TEC performs property condition assessments by utilizing experienced fire protection engineers with a detailed understanding of fire protection, smoke control, and life safety systems, and a broad knowledge of national, state, and local building and fire codes and regulations. Our engineers have provided property conditions assessments for a vast array of facilities, including but not limited to, business, residential, assembly, healthcare, educational, mercantile, industrial, storage, and high hazard facilities. Additionally, our staff actively participates on the technical committees for codes and standards-making purposes, keeping us at the forefront of building and fire code rules and regulations.

With the rising complexity of building systems, the innovation of building materials, and the constantly evolving building and fire codes and regulations regarding both new and existing construction, building owners and managers are faced with many responsibilities to maintain existing buildings. In the specific areas of fire protection and life safety, these responsibilities range from maintaining adequate life safety and fire protection systems to managing operational costs and potential liabilities related to such equipment and building features.

Reduce Risk and Uncertainty

Building managers, owners, insurers, and property investors need to be aware of existing building conditions, intended use and capabilities of building features and systems, expected equipment lifetimes, proper maintenance procedures, outstanding deficiencies, applicable code requirements, and recommended corrective actions. Property Conditions Assessments can identify existing deficiencies and forecast future financial implications of deferred maintenance items or unprepared deficiencies.

We work with prospective investors, building owners and managers, and insurance providers, to conduct property conditions assessments and provide detailed evaluations of existing conditions and deficiencies, including associated recommendations for achieving or maintaining building and fire code compliance. Such recommendations are designed to manage exposure to fire and life safety risks, and specifically tailored to address and mitigate potentially hazardous conditions or operating procedures, each of which could impact a facilities level of life safety and fire protection.