Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared building inspections, aerial thermography, water penetration testing, and other services to clients in Arlington, TX and across the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in Atlanta in 2002, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
The team’s proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures, as well as thermal infrared aerial imagery, are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
BDG’s wide range of services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Aerial infrared solar panel inspections
- Aerial tower and structure inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
- Construction site monitoring
About Infrared Inspection
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized equipment to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye.
IR can easily detect water penetrating a building envelope and is the only diagnostic tool that enables you to instantly identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, and other energy losses.
BDG employs only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilizes several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
We are experts in multi-family and commercial building facade evaluations. With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, we can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades.
We identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, and are often the first to identify signs of a potentially larger problem because water intrusion from the building exterior can take years to show up on the interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
BDG has performed inspection services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties in excess of 50 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
Building Diagnostics Group has the knowledge and ability to perform infrared inspections locally, regionally and nationwide, and can handle any size project. Let us put our services to work for you in Arlington, TX or anywhere else in the U.S. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to explore our services.