CARF Accredidation: Learn the requirements to certify your rehabilitation facility

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits a wide range of health and human services programs. It is an international, independent, nonprofit accrediting body that sets standards for the quality, value, and outcomes of services provided by rehabilitation facilities. CARF accreditation is a highly respected seal of […]

How much does a commercial roof inspection cost?

The cost of a commercial roof inspection varies widely depending on the size and condition of your building. Our minimum fee is $350. in San Diego, Ca., and the surrounding counties of Southern California. A larger building will require more time to inspect than a smaller one, which means that it will cost more money. For […]

California’s Green Building Code (CALGreen) for New Construction and Renovations

California’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) is a comprehensive set of regulations that mandate new construction and major renovations of commercial, residential, and institutional buildings to meet certain environmental standards. The code establishes minimum requirements for six different areas: water efficiency, energy efficiency, material efficiency, indoor air quality, outdoor air quality, and solid waste management. […]

Commercial Guardrail Height Requirements

If you’re a business owner, building manager, or contractor, it’s important to know the requirements for commercial guardrail height. The minimum height is 42 inches. This means that if you have a railing that is any lower than 42 inches, it needs to be replaced or repaired. The reason for this is that people can […]

Due Diligence Investigations: How to investigate a commercial property

Anyone who’s thinking about buying or leasing commercial real estate should be familiar with the due diligence process. It’s a thorough investigation of all aspects of the property designed to help you verify that the property is worth the asking price and that there are no hidden liabilities. By definition, due diligence is “the care […]

Phase 3 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA): What is it and why you may need one

Environmental site assessments are important tools that help commercial property buyers, owners, lenders, and developers identify and mitigate environmental liabilities. They are often required by lenders and investors prior to loan approval for the purchase of commercial real estate. The ASTM E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments establishes the requirements, which is the recognized standard […]

What is a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and how much do they cost?

A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a report prepared by a qualified environmental professional that assesses the likelihood of contamination that could potentially impact the environment or the subject property. They are an important part of the due… Maurice BedardMaurice is the Chief Inspector for U.S. Commercial Building Inspections of Southern California. He […]

Commercial Roof Leaks: Why skylights leak and how to prevent it

Skylights are a common feature on commercial property roofs. They are installed to let in natural light, which can help reduce energy costs. However, they can also be a source of water leaks, which can cause significant damage to the interior of the building, including the ceiling, walls, and floor. Leaks can also lead to […]

What do commercial building inspectors look for?

As a commercial property inspector, it is my job to assess the condition of commercial buildings to ensure they do not have major structural and mechanical defects, and that they comply with building codes and regulations. It is my job to ensure that a building is in good shape, safe, and up to code. I aim […]

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