Physical Needs

The Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) is designed to address all existing conditions, outstanding maintenance issues and to identify any building code violations.

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We perform Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) for both our local and national clients. This includes:

  • Site’s grounds (pavement, curbs, loading docks, walks, landscaping, irrigation, drainage, exterior lighting, walls, fencing/railing signage and exterior amenities)
  • Structural systems
  • Building envelope (roofing, exterior walls and finished)
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing infrastructure
  • Regulatory compliance issues (life safety, fire suppression systems, and general visual review of property compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act)

We work with all local building, zoning, and fire department / authorities to identify any currently outstanding building or fire code violations at the property. Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) reports can be modified according to a client’s purpose. Upon completion of a PNA, we provide our clients a report on the physical condition of their property which includes recommendations to correct any conditions that may affect the health or safety of current or future residents.

ASTM E2018

Essel performs Physical Needs Assessments tailored to each client and property. We exceed the commonly used standards, including ASTM E2018. Our reports are compliant with TCAC, HUD & Cal-HFA standards and guidelines for commercial real estate lenders and real estate investors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the Western United States.


Professional Service

Essel Environmental staff are fully trained and certified for all inspections they will perform.


Personal Attention

While others may outsource tasks to the lowest bidder, we use only in-house engineering professionals.


Fast and Thorough

We work quickly but leave no stone unturned to ensure your interests are fully protected.

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Speak with one of our friendly and professional client representatives to discuss how we can quickly and effectively we can address your needs. Call us today at 1 (800) 595-7616. We are here to serve you!

Customized Solutions

Essel Environmental performs Property Condition Assessments (PCA) and Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) in-house and follow the ASTM E2018-08 standard. We also can customize a PCA to your specific concerns to ensure that all relevant concerns are addressed. Essel Environmental Engineering and Consulting can include any add-ons to an existing PCA. Speak with our client representative today to discuss your needs: 1 (800) 595-7616 or use our contact form.

The Essel Difference

Essel Environmental Engineering and Consulting brings a dedicated team of experts to each project to ensure you get the best information possible about your property or transaction.

Our Mission
Essel‘s mission is to become the primary choice for environmental risk management services by delivering a technically sound & cost effective product on time.
Our vision
Our vision is to create an organization that is valued part of our clients business process and one in which our employees will feel empowered by the difference they make.ience, we listen hard to understand your business and your needs.

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