Many practitioners in the Asian region have confused the scope of services in both “Condition” Survey and “Building Survey”
- GBE considers “Condition Survey” is to focus on the existing condition of the bldg. This serves as a snapshot to what the existing building condition is with an appropriate level of comment and repair strategy with estimation.
- GBE considers “Building Survey” is to give the whole building a scanning, review, comprehend and forecast. This is a professional examination of the whole building.
GBE believes different stakeholder/investor/ end-users may have different objective and purpose for taking up the property. Thus, GBE will do a good and appropriate level of the survey to the clients. For example, the tenant may not be interested in building survey but condition survey for understanding their schedule of condition and maintenance responsibility.
GBE also participate heavily in the construction stage inspection. GBE is frequently invited to attend and inspect some critical construction stage such as steel structure erection; curtain wall installation; external façade cladding installation; concrete to water –tightness structure or underground structure.
A measurement survey becomes complex in recent years. There are many confusing terminology, like Saleable Area , Usable Floor Area, Gross Floor Area, Lettable area, carpet area.
GBE understands there are many properties missed with record plan/ as-built drawings. GBE offers the services to reproduce the dimensional drawings ; to measure and turn the figure to readable and conversable terminology for easy communication and understanding.
GBE provides also verticality checking ; tiling monitoring and crack development of many building structure.