Building Condition Assessment - Repair and Maintenance Strategy

Online /
Oct 21 - 24, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1003-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • develop the results of a building condition assessment into a repair strategy
  • make the decision to upgrade or repair individual building components
  • prepare a scope of work
  • explore different repair options in the decision-making process
  • understand how to develop bid documents

As buildings and structures age, owners often rely upon engineers to perform building condition assessments to help them make the decision on the action necessary to upgrade or repair the structures.

This course explores how decisions are made which are based on the results of the various tests and non-destructive investigative techniques that professionals use in the evaluation of building components.

The course will explain step-by-step procedures on how to prepare a scope of work that can be developed into bid documents for building upgrades and repairs.

Who Should Attend
Building Industry Professionals • Engineers • Architects • Designers • Facility Managers • Directors of Plant Maintenance • Building Services Managers • Project Managers • Municipal Building Officials • Technicians and Technologists • Contractors • Developers
• Inspectors and Test Lab Personnel

Special Feature
The instructor will present the assessment and repair of each building component. Participants will take part in discussions to develop repair strategies and bid documents.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

  • Assessing the Condition of Buildings and Structures (Overview)
  • Developing a Scope of Work
  • Specifications and Bid Documents
  • Repair of Structural Deficiencies
  • Adjournment

 Day II

  • Repair of Masonry Structures (Overview)
  • Brick Evaluation and Repair
  • Mortar Selection
  • Brick Ties and Connectors
  • Shelf Angle Repair or Replacement
  • Through Wall Flashings
  • Concrete Foundation Repair
  • Balcony Repair
  • Parking Garage Repair
  • Adjournment

 Day III

  • Repair and Upgrading of Building Envelopes: Roofs
  • Repair and Upgrading Building Envelopes: Walls
  • Repair and Upgrading Building Envelopes: Windows
  • Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
  • Adjournment

Day IV

  • HVAC Assessing Condition of Systems (Overview)
  • Testing, Measurement and Balancing of Systems and Components
  • Repair and Replacement of Deficiencies
  • Energy Upgrades
  • Cleaning, Reconditioning, Retro-Commissioning, so as to Assure Continued Reliable Operation
  • Review Electrical Single line, Service Entrance, Grounding and Bonding
  • Review Loading, Temp rise, Protection, Metering, Monitoring and Control
  • Review Coordination and Arc Flash Hazard Study
  • Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Martin Gerskup, B. Arch, OAA, MAIBC and MRAIC

Martin has over 35 years of experience and is the president of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. He specializes in the field of investigative architecture and building science with particular emphasis on the resolution of problems affecting the building envelope. Martin is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and has served in various capacities on the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997.

He was president of OBEC from 1993 to 1994, a member of the council for the OAA from 2003 to 2005, and a member of the ULC Thermal Insulation Committee. During his tenure on the council at the OAA, Mr. Gerskup was Chair of the Discipline Committee while also serving on the following committees: Practice Committee, Registration Committee, Public Interest Review Committee, Communications Committee, and the University Liaison Task Group.

In addition to authoring and presenting many technical papers on the subject of building science, Mr. Gerskup taught as an assistant adjunct professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design from 1999 to 2001 and at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University in 2002.

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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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