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TYPE OF REPORTS
WHAT YOU WILL GET
BENEFITS / ADVANTAGES
Property Inspection Report (Comprehensive)
Comprehensive Visual Inspection of the building elements and systems, structural integrity, safety, security and environmental concerns.
·      Up to 300 aspects inspected and assessed.
·      Trade specialist guide
·      Where major faults are found, recommendations shall be made for a specialist to investigate further.
√ Provides a good understanding of the building condition, with major and minor defects identified.
√ Professional advice on repairs and maintenance
√ Allows you to plan and budget for renovations.
√ Ensure peace of mind
√ Avoid future costly repairs
 
Property Inspection Report (Basic) / Pre-purchase
Basic visual walk-through inspection covering the following critical areas:
1.   Structural integrity
2.   Defective roofing / ceiling
3.   Defective plumbing, dampness and leaks & electrical deficiencies
4.   Slopes, retaining walls and drainage
5.   Safety, Security, Regulatory checks i.e. unsafe & illegal renovation
 
Where major faults are found, recommendations shall be made for a specialist to investigate further.
 
√ Useful before purchasing a property to know what you are buying into
√ Allows you to gather a snapshot budgetary requirements, avoiding risks and protect your investment.
Pre-Purchase
Inspection Report
Before purchasing a property (secondary market), a thorough visual inspection is useful to report on major and minor defects in and around the house and garden, including an environmental check. Up to 300 aspects inspected and assessed to satisfy your condition of purchase offer.
 
√ Useful before purchasing a property to know what you are buying into
√ Allows you to gather a snapshot budgetary requirements, avoiding risks and protect your investment.
Defects Liability Inspection Report
A comprehensive visual inspection and a report prepared on behalf of the Client for the purpose of submitting to the Developer or Contractor for making good defects under defects liability claims. When should it be done?
Upon Vacant Possession and before the expiry of the Defects Liability Period. Or anytime from the date of Vacant Possession to before the expiry of the Defects Liability Period, provided that extensive renovations have not been carried out
 
√ Formal record of defects
√ Defects are rectified at Developers/Contractors cost
 
 
Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA) Compliance Verification Check
 
 
 
An factual verification of conformances of the completed property to the building specifications schedule contained in the SPA.
 
√ Get what you paid for!
Building Defects Inspection Report
If you are experiencing defects or problems during or after construction, you may engage a third party professional to inspect, analyse and provide an independent report to effectively resolve the issue with your builder or sub-contractor.
 
√ Independent and objective report by an experienced architect and/or engineer.
√ Factual technical report on defects with recommendations to rectify
√ Avert disputes, if verifications are carried out progressively
√ Avoid future risks
 
Building Dispute Advice and Resolution
If you are in a dispute with your builder or sub-contractor over quality, quantity or cost, we will help you analyse your contractual obligations, advise and report on all aspects in dispute. 
Reports compiled for legal action and arbitration.
√ Independent and objective report by an experienced architect and/or engineer.
√ Factual technical report on defects with recommendations to rectify
√ Avoid lengthy and costly disputes
 
Contract Documents Check and Advice
Before signing your Building Contract, we assist you to check your specifications and drawings, to confirm the design and construction of your home are appropriate and comply with authority and Building By-Laws requirements. 
 
√ Prevent building disputes
√ Third party professional advice
New House Design and Renovation
We provide essential design advice to enhance value and appeal of your house by incorporating green building concepts, among others.
 
√ Property value enhancement
√ Legal approvals are obtained
House Construction Inspection Report
If you are having a home built, we will provide progressive report on whether the builder or sub-contractors are adhering to acceptable construction methods, Uniform Building By-Laws UBBL; Standards and Tolerances to Construction Industry Standards CIS 7:2006 and other regulatory requirements of the relevant authorities, with reference to contractual particulars.  Also, the quality and acceptability of work undertaken.
 
√ Prevent building disputes
√ Get what you paid for!
√ Formal record of defects
√ Defects are rectified at Developers/Contractors cost
√ Ensure peace of mind
 
 
Practical Completion Inspection Report / Vacant Possession Handover Check
If your new home is nearly completed, we will prepare a comprehensive list of all defects to be rectified by the builder prepared on your behalf. 
We will advise you whether the home should be accepted and final monies paid to the builder, prior to agreeing to practical completion. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
√ Prevent building disputes
√ Get what you paid for!
√ Formal record of defects
√ Defects are rectified at Developers/Contractors cost
√ Ensure peace of mind
 
CONTRACTORS, DEVELOPERS, PROPERTY OWNERS
 
Building Condition Status Report (Dilapidation Report) / Pre and Post Construction Condition Survey
Before the commencement of a demolition, construction or development an inspection of structural condition of the surrounding buildings. All visual defects in the form of cracks, settlement, water seepage, corrosion of reinforcement, subsidence and other building defects will be formally recorded with photographs.
A Post-Construction Condition Survey will highlight any building defects that have occurred (or caused by the construction works) since the first survey, or after a construction.

√ Professional Indemnity
√ Corporate Social Responsibility
√ Prevent building disputes
√ Avoid future risks
√ Ensure peace of mind
 
Building Condition Status Report
A prerequisite exercise before planning for renovations, upgrading, retrofitting, refurbishments and restoration.
 
Periodic Maintenance Inspection - Identification of potentially “sick” buildings with recommendations for corrective actions, and/or to implement an effective programme for repairs, replacements and maintenance.
 
√ Helps to identify specific items to repair, replace and maintain
√ Helps to assess budgetary requirements
√ Property value enhancement
√ Sustainable practice
 
Independent Building Defects Report For Litigation
An independent and factual report of building defects, incomplete works, and extent of rectifications to substantiate claims.
 
Independent Technical Report for Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims
 
Defects Investigation and Building Forensics
Some defects never seem to go away, causing you costly repairs which are ineffective and a major headache. Our building forensics expert will help diagnose the probable cause (s) and provide a solution (s) to end your building problems.
 
√ Expert advice
√ Effective solution
Mandatory Building Inspection to “Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) Amended 1994 (Act A903)”
 
 
 
 
 
Condition survey and assessment to establish the existing condition of the structure in terms of structural stability, safety and serviceability.
 
 
 
 
 
√ Professional Indemnity
√ To comply with authority requirements
√ To ensure building safety
√ Sustainable and responsible practice
 
For Joint Management Body (JMB) / Management Corporation (MC) of Stratified Properties:
Building Condition (Common Property) Status Report
 
√ This document forms the basis for on-going maintenance work
 
Most JMBs do not know where to start, what to do and what are the critical items to resolve.
We help JMB establish the condition status and prioritise quickly what needs to be done through the proper way and in a professional manner.
In the interest of the unit owners and residents, it is critical that the JMB commissions a complete independent assessment of the building for responsible parties to rectify defects especially if it is still within the Defects Liability Period.
·      Helps resolve unreported and unresolved patent and latent defects found in Common Property/Areas
·      Facilitates the setting up of a Sinking Fund Maintenance and Management Plan to anticipate costs, expenses and accessibility issues
·      Owners are more likely to pay their maintenance charges when the building is being upkeep satisfactorily
·      Minimises disputes amongst the Owners/Residents and property manager on refurbishment/renovation that are needed for building upgrade
√ Professional Indemnity
√ To comply with authority requirements
√ To ensure building safety
 
Maintenance, Repairs & Replacement and Renewal (MRR) Report and Sinking Fund Management Plan
 
√ To be updated on each scheduled maintenance
√ Do it right all the time
Comprehensive inspection and report providing detailed Maintenance, Repairs and Replacement (MRR) information to help plan and establish the necessary budgets for periodic maintenance.
√ Sound budgetary planning for critical and costly items to replace and repair such as lifts, pumps etc
√ Sustainable and responsible practice
Architects / Engineers Advice Report
Independent inspection and advisory that covers a range of building issues
    * Contract Review
    * Building Faults and Repairs
    * Planning and Building Regulations
    * Dispute Resolutions
 
 
Architect Centre’s reports are prepared according to Malaysian Uniform Building By-Laws UBBL; Standards and Tolerances to Construction Industry Standards CIS 7:2006 and other regulatory requirements of the relevant authorities.
Structural Safety & Slope Stability Inspection Assessment By Civil & Structural Engineer
1. Inspection to existing building for an overall assessment of its structural integrity
2. Special attention and closer observations to the followings if encountered at site:-
§ Any sign of building settlement
§ Cracklines to Structural Elements
§ Water mark on existing structures
§ Exposed reinforcement bars
 
A survey to see whether Renovations or Extensions had been carried out before to the original buildings and if so, whether there is structural implication to these additional works.
 
√ To comply with authority requirements
√ To ensure building safety
√ Peace of mind
 
Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Assessment Audit by M&E Engineer
 
An audit and evaluation report of the building’s mechanical and electrical systems
1.     A visual “walk-through” at site and evaluation of available documentation and input provided by the building management.
2.     The report includes an inventory list of all the major M&E services equipment.
3.     Highlights and recommend any particular M&E equipment that needs to be tested and measured by a third party should there be a need for one.
 
√ A concise report of your building’s M&E systems
√ The M&E Audit report shall also form the basis for a M&E MRR Implementation Programme.
 
Periodical inspection for maintenance
Inspection of the building components, systems and equipments for life-cycle maintenance.
 
√  Good maintenance saves operations costs
 

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