Structural Evaluation Checklist

The Structural Evaluation Checklist is used to inspect the visible and readily-accessible structure of most commercial buildings. The checklist covers procedures starting from the Research and Document Procurement portion of the inspection through the Walk-Through Survey. Further investigations should be performed by a licensed Professional Engineer. Note: An inspector performing a commercial inspection in accordance……

Commercial HVAC system Inspection

Commercial Rooftop Unit (RTU) Basics

The RTU is the most widely used commercial heating and the cooling unit found in the U.S. The rooftop unit is sometimes called a package unit, as all its components are contained in one unit. The RTU is usually a direct-expansion (DX) unitary system, which means that the air is cooled by a refrigerant, and…

Central Plant Systems and Chilled Water Systems

Central plant systems typically consist of components to provide chilled water for cooling, and use a boiler for heating water. Boilers typically operate at 17º F to 200º F, although most units that are manufactured currently are computer-controlled and may operate at as low as 100º F, depending on the exterior temperatures and the heat…