Services

Service Areas

Our home service area includes most of the Southeastern United States for all of our service offerings. We currently work with several clients on a nationwide basis for Construction Loan Monitoring and Plan & Cost Reviews.

We've successfully completed projects in 33 states from Oregon to Florida and from New York to Arizona.


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Property Condition Assessments

While our standard report goes beyond the basic requirement of the ASTM or Standard and Poors criteria, we will develop a work scope that addresses the client specific needs. Many larger clients impose their own criteria and DDA is happy to comply with these specific requirements by adapting the work scope.
The scope of the PCA is designed to address the unique concerns of the client in regard to each property. A visual examination is performed on each property component as a part of our standard report:

Site
Exterior
Interior
Roof
Foundation
HVAC
Plumbing
Electrical
Fire Protection Systems
Other Building Systems (elevator, etc.)
Life Safety
Parking
ADA

When specific areas of concern or deferred maintenance are noted in an assessment, they are broken down in three categories in the report: issues that need immediate attention, short term issues, and long term issues. Associated cost to complete or cost to repair are also listed with the table provided in the report.

Plan & Cost Reviews

DDA reviews the drawings, specifications, schedule of values (hard costs) and other provided documentation in accordance with the Lender's specifications and prepares a detailed written report summarizing findings. Hard costs are broken down and compared to the cost of similar projects in the area. Costs are routinely adjusted and compared using recognized standards such as the Engineering News Record and R. S. Means. Our Staff and Associates have performed thousands of Plan and Cost Reviews for Lenders' projects throughout the counrty.

Periodic Progress Reports (Draw Inspections)

As construction proceeds, DDA will perform periodic site visits to assess the value of work in place against the funding requested by the Contractor. Upon receipt of a draw request, DDA will promptly dispatch Staff or an Associate to complete the field work. DDA will summarize its findings immediately following the site visit and follow-up with a written report within two weeks. In addition to our funding advice and project status information, our detailed reports will include captioned photos and any supporting documentation.

With DDA's operations located in Tallahassee, FL, DDA is strategically positioned to locally support the Lenders' construction projects throughout the Florida panhandle, North and Central Florida, Southern Georgia and Southern Alabama. However, many of our clients have found our services so valuable, they have asked us to support their projects outside our local service area.

DDA maintains a nation-wide network of Associate Engineering firms who perform the field work and supply input to DDA for completion of the final report. You can rely upon DDA to oversee relationships with these Associates to provide the same level of quality service. As many of our associates are local to the subject property, we are able to provide a high quality work product with minimal cost to the client. We strive to offer competitively priced periodic site inspections anywhere in the country.

 

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