We specialize in evaluating the physical condition of a building to determine deficiencies and related repairs & costs for which a seller, buyer or existing building owner can make informed decisions as to how to proceed in a sale, purchase, maintenance or capital expenditures on a specific piece of real estate.


Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is a systematic review process to identify and communicate physical deficiencies to a user, primarily used during the selling or purchasing of a real estate and establishing capital needs.


ASBLT D3's Property Condition Assessment teams consist of professionals practicing architecture, engineering, construction & property management. Construction litigation & building forensics are also areas of experience by team members. The team is well equipped with a thermal imaging camera & metering equipment.

Real Estate Sale or Purchase

  • Inform sellers & buyers on property conditions
  • Assist in establishing a fair market price
  • Strengthen disclosure statements with independent evaluation to minimize post sale litigation
  • Establish capital improvements & repair costs
  • Speed-up closings
  • Management of Real Estate

  • Inform owners & property managers on current property conditions of a building
  • Creates baseline pro-forma data for future building maintenance procedures & repair requirements and costs
  • Building Forensics

  • Use scientific methods to evaluate the cause & extenet of failures of a building's components &/or operations
  • Focus on problems due to: construction defects; building envelope failures; improper maintenance; humidity problems; moisture instrusion; HVAC & plumbing failures; inadequate ventilation; and natural disasters.
  • Provide remedial solutions, estimated cost of repairs & expert witness testimony to indentified problem(s).
  • Meet Our Team!

    We listen, we discuss, we advise and develop. We love to learn and use the latest technologies.

    Rick Engebretson


    Rick is the President of R.L. Engebretson and has a wide range of architectural experience across a number of fields, including real estate, construction, and forensic architecture. Rick provides expertise at every stage of a project, from initial consultation and programming to construction administration.

    David Skarphol

    Certified Thermographer

    With 39 years of expertise in mechanical construction, as well as being a master plumber, Dave has tackled problems and created solutions in every conceivable scenario. He has a skill set that never seems to stop growing as he is now leading our thermal scanning forensic division.

    Visual Observation

    For our building forensic work visual observation is the first step in understanding and rooting out the owner perceived building problem(s). We review any drawings and written documentation of the construction to focus into possible areas of concern.

    Thermal Imaging

    During the visual observation tasks, we will utilize infrared imaging technology to provide a variety of thermographic views of the building systems.

    Destructive Testing

    Destructive testing is removing building materials/components to obtain visual confirmation of the problem and photo documentation to be used in solving, detailing and correcting the building problem.

    Forensic Evaluation Levels

    Depending on the size of the building forensic services can be as simple as a visual walk-through with a verbal report or as extensive as a full report with an in-depth solution(s) with repair cost estimate.

    We're Hiring!

    At ASBLTD3 we aim to create a positive working environment for our team, built on collaboration, teamwork, diverse ideas, and fun. We hire people who are ambitious, sharp, have a sense of humor, and who want to join a firm that puts a spotlight on clients above our own recognition.

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