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Reserve Study

Criterium-Jansen Engineers is dedicated to providing the Condominium Industry with proven best practices for establishing and maintaining both the physical and fiscal well-being of condominium buildings.

Our Reserve Study includes a Physical Analysis, which not only lists each individual component forming the basis of the study, but also includes the quantity, estimated replacement cost and estimated remaining useful life for each component. In addition, within the Reserve Study, we provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance of all systems as well as a condition evaluation of each. We may also consider options for improvements, enhancements, or compliance with newly enacted regulations.

This then provides you with a basis for determining how much money your Condominium Corporation should be setting aside to account for the repair or replacement cost of each of these items in future years as the useful life comes to an end.

The Reserve Study comes with a complete Property Condition Report. Each building or property system is carefully evaluated and reported on in a separate section of our report. This includes, as appropriate, site and grounds, amenities, structural systems, roof and siding, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, common interiors, and life safety, among others.

One of the keys to the Reserve Study is the Financial Analysis, which includes a review of a 30 year projection giving the Condominium Corporation a true picture of their financial well being. By looking at both the immediate and long term, it is possible to establish a reserve funding plan which most accurately fits your specific needs. This projection gives the Corporation the necessary information to develop its yearly contributions based on an average over a number of years, and assists its investment strategy for the funds, because it identifies when they will actually be needed.

A Reserve Study includes the following Scope of Work:

  • A review of the Condominium Corporation’s documents to determine which components make up the common and limited common elements (Component Inventory) as well as their quantities.
  • A site visit to establish the current condition of all common elements in order to assign an estimated remaining useful life.
  • Preparation of a Full Reserve Study, which includes a Property Condition Report, physical analysis, and financial analysis, including a 30 year funding plan.
  • Iterative funding options analysis.

No other firm offers you these benefits.