|An asset that is either:
There are generally three types:
- [A] An asset that is not part of the common property of
the owner group
and is, therefore, not directly part of
the owners' asset
inventory. It has only indirect significance to the owner
- [B] An asset that is not considered an in-scope asset and
the consulting team
has been advised to exclude it from the scope of services.
- [C] An asset that is still subject to
the validation of
about the technical or financial attributes and therefore the data
cannot be finalized.
- An unforeseen
asset that is not contemplated in the ASTM uniformat II
or contemplated in the owners' in-scope inventory but is included in
the report with interim data, pending further investigation.
Placeholder assets are
generally included in reports for general contextual reference purposes
only. They are subject to a lower level of review
than in-scope assets.
Some examples of placeholder assets:
A form of unregistered asset.
pad mounted transformer on a townhouse complex is owned by the public
utility company. While the asset is located on the owners'
premises it is not common property and does not belong to the owner
group. The asset is recorded in the inventory since the owners must
ensure that adequate clearance is kept around the transformer at all
times and must therefore maintain the vegetation in proximity. The
asset is included in the inventory to record the attendant duty of care
that is place on the property owner since it is on their premises.
- [A] A condensing unit on a roof is owned
one of the retail units in the building and was installed as a "tenant
improvement" (TI). The condensing unit is treated by the building
owners as a placeholder asset since the condensing unit is affixed to
their common roof and has service penetration through the common roof.
The placeholder therefore has indirect significance to the building
- [C] A
buried or hidden or inaccessible asset where material used or
configuration are unknown at the time of the study. In this case the
asset is flagged that is has been subject to a lower level of review
and validation will occur upon subsequent testing.
Utility-owned pad mount transformer is an example of a placeholder asset in the form of a "proximity placeholder".
Privately-owned antenna on a roof is an example of a placeholder asset in the form of a "penetration placeholder".