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Satm PCR incorporates the information obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified.
Asym X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level. Consideration of such contractual obligations is beyond the scope of this guide. Section 2 on Terminology contains definitions of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to this guide, atsm acronyms. Nevertheless, this guide is intended to reflect a reasonable approach for the preparation of a baseline PCA.
Section 1 is the Scope. This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may e2081 remedied with routine maintenance, miscellaneous minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc.
Active view current version of standard. Section 2 on Terminology contains definitions of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to this guide, and acronyms. Furthermore, a subsequent user of a prior PCR should be apprised that it may have been prepared for purposes other than the current desired purpose of the PCR and should determine the contractual purpose and scope of the prior PCR.
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Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Therefore, a PCR should be evaluated on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances in which they are made.
A PCR should identify any deviations or exceptions to this guide. Section 11 and Appendix X1 of this guide identify, for informational purposes, certain physical conditions that may exist on the subject property, and certain activities or procedures not an all inclusive list that are beyond the scope of this guide but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction to enhance the PCA.
Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Section 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities.
Preparation of a PCR in accordance with this guide is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the uncertainty regarding the potential for component or system failure and to reduce the potential that such component or system may not be initially observed. Annex A1 provides requirements relating to specific asset types, and where applicable, such requirements are to be considered as if integral to this guide.
Consistent with good commercial and customary practice, the appropriate level of property condition assessment generally is guided by the purpose the PCA is to serve; type of property; age of the improvements; expertise and risk tolerance level of the user; and time available for preparing the PCR and reviewing the opinions to be contained in the PCR.
It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.
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Section 11 and Appendix X1 of this guide identify, for informational purposes, certain physical conditions that may exist on the subject property, and certain activities or procedures not an all inclusive list that are beyond the scope of this guide but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction to enhance the PCA.
It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA. Section 11 provides additional information regarding out of scope considerations see 1.
Opinions of Costs Attributes. Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer. The consultant’s opinions generally are formed without detailed knowledge from those familiar with the component’s or system’s performance.
Therefore, this guide includes procedures to assist users and consultants in determining the appropriateness of using such information. Independence of the Consultant.
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They are intended to be referred to in resolving ambiguity, or in exercising discretion accorded the user or consultant in conducting a PCA, or in judging whether a user or consultant has conducted appropriate inquiry or has otherwise conducted an adequate PCA. Document Review and Interviews. The PCR incorporates the information obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Probable Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified.
Recommended representative observation quantities for various asset types are provided in Annex A1 ; however, if in the field observer’s opinion such representative observations as presented in Annex A1 are unwarranted as a result of homogeneity of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by the field observer, the field observer may survey sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.
This guide also recognizes the inherent subjective nature of a consultant’s opinions as to such issues as workmanship, quality of original installation, and estimating the RUL of any given component or system.
Section 1 is the Scope. Document Reviews and Interviews. The user should also review or establish the qualifications, or both, of the proposed field observer and PCR reviewer prior to engagement. Qualifications of the Consultant. This guide also recognizes that there are varying levels of property condition assessment and due diligence that can be exercised that are both more and less comprehensive than this guide, and that may be appropriate to meet the objectives of the user.
Furthermore, the PCR should identify the previously prepared property condition report if information from the prior report was used by the consultant in preparing the PCR. Out of Scope Considerations.
Staffing of the Field Observer.