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Tis the Season to Go Green!

Happy Holidays from CSI! Thank you for another productive year!  CSI’s inspectors traveled throughout the country this year, performing engineering and environmental inspections from Alaska to Florida and almost everywhere in between (47 states, to be exact!) We have seen a number of new trends in 2016, including an increase in requests for Green Reports.  …


CSI is a No Sub Zone!

Unlike most of the national engineering and environmental firms, CSI’s business model relies on full time CSI employees as field inspectors, not per – job outside contractors.  This significant difference allows CSI to provide dependable, responsive and consistent service.  Our structure also allows our in house team to answer questions and update reports promptly, usually …


Fannie Mae continues to fine tune PNA requirements

CSI to the PNA Rescue!   Fannie Mae continues to fine tune the revised Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) requirements issued in October. Several significant changes were introduced in Version 1.1 of the PNA Instructions (released 1/24/14), including changes to the number of units to be walked, modifications to the guidance related to problematic materials and …


Fannie Mae Issues New Physical Needs Assessment Guidelines

Fannie Mae recently issued new guidelines for Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) reports. The guidelines, effective February 3, 2014, are intended to establish minimum standards, standardize the report format, and improve assessment quality. The new guidelines include several new forms that will be included in all PNA reports. For the convenience of our Fannie Mae lender …