Building Condition Assessments (BCAs)
Get a comprehensive evaluation of the current state of your building's components and systems.

Maintain the Integrity of your Commercial Property

What are BCAs?

AEL environment is pleased to offer Building Condition Assessments (BCAs) for our clients with commercial properties. BCAs include the inspection of key features and components of a structure including the building envelope, foundation, roof, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. The assessment is provided as a detailed report of a building’s deficiencies and areas of potential concern, and lists required maintenance and improvements with associated costs.

What Does a BCA With AEL Include?

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, AEL Environment is well-equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct thorough assessments, taking into account factors such as environmental impact, regulatory compliance, site suitability, and any other relevant considerations. Our Building Condition Assessments include:

  • A detailed description of the site
  • Observations, including overall structural competency of the building
  • Architectural components
    • Site (building envelope, foundation, insulation)
    • Exterior finishes (roof system, window/wall system, pavements)
    • Interior elements (mechanical and electrical systems, fire safety features, lighting)
  • A comprehensive list of recommendations (including costing) going forward

Why Does Your Property Need a BCA?

Building Condition Assessments offer significant liability protection for commercial building owners and operators. Assessing the condition of a building helps identify potential safety hazards or structural deficiencies. By addressing these issues proactively, you can mitigate risks and help ensure the safety of occupants and visitors.

They are often required as a condition of purchase financing, sale, or refinancing a commercial property. A BCA provides valuable insights into the condition of the building, which helps both buyers and sellers make informed decisions, negotiate terms, and assess the true value of the property.

Additionally, many site owners and operators regularly obtain BCAs to monitor the impact of their activities on a commercial building and plan maintenance accordingly. This allows for effective planning and budgeting as part of a long-term asset management strategy.

Finally, certain buildings are subject to specific regulations and compliance standards. A Building Condition Assessment can help ensure that a property meets these requirements, avoiding legal or regulatory issues.

Ultimately, the value of a Building Condition Assessment is that it offers a comprehensive understanding of a building’s condition, enabling proactive maintenance, risk mitigation, and informed decision-making regarding the property, whether you plan to sell or not.

Who Needs a BCA?

A Building Condition Assessment can be a valuable tool for various stakeholders, including:

  • Realtors can utilize a Building Condition Assessment to assess the condition and potential risks associated with a building during the purchase and sale process.
  • Bankers may require a Building Condition Assessment as part of the process for financing a property.
  • Lawyers may require a Building Condition Assessment to address legal or regulatory issues related to the site.
  • Property developers can benefit from a Building Condition Assessment of existing structures on the property to understand the condition and potential challenges associated with adaptive reuse or renovation projects.
  • Site owners can benefit from a Building Condition Assessment to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current state of their property in order to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repairs, renovations, or potential upgrades.

Contact Us

Email Daniel Staring, our Building Coordinator here: dstaring@aelenv.com and let us know your goals for your commercial property. He would be more than happy to help.

Our Process

Why AEL Environment?

Save Time & Money

We ensure that our robust reporting and recommendations not only meet your needs, but help you make decisions efficiently and effectively.

Get Educated

With AEL environment not only do you receive detailed assessments and reports but we make sure you understand them as well. Learn more.

Excellent Client Services

Our dedicated team will answer any of your questions, big or small. We are committed to providing customized solutions. Contact us.

Expert Engineers

With over 30 years of experience our expert engineers will be able to address any concern or issue on your property. Meet the team.

We help you manage the unknown

Every property has a history, we can help you interpret it using our detailed reports.

AEL environment is focused on creating tailored solutions based on your end goals for each property. Tell us the service you require, and our team of expert engineers will guide you through the process.

What Our Clients Are Saying
AEL environment
“As a real estate investor in Southern Ontario, I routinely rely on environmental services offered by AEL, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 procedures. The AEL team has consistently provided professional services that are timely, cost-effective, and in my opinion, the gold standard of the industry. I have used AEL on several occasions and plan to continue to do so as we focus on building our property portfolio.”
John Papanikolaou, Co-CEO
TenDream Properties

We help you manage the unknown

Every property has a history, we can help you interpret it using our detailed reports.

AEL environment is focused on creating tailored solutions based on your end goals for each property. Tell us the service you need, and our team of expert engineers will inform you.

Together, we can ensure you understand your reports to make informed decisions.

What Our Clients Are Saying
AEL environment
“As a real estate investor in Southern Ontario, I routinely rely on environmental services offered by AEL, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 procedures. The AEL team has consistently provided professional services that are timely, cost-effective, and in my opinion, the gold standard of the industry. I have used AEL on several occasions and plan to continue to do so as we focus on building our property portfolio.”
John Papanikolaou, Co-CEO
TenDream Properties
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