Utilizing proven aerial techniques and state of the art thermography equipment, Building Diagnostics Group conducts property surveys and inspections that can quickly identify hidden damage and provide you with an independent analysis of a building’s structural integrity.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Our expertise in aerial infrared thermography, infrared building science and water testing procedures are indispensable tools for architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Mold Inspector, an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
About Aerial Infrared Thermography
Infrared radiation is emitted by all objects, and the amount of radiation increases with temperature. Thermographic cameras detect this radiation in a manner similar to the way an ordinary camera detects visible light. The radiation is converted into visible high-resolution images that make it possible to “see” variations in temperature with or without visible illumination.
Originally developed for military use, thermal imaging cameras have become an invaluable tool in a wide variety of industries. Firefighters use aerial thermal imaging to see through smoke, locate fire hotspots, and conduct search and rescue operations. Police departments use the technology for surveillance, to investigate crime scenes, and to locate and apprehend suspects.
BDG’s highly trained team of professionals includes FAA Authorized Commercial Drone Remote Pilots and a current inventory of DJI Inspire and Matrice drones specially equipped with high-resolution FLIR camera systems. The aircraft feature a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera that is capable of producing high-resolution images and video.
While most thermographers use cameras with resolutions of at least 320×240 (76,800 pixels), BDG uses only high-resolution imagery systems that produce at least 640×480 lines of resolution (307,200 pixels), and with our advanced system, the T1020, 1024×768 lines of resolution (786,432 pixels). We are also skilled in proper image capture, data interpretation, and have extensive construction knowledge.
Aerial Surveys and Inspections
The BDG team includes Certified Thermographers, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and other engineering/architectural specialists that enable us to provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
The applications for aerial thermography are endless and include:
- Aerial commercial roof inspections
- Aerial building façade surveys
- Aerial solar panel field surveys
- Aerial tower and structure inspections
- Aerial construction site monitoring
- Aerial 3D construction modeling
- Transmission line inspections
- Agricultural mapping and surveys
- Topographic surveys
- Building energy performance surveys
- Quality control and materials monitoring
- Safety and security surveillance
- Marketing and promotion
Once your survey or inspection is completed, we will review and analyze the data and digital images we collected and compile an in-depth project report along with visual documentation of the property, including digital photographs.
Building Diagnostics Group has the expertise to perform a wide range of aerial property surveys and inspections, regionally and nationwide, and can handle any size project. Please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your requirements.