Infrared inspections by Building Diagnostics Group have saved clients in Atlanta, Georgia and across the nation thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within their buildings, such as moisture within walls, insulation and other building material that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience in many different applications. Robert is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He has presented at building industry conferences and published white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) is the science of infrared imaging. It is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique used to “see” and “measure” the thermal energy emitted by objects that cannot be detected by the human eye.
Thermography provides a means for viewing building systems under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and other energy losses.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, the highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
- Fast, reliable, accurate detection of energy loss, moisture and electrical issues
- Advance warning of potential problems and system failures
- More accurate inspection results
- Non-invasive and non-destructive
- Minimal interference with building occupants
- No facility shutdown required
- Helps prevent unscheduled downtime
- Ideal for predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
- Cost savings
With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, BDG can quickly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades. This provides the owner or buyer with an accurate understanding of the building’s structural integrity in order to make informed decisions.
After inspection, the BDG thermographer interprets the infrared data and provides clients with a comprehensive report. High-resolution digital images can be provided in a traditional PDF report format that outlines concerns found during the inspection and recommendations for proper repairs. They can also be uploaded to our cloud reporting platform to produce a large format stitched image or a 3D model that can easily be annotated, measured, and shared.
Infrared building inspections by Building Diagnostics Group can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most commercial and multi-family building facades. For more information, call us at (404) 946-9939 or contact us online to discuss your requirements.