Building Assessments provided by McCownGordon

Building Assessments

Our Commissioning Services

Reducing the environmental impact

Providing a holistic view of your building

Through a Building Assessment in Kansas City, our team investigates the building condition and systems to evaluate risk and overall building performance.


Building Assessments in Kansas City

Whether you are renovating your current building, building new, or evaluating several buildings, you need a safe and functional space to provide the best services to your building occupants. Our team of experts provides you with a holistic view of your building’s condition to determine the best process for construction.

With a high level of attention to quality, we evaluate the building and site early during preconstruction in order to reduce the environmental impact of practices and materials and focus on life cycle assessments (LCA). We use programs to quickly evaluate energy usage versus utility, maintenance, and replacement costs to provide our clients the most sustainable option.

Key Benefits

1. Risk Mitigation

Assessments help identify potential safety hazards and structural issues, allowing property owners and managers to address them before accidents or costly repairs become necessary.

2. Cost Estimation

Building assessments provide estimates for needed repairs and maintenance, helping property owners budget for these expenses and avoid unexpected financial burdens.

3. Informed Decision-Making

Buyers can use assessment reports to make informed decisions when purchasing property, as they gain insight into the condition and potential long-term costs associated with the building.

4. Asset Management

Property owners and facility managers can create effective maintenance plans based on assessment findings, extending the life of building systems and reducing operating costs.

5. Optimized Investments

By prioritizing repairs and upgrades based on assessment recommendations, property owners can maximize the return on investment and increase the property’s value.

6. Legal Compliance

Building assessments can help ensure that properties meet local building codes and regulations, reducing the risk of fines or legal complications.

7. Insurance Benefits

Assessments can be used to negotiate insurance premiums, as insurers may offer better rates for well-maintained and low-risk properties.

8. Sustainability

Assessments can identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, which can lead to reduced operating costs and a smaller environmental footprint.

9. Financial Planning

Property owners can use assessment data for long-term financial planning, understanding when major repairs or replacements will be necessary and how to budget for them.

10. Tenant Satisfaction

Well-maintained properties with regular assessments tend to have happier and more satisfied tenants, which can improve tenant retention and attract new renters.

11. Lender Requirements

Many lenders require building assessments as part of their due diligence process before financing a property purchase or renovation.

Meet the Team

Emily Tilgner, McCownGordon

Emily Tilgner

VP, Building Performance Solutions

Jereme Nollett, Sr Commissioning Manager at McCownGordon

Jereme Nollett

Senior Commissioning Manager

Andrew Shaver

Sr. Commissioning Specialist

Emily Tilgner, McCownGordon

Emily Tilgner

VP, Building Performance Solutions

Emily Leads multiple departments, including our MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), Structural, Commissioning, Sustainability and QAQC teams. She brings a wealth of experience to the team, adding crucial knowledge when it comes to the systems of complex projects. With a long history in design, Emily’s unique perspective helps projects spot potential issues long before they happen.

Jereme Nollett, Sr Commissioning Manager at McCownGordon

Jereme Nollett

Senior Commissioning Manager

Leveraging his years of experience, Jereme specializes in building performance optimization, life- cycle cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, carbon footprint reduction and energy conservation measures. He has a diverse background in system design, new and retrocommissioning, energy management, and test & balance with apassion for sustainable design and building optimization, resulting in an extensive understanding of MEP systems, their functionality and interaction with one another.

Andrew Shaver

Sr. Commissioning Specialist

Andrew brings a different viewpoint to the commissioning process. Coming from a background of facilities management and program management for construction activities in multi-site organizations, Andrew has spent time across the table as the owner. He has lead activities such as directing design decisions, operating procedures, leading multiple design-build projects, and understanding the cost associated with mechanical systems and their requirements. Over the last decade, he has worked to institute new and retro-commissioning in the facilities he served and advocated for optimization to prolong the life of mechanical systems, reducing operating costs, and aligning real-world metrics with design intent for optimal occupant comfort and usability.

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