June 2020

Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals: Level 1

Status: This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals: Level 1
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Mitchell Gerskup, EIT
Operations Manager, BEST Consultants

Martin Gerskup, OAA, Architect AIBC, MRAIC
President, BEST Consultants (Ontario) and BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. (British Columbia)
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $469.00 + GST = $492.45 until May 21, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $569.00 + GST = $597.45

Non-Member Price: $569.00 + GST = $597.45

Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 21, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
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Engineers are often engaged by owners to conduct assessments of buildings and structures. This Level 1 seminar will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to conduct a building condition assessment, including methods of evaluating the building structure and envelope, as well as the HVAC and plumbing systems.

Target Audience

This seminar 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, as well as the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments.


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


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


Mitchell Gerskup, EIT

Operations Manager, Best Consultants

Mitchell Gerskup is a Canadian engineer specializing in the practice of building science and restoration engineering with a background in structural and building systems engineering. He has spent the last 15 years applying building science principles to the investigation and repair of existing structures, with an emphasis on resolving problems affecting the building envelope. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Engineering from Ryerson University in 2016 and prior to that studied economics at the University of Toronto, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 2010. Mitchell is currently an engineering intern licensed by the Professional Engineers Ontario.

In his 15-year tenure with BEST Consultants, Mitchell has carried out hundreds of building investigations and condition assessments. He has also been involved in the repair and restoration of dozens of buildings throughout southern Ontario, including multi-residential, commercial, and institutional structures. He specializes in the production of building condition assessment and reserve fund study reports, involving physical and financial life cycle analysis of building components.

Mitchell currently serves as the Operations Manager of BEST Consultants, managing a multi-disciplinary team of restoration engineers, building scientists, and technologists. Mitchell has presented seminars to Toronto-based property management companies on how to conduct reserve fund studies and conduct contract administration services. He has also published an article for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario on best practices in conducting reserve fund studies.

Martin Gerskup, OAA, Architect AIBC, MRAIC

President, Best Consultants (Ontario) and Best Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. (British Columbia)

Martin 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 1,000 buildings and structures.

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