A large-scale, comprehensive
evaluation or re-evaluation of a building, a system
or an asset.
Attributes of Major Reviews
Major reviews have the following general attributes:
The frequency and scope of major reviews will vary
but generally these occur on a 5-10 year cycle.
- May require the services of a skilled consultant to make
interpretive judgement of condition observations in the field.
- May require the support service of a contractor, typically to
gain access to a difficult location.
- May require specialized access.
- May require destructive testing
to reveal concealed conditions.
- May require the use of diagnostic
technologies such as thermography.
- May be part of a major maintenance
cycle to provide findings and recommendations for the predictive maintenance
- May include some invasive Inspection
along with the non-invasive
- Efforts are
typically focused on a full system and full building, rather than on a
single asset in a localized area.
Purpose of the Major Reviews
of Major Reviews
Typical examples of major reviews include the following:
Examples of "major reviews" such as exterior sealant reviews (8 years).
of sump pump and rooftop air handling unit as an example of a major
Fig. Major reviews and other forms of inspection reflected across the
annual maintenance program.