Valuation Articles

Insurance Appraisal and Property Insurance Limit Risk

What is an insurance appraisal? Is there risk in inaccurate or outdated insurable values? evc’s Clayton Baumann, PE, CCP, ASA answers those questions and more in this article on the insurance appraisal process.

Valuation of Wind Farms: Just a Breeze?

Increasing environmental standards and public outlook has pushed the energy industry to develop a significant number of large-scale wind projects over the past 10 to 20 years. Many of the projects were made possible by federal and local tax incentives that are beginning to expire. It is important for appraisers to understand the process and methodologies for developing an appropriate market value for ad valorem tax purposes.

Scaling Laws: Uses and Misuses in Industrial Plant and Equipment Replacement Cost Estimates

evc’s Clayton Baumann, PE, CCP, ASA discusses how appraisers use scaling laws and the cost-to-capacity method to develop replacement costs for industrial facilities and equipment.

Previously published in The M&TS Journal (2nd Qtr 2017)

Cost-to-Capacity Method: Applications and Considerations

evc’s Clayton Baumann, PE, CCP, ASA explains why a fundamental understanding of the cost-to-capacity method and scale factors is necessary for all professionals involved in the development of cost estimates, specifically for valuing machinery and equipment.

Previously published in The M&TS Journal (1st Qtr 2014)

Valuation Of Cogeneration Plants: Things To Consider

evc’s Kevin Reilly, ASA and Clayton Baumann, PE, CCP, ASA discuss what to consider when valuing a cogeneration plant and how to use the three approaches to value to arrive at a reliable conclusion of value.

Previously published in The M&TS Journal (Winter 2013)

A Market Perspective: Identifying, Quantifying, and Applying Economic Obsolescence

evc’s Kevin Reilly, ASA explores the many potential methodologies and procedures to quantify an apply economic obsolescence in a valuation setting.

Previously published in The M&TS Journal (Spring 2012)