Commercial Building Inspection

Large corporations, real estate investment trusts, and individual investors have different perspectives, different portfolios, and different investment goals. Some purchase commercial buildings regularly, others only occasionally. Criterium-Pfaff Engineers understands these differences.  We can meet investors wherever they are and provide the entire range of advice and assistance they need when it comes to a commercial building inspection, from the sophisticated analysis experienced investors may require to the additional handholding less experienced investors may appreciate.

All commercial property buyers need to perform due diligence before they make a purchase commitment, and Criterium-Pfaff Engineers guides them through that process. Our licensed Professional Engineers perform a thorough visual inspection of the property that encompasses its overall condition, focusing on all the critical building components (structural, roof, electrical, plumbing, air and heating, paving, drainage, etc.), environmental factors (including air flow and insulation) and safety issues – fire and other potential hazards.

The written report Criterium-Pfaff Engineers produces provides a detailed summary of our findings, highlighting building strengths as well as any weaknesses or potential problems we identify.  We clearly explain a building’s condition, so our clients can make confident, informed decisions about their purchase.  No one wants to be surprised about a building after purchasing it.  Criterium-Pfaff Engineers has inspected thousands of buildings of all kinds.  Our experienced engineers know how to help our clients avoid surprises.

Thorough and Practical

A Criterium-Pfaff Engineers commercial building inspection is thorough, but it is also practical.  The engineers who perform these inspections have broad and varied backgrounds in the building trades, facilities management and maintenance, among other areas. They understand the business of buildings as well as their technology.  Criterium-Pfaff ’s engineers are teachers as well as technicians.  They don’t just evaluate buildings, they explain and answer questions about them.  They tell clients what they need to know about the buildings they are purchasing and what to do to maintain their buildings properly in the future.

Criterium-Pfaff Engineers is affiliated with Criterium Engineers, a large national company with an extensive array of human and technical resources, to which local affiliates add a local presence and a deep understanding of local markets and local building requirements.  It’s a combination other engineering firms can’t match. If you are purchasing commercial properties for your own use or for your investment portfolio, let Criterium-Pfaff Engineers evaluate the buildings you are buying and educate you about them. Contact us or call (509) 467-8554 to schedule a pre-purchase inspection or to obtain more information about the services we provide.