ASTM E2018 08 PDF

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They are intended to be referred to in resolving ambiguity, or in exercising discretion accorded the user or consultant in conducting a PCA, or in judging whether a user or consultant has conducted appropriate inquiry or has otherwise conducted an adequate PCA. Independence of the Consultant. The PCR incorporates the information obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified.

Document Reviews and Interviews.

At a minimum, for a PCR to be consistent with this guide, a new walk-through survey, interviews, and solicitation and review of building and fire department records for recorded material violations should be performed. Section 2 on Terminology contains definitions of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to this guide, and acronyms. Recommended representative observation quantities for various asset types are provided in Annex A1 ; however, if in the field observer’s opinion such representative observations as presented in Annex A1 are unwarranted as a result of homogeneity of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by the field observer, the field observer may survey sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.

Qualifications of the Field Observer.

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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 term physical deficiencies includes the presence of conspicuous defects and material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during completion of the PCA.


Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard. Preparation of a PCR in accordance with this guide is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the uncertainty regarding the potential for component d2018 system failure and to asstm the potential that such component or system may not be initially observed. 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.

Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer. Furthermore, there may be other alternative or more appropriate schemes or methods to remedy a physical deficiency. Furthermore, no implication is intended that use of this guide be required in order to have conducted a property condition assessment in a commercially prudent and reasonable manner.

Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. Therefore, a PCR should be evaluated on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances in which they are made.

Property Condition Assessment (PCA)

Consideration of such contractual obligations is beyond the scope of this guide. Link to Active This link will e20188 route to the current Active version of the standard. Section 1 is the Scope.

Nevertheless, this guide is intended to reflect a reasonable approach for the preparation of a baseline PCA. No specific legal relationship between the consultant and the user was considered during the preparation of e20188 guide. In addition to the specific procedures contained elsewhere in this guide, the 008 should be considered: Opinions of Costs Attributes.

Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. This guide also recognizes the inherent subjective nature of aatm consultant’s opinions as to such issues as workmanship, quality of original installation, and estimating the RUL of any given component or system.


Opinions of Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies. 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.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Section 1 is the Scope. To the extent there is more than one building on the subject property, and they are homogeneous with respect to approximate age, use, basic design, materials, and systems, it is not a requirement of this guide for the field observer asmt conduct a walk-through survey asgm each individual building’s systems to describe or comment on their condition within the PCR.

Such representative observations may be more or less than this guide’s recommended representative observations as provided in Annex A1. The term physical deficiencies means the presence of zstm 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.

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

The guide recognizes a consultant’s suggested remedy may be determined under time constraints, formed without the aid of engineering calculations, testing, exploratory probing, the removal or relocation of materials, design, or other technically exhaustive means. Active view current version of standard. Annex A1 provides requirements relating to specific asset types, and where applicable, such requirements are to be considered as if integral to this guide.