Our property inspections will determine how best to maintain your property as well as ensuring it retains value while also being in strict compliance with all national, state and local standards.
Whether you are a new property owner or an established one, understanding the environment in which you work and live through a property inspection is always advantageous to your business and quality of life. Facilities management consulting is all about optimising the property inspection to identify spatial data and maintainable assets, alongside other services.
Let's take a look at what constitutes a useful property inspection – one that is streamlined and uses modern technology to generate optimised and timely results.
The Process of a Property Inspection
The property inspection, or property audit, begins with a general walk-through of each building, with special attention paid to critical infrastructure and high traffic areas. Each asset or area is identified through a unique QR code or label. Relevant information is then uploaded into a client or in-house system to generate an informative picture of the property that is centralised and accessible to all relevant parties. Special attention is paid to maintainable assets in spatial data.
A good facilities management consulting partner will record the key criteria – make, model, location, etc. – for all important assets. These assets will then be categorised into critical and noncritical groups, each assigned a maintenance strategy that is optimised for each group. The spatial data that is uploaded serves as a basis to determine cleaning requirements, optimised bin collection points and notes for other important services such as concierge, catering, dock attendants and security.
Why is Property Inspection Important?
The features of a building will drastically affect how its services can be rendered. The important features of a building also determine how it must be maintained in order to retain its value or add to it. Property inspections gather this information in an organised and accurate way, which is critical from a compliance and performance perspective.
If a building has residential or business tenants, there is an added consideration of value from their perspective. If a building maintains or adds to its value here, then it can exponentially increase its rental intake. The proper administration of luxury services such as security, concierge, catering or valet can certainly help in this regard, but only if the services coincide with the general operations of a building as well as its critical infrastructure.
Another essential component of property inspection is maintaining a standard of compliance with federal, state and local regulations. In order to do better business, a building must always look to improve itself while avoiding the pitfalls of falling out of compliance. Because the rules can change without warning on any level, they can be difficult for building operators to keep up with regulation standards and the day to day operations of the building.
This is where a good facilities management consulting partner comes in handy – there is no reason to pull in-house staff away from daily operations to assess the future potential of a building and begin to organise the changes to be made.