Sample Property Condition Assessment Report Outline

Below is a sample property condition report (PCR) outline of one recent report. Note: each PCR is uniquely designed to meet the needs of a client and may not include all of the items shown.

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Purpose and Scope
  3. Overall General Description
  4. Site, Parking Facilities and Pavements
    (with description & recommendations listed for each bullet)

    • Topography
    • Storm Water Drainage
    • Access and Egress
    • Paving Curbing and Parking
    • Flatwork
    • Landscaping and Appurtenances
    • Recreation Facilities
    • Utilities
  5. Structure and Building Envelope
    • Foundations
    • Roofing
    • Building Frame or Super Structure
    • Facades or Curtainwall
      • Sidewall System
      • Fenestration – Doors
      • Fenestration – Windows
      • Parapets and Rooftop Features
  6. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
    • Plumbing
    • Heating
    • Air Conditioning and Ventilation
    • Electrical
  7. Vertical Transportation
    • Elevators
  8. Life Safety/Fire Protection/Security Systems
    • Sprinklers and Standpipes
    • Alarm Systems (Fire)
    • Other Fire Systems
    • Security Systems
  9. Interior Elements
    • Common Spaces
    • Resident Units
  10. Additional considerations beyond the American Society for Testing and Materials’ PCR Standards
    • Accessibility
    • Code compliance
    • Amenities and Special Construction
    • Special Client Required Investigations
  11. Document Review & Interviews
    • Documents Reviewed
    • Persons Interviewed
  12. Opinions of Probable Costs (Defined for client)
    • Divided into three categories:
      • Immediate Costs
      • Short-Term Costs
      • Repair/Replacement Budgets
  13.  Exhibits
        • Digital Photographs
        • Maps and Drawings
        • Reference Documents
        • Qualifications of the Engineers