one local property or multiple properties in different states you will be served by the same principal consultant.

Edward J. Devine has university degrees in architecture and engineering, post-university industry training, ongoing continuing education and over 32 years successful commercial building inspection and commercial property condition assessment experience.

MMr. Devine will personally perform every facet of your inspection and assessment from quote to report delivery and is always accessible to you by email or cell phone whether in our office, on your site, or traveling back and forth.

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Commercial Facility Condition Assessment

If you own or manage one or multiple facilities...

Commercial Building Inspection and Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) is a type of property condition assessment of a single commercial facility or a group of owned or leased facilities often in multiple locations around the country that may vary in terms of age, design and construction methods and materials.

The intent of Facility Condition Assessment is to determine current property condition, identify immediate maintenance, repair and replacement requirements, and establish a 5 - 10 year schedule of required maintenance, repairs, replacements and desirable upgrades, set priorities and estimate costs over time.

A complete Facility Condition Assessment may also include Phase 1 Environmental Assessment or Environmental Records Search and Risk Assessment, a form of environmental assessment that delivers a minimum of information but usually at a much lower cost.

In end of lease situations Facility Condition Assessment may be used to establish that you are leaving the facility in satisfactory condition. In this case a schedule of future required maintenance, repairs, replacements and upgrades may be eliminated from the scope of work and if so the price of the service would be discounted accordingly.

Commercial Facility Condition Assessment allows for effective budgeting and can maximize building and equipment life cycle. Evaluation of facility costs over time is also invaluable when considering whether to expand and/or re-purpose an existing facility, of if it would be more cost-effective to move to a new facility.

This form is also used to establish building and systems conditiion at termination of lease and to establish facts in landlord-tenant disputes.

The Reason

Commercial Facility Condition Assessment includes inspection of all building structure, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, roofing, interior and exterior finishes, etc. It includes estimates of necessary and recommended repairs plus a Capital Reserves Table of annual budget amounts to cover required and recommended repairs, replacement, upgrades over the next 5 - 10 years of ownership or lease, and these amounts are adjusted for inflation.

Your USA Due Diligence Services consultant works with you to understand your objectives and resources. Your assessment is specific to your property class and whether you plan to maintain existing grade or upgrade the property.

Cost of repairs, replacement and upgrades vary based on whether you have in-house skilled staff or depend on outside contractors. Because your consultant has extensive experience in architecture, engineering and new, renovation and restoration construction, and if you prefer to rely on in-house staff, Consultant can often recommend alternative and innovative products and installation methods for excellent results at the lowest possible cost.

The PCA Field Observer/PCA Reviewer is a Facility Condition Assessment professional with university degrees in architecture and engineering and post-university training and regular continuing education plus over 31 years experience in architecture, engineering, commercial building inspection and property condition assessment and commercial facility condition assessment and environmental assessment.

Our clients are building and real estate owners, sellers, brokers, buyers, investors, developers, property managers, municipalities, attorneys, HUD, FHA, SBA and banks and other lenders who regularly require commercial facility condition assessment and environmental assessment prior to sale, purchase, lease, financing and refinancing.

Note: we never use subcontractors or junior staff. All facets of your inspection and assessment are completed by a principal of the firm who is directly responsible and accountable to you for every phase of your project from order to report delivery, and you always have direct access to him by email and cell phone.

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

It's never safe to assume a site has no financial risk. In the 1990s the South Carolina DHEC spent $1.5 million on groundwater contamination in a Columbia residential subdivision.

Of all places, a residential neighborhood might be assumed to be free of environmental contamination, but it's never safe to assume. In this case, it was determined that the source of the extensive contamination and the resulting very expensive cleanup was due to as little as 3 gallons of Trichloroethylene (solvent) poured down a basement floor drain.

There is substantially greater risk to properties in commercial and industrial areas. Even if a site has never had an environmentally sensitive use or condition, contamination from a source of an adjoining site or from a site up to 1/2 mile away can migrate underground to the subject property. Even if contamination is cleaned up properly it's rarely possible to clean up every bit of it, and even a little solid or liquid in soil or ground water can present an exponentially greater risk as vapor entering any building(s) on the site, or make it impossible to build or expand on a portion or all of the site.

Clients and brokers often assume (often based on what the seller told them) that the property is "clean" with no potentially sources of environmental contamination. Since contamination can originate on or off site and migrate to a subject property underground, there is always a risk.

Buying or leasing a commercial or industrial property without Phase 1 Environmental Assessment opens the buyer to a number of risks including devastating financial liability.

USA Due Diligence Services offers a discount on Phase 1 Environmental Assessment when ordered together with Commercial Property Condition Assessment. Both inspections are performed at the same time and both reports are delivered together.

You can always rely on a quality work product by a competent, university educated and post-university trained professional with over 31 years experience and an excellent record of service.

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Thank you for visiting the most comprehensive Due Diligence Phase 1 Environmental Assessment and Property Condition Assessment site on the world wide web.

Architects engineers, builders and inspectors look at buildings in slightly different ways. Drawing on his university degrees, industry training and over 32 years experience in all four disciplines Edward Devine developed a proprietary inspection and assessment protocol that considers property condition from all four perspectives.

We offer the best value in due diligence services. Cost is never the only consideration but always an important consideration. Our education, training, experience and a high tech and efficient business model allows us to offer you the best quality and fast service at competitive prices.

USA Due Diligence Services offers Commercial, Industrial, Instututional, Residential Building Inspection, Property Condition Assessment, Facility Condition Assessment, Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, Vapor Encroachment Screening and Environmental Records Search & Risk Assessment.  Discounts apply when you order 2 or more services at 1 site and when you order 1 or more services on 2 or more sites.

Over 31 years of service to owner occupants, investors, attorneys, insurance companies, banks and other lenders, landlords, tenants, facilities directors, property managers, architects, engineers, retailers, charter schools, colleges and universities, medical centers, municipalities and other governmental units and entities.

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