Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial Building Inspections are not the same as a basic home inspection.  Most people offering Commercial Building Inspections have no formal training.  Investors want to know the true condition of the property they are purchasing.  No one wants unexpected surprises or expenses.   The exterior and cosmetic finishes of a building are a very small part of the total condition of a building,  only an experienced Commercial Inspector will fully evaluate and document those hidden issues.  Too often buyers are only concerned with the cost of the inspection, not the quality of the inspection.  With the rising costs of both labor and equipment,  the cost of your commercial inspection is minuscule compared to your future cost is something is not identified or noticed.


Commercial Building Inspection Training

Commercial Building Inspection Training included membership in the National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors Association, Over the past 20 years we have inspected projects and purchases that have individually exceeded 30 million dollars in property value.  We have have been chosen to represent  a major North American Property Investment company and have inspected their buildings in most of Southern Ontario.  Our knowledge and experience is second to none and we are extremely proud of our expansion into the United States where we have conducted Quality Control inspections for International Oil companies and Mining Companies.

Commercial Property Inspections and Ontario Building Code

Roger is a  Certified Building Code Official which gives  you the advantage of having your building inspected by an individual  who has years of experience in Plan Reviews, Renovation and New Construction inspections.  Another valuable member of our team is a 20 year Contract Inspector veteran who has reviewed and inspected every aspect of a Buildings Construction and Renovation.  It is this type of knowledge and experience that will allow you to know the current condition of the building you are considering purchasing.  Commercial Building Inspection is not taught by Home Inspection course providers.

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware 

The majority of Home Inspectors only take Part 9 Structural and Part 9 Building Envelope as part of their training.  Most Commercial Property Inspections are built in compliance  of Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code and sometimes Parts 10. 11 and 12.  So when purchasing a Commercial Properly you should ensure your Inspector has adequate training to even begin to look at your property.  Part 3 OBOA courses are typically only available in Toronto and each of the required Part 3 courses are one week in length.

Commercial Inspection Report

Our computerized reports are extremely detailed with pictures of every deficiency or maintenance defect.  We document HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Structural, Fire Separations, Exit Hardware, Life Safety Equipment, Parking Lots, Exterior Cladding, Windows & Doors, Roof Coverings, Ventilation, Loading Docks and visually inspect your sprinkler systems.

Property Condition Assessments

We utilize the ASTM DE2018-08 Standard for Property Condition Assessments as a basis for all our inspections.  This is a guideline which outlines what deficiencies are inspected for and also sets out the performance of the subject building.   The final report is always based on the clients requirements which are decided upon prior to inspection.

A Commercial Building Inspection includes looking at Structural Integrity of Building, Roofing, Thermal Imaging,  Commercial Inspection Training,  Asbestos Testing  ( note: asbestos testing is a separate fee )

Also WETT Certified for any fireplaces that maybe included in Commercial Property.


Contact Information

Roger Frost
Certified Building Code Official
Certified Master Inspector

Phone: 705.795.8255
Email Roger

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