Sample Property Condition Assessment Report Outline

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

Executive Summary

Purpose and Scope

Overall General Description

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

Structure and Building Envelope

    • Foundations
    • Roofing
    • Building Frame or Super Structure
    • Facades or Curtainwall
      • Sidewall System
      • Fenestration – Doors
      • Fenestration – Windows
      • Parapets and Rooftop Features

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems

      • Plumbing
      • Heating
      • Air Conditioning and Ventilation
      • Electrical

Vertical Transportation

      • Elevators

Life Safety/Fire Protection/Security Systems

      • Sprinklers and Standpipes
      • Alarm Systems (Fire)
      • Other Fire Systems
      • Security Systems

Interior Elements

      • Common Spaces
      • Resident Units

Additional considerations beyond the ASTM PCA Standards

      • Accessibility
      • Code compliance
      • Amenities and Special Construction
      • Special Client Required Investigations

Document Review & Interviews

      • Documents Reviewed
      • Persons Interviewed

Opinions of Probable Costs (Defined for client)

      • Divided into three categories: Immediate Costs, Short-Term Costs, and Repair/Replacement Budgets


    • Digital Photographs
    • Maps and Drawings
    • Reference Documents
    • Qualifications of the Engineers