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Major Review

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:

  • 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 program.
  • May include some invasive Inspection along with the non-invasive inspection.
  • Efforts are typically focused on a full system and full building, rather than on a single asset in a localized area.
The frequency and scope of major reviews will vary but generally these occur on a 5-10 year cycle.

Purpose of the Major Reviews

Examples of Major Reviews
Typical examples of major reviews include the following:

Examples of major reviews
Fig. Examples of "major reviews" such as exterior sealant reviews (8 years).

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Fig. Inspection of sump pump and rooftop air handling unit as an example of a major mechanical reviews.

Different types of maintenance tasks distributed across the four seasons of an annual maintenance program.
Fig. Major reviews and other forms of inspection reflected across the annual maintenance program.

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Fig. Major reviews may sometimes utilize diagnostic technologies, such as a thermographic scan.

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