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November 25, 2008 - Two-day, hands-on class will give overview of ASTM Standard Guide for PCAs: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process and explain why standard was developed. Participants will learn procedures for conducting walk-through survey, which key areas should be included in PCR, how to establish reasonable expectations for PCRs, how to identify property's physical differences, and how to read PCR. Course can also be tailored to specific company needs and taught on site.

Hands-On ASTM International Class on Property Condition Assessments

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: November 24, 2008

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 24 November 2008-Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), a two-day hands-on class from ASTM International, gives an overview of the ASTM Standard Guide for PCAs: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process (E2018) and explains why the standard was developed. The course also guides attendees on how to use the standard to conduct a baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare a Property Condition Report (PCR).

Participants will learn procedures for conducting a walk-through survey; which key areas should be included in a PCR; how to establish reasonable expectations for PCRs; how to identify a property's physical deficiencies; and how to read a PCR.

The course is scheduled for the following dates and locations during 2009:
April 28-29 New Orleans, La.
June 2-3 Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 29-30 Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 17-18 Orlando, Fla.

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone 610/832-9685; for details.

The course is intended for commercial property purchasers, potential tenants, owners, existing or potential mortgagees, lenders, property managers and those who conduct PCAs and prepare PCRs. The professionals teaching the course are contributors to the development of the PCA standard and members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment.

The $895 attendance fee includes a copy of ASTM E2018, course notes and refreshment breaks. Participants will earn 1.5 continuing education units.

To register or to receive a free brochure about the course, which includes the registration form, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax: 610-832-9668; or visit the ASTM home page at For more information about ASTM Committee E50, contact Dan Smith, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9727;

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
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