The purpose of a building condition survey
is to produce impartial information concerning the technical condition of an
inspected location while assessing existing and future repair needs. The Ahma
Engineers Ltd. experts who specialise in condition surveys assess the condition
of a location by means of a visual inspection and, if necessary, utilise
non-destructive methods such as temperature or moisture measurements.
The building condition survey determines
the condition of the structural, HVAC+W, electrotechnical systems of a site.
The survey is carried out according to RT Data Sheet 18-10672 “Liike- and palvelurakennusten
kuntoarvio. Suoritusohje” (“Building condition survey of commercial and service
buildings. Instructions for execution”) and RT Data Sheet 18-10785
“Asuinkiinteistön kuntoarvio. Laajennettu energiatalouden selvitys” (Building
condition survey of residential property. Expanded energy economy
The client receives a written report with
the results of the building condition survey. The report assesses the overall
condition of the building and presents a technical LTP proposal. In the report,
the condition of the building is described and classified according to the
applicable system. The most serious structural damage and construction defects
are shown with photographs. LTP refers to a long-term plan (usually over a
period of 10 years) that specifies the future repairs of the building. The LTP
proposal contains the necessary remedying measures and a budget-level estimate
of the costs of each repair measure. The repairs are spread over the LTP period
on the basis of the technical condition of the location. The owner of the
property is responsible for the financial aspects of the repair programme.