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Hands-On Class covers property condition assessments.

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November 19, 2009 - ASTM's 2-day hands-on class gives overview of ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process. It guides attendees on how to use standard to conduct baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare Property Condition Report. Participants will learn procedures for conducting walk-through survey, which key areas should be included in PCR, how to identify property's physical deficiencies, and how to read PCR.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Hands-On ASTM International Class on Property Condition Assessments

Press release date: November 17, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 17, 2009-"Property Condition Assessments (PCAs)," a two-day hands-on class from ASTM International, gives an overview of the ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: 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 keys 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 2010: April 13-14 in Phoenix, Ariz.; June 1-2 in West Conshohocken, Pa. (ASTM headquarters); Oct. 5-6 in Baltimore, Md.; and Nov. 9-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. 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 International Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment. 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; smurphy@astm.org) for details. To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org) or visit the ASTM Web site at www.astm.org. For more information about ASTM Committee E50, contact Dan Smith, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9727; dsmith@astm.org). 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. ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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