January 2021

Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals: Level 1

Please Note
  • This webinar is not a training session for the new Professional Practice Guidelines – Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings.  A separate session will be held for the new guidelines.
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Status: This course is currently full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, and/or be notified of the next scheduled course, please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: Registration/Log-In: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM PST
Webinar: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM PST
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC
BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.

Mitchell Gerskup, EIT, B.Eng.,
Operations Manager
BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc
Credit: 7 Formal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Jan 21, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Registrant Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
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  • Student Price is eligible for participants in Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Student Program
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  • A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 21, 2021 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation
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Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
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Email: [email protected]
Engineers are often engaged by owners to conduct assessments of buildings and structures. This Level 1 course 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 and reporting one's findings.

Target Audience

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

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Methodology of Conducting a Building Condition Assessment
  • The Building Structure Assessment
  • The Building Envelope Assessment
  • Written Reports and Presentation (incl. Depreciation Reports & FCI)
  • Case Studies


Martin Gerskup, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC

President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.

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, as well as for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University. Martin has 35 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1000 buildings and structures.

Mitchell Gerskup, EIT, B.Eng.

Operations Manager, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.

Mitchell has over 15 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and specializes in the practice of building science and restoration engineering, with a background in structural and building systems engineering.

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