May 2016

Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email [email protected] for space inquiries.
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Day 1 & Day 2
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre 711 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, OAA, MAIBC, MRAIC, President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. 
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals - Day 1 : $858.00 + GST = $900.90 until May 12, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals - Day 1 : $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Non-Member Price: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals - Day 1 : $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Student Member Price: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals - Day 1 : $469.00 + GST = $492.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 12, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Engineers are often engaged by owners to conduct assessments of buildings and structures. This two-day course will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to conduct a building condition assessment, including methods of evaluation and reporting. The course is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who must deal with the assessment of existing residential, commercial, or institutional structures, and the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments.


This seminar has no prerequisites; however, a background in building science or forensic architecture/engineering is recommended.


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Methodology of conducting a Building Condition Assessment
  • The Building Structure Assessment
  • The Building Envelope Assessment
  • HVAC and Plumbing
  • Case Studies

Day 2

  • Mould and Moisture Problems
  • Fire Safety
  • Site Elements
  • Reserve Funds, Facility Condition Assessments, and Facility Condition Index
  • Written Reports and Presentation
  • Case Studies


Martin Gerskup Architect, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC, is President of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. in Ontario and BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. in British Columbia.
He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Ontario Association of Architects, and has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University.
Martin has 30 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1000 buildings and structures. 

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