“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Adaptability Canada is one of the few national firms capable of scaling to meet the requirements for the assessment of large national real estate portfolios. Our assessment methodology and proprietary software delivers an options-based set of reports and data that deliver findings, insights, recommendations and cost estimates at the property and portfolio level.
In the end, our assessments are about discovery. Discovering what we do not know and discovering what we have known all along but have not addressed. Only then can positive change begin. Our goal is to help our clients make the move towards accessible and inclusive environments in a manageable, streamlined, and cost-effective way.
A Property Assessment includes the following:
Property Assessment Report
Designed to arm planners with a comprehensive set of insights and recommendations, this highly detailed, image intense assessment delivers all safety, compliance, and service-related improvements on a specific property. This information is backed by an expansive data set including measurements, 100s/1000s of images/photos, field notes, and audio/video files.
Designed for quick reference by project coordinators and building management, this excel-based document provides a prioritized list of line items from the Property Assessment Report complete with “D” class cost estimates. (For more detailed cost planning, see Capital Planning under ‘Consulting and Design’ on the navigation menu).
Project Summary Report
This is a summary of improvements to be made assembled into projects complete with marked up imagery and project cost/timeline estimates. The purpose of this document is to logically divide up the work to be done to make it manageable based on an organization’s timeline, capabilities, and budget.
These custom reports cover the key elements or features of a portfolio across, potentially, hundreds of properties. The elements include things such as washrooms, signage/wayfinding, ingress/egress, or any physical barriers to access. These reports arm an organization’s capital planning team with information and insight to organize and deliver accessibility improvement projects along both horizontal (i.e. install automatic doors across all buildings) and vertical (i.e. fix all deficiencies in building A or building B) dimensions. Additionally, these reports assist the organization in seeing opportunities to achieve cost efficiency in the purchase of materials, products, and labour with their suppliers (i.e. bulk purchase of products to fix common deficiencies).