Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in infrared thermography and the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings.
BDG is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and offers extensive expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. He is also a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. Robert is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Mold Inspector, an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
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.
Due Diligence Inspections
During due diligence inspections, BDG inspects every facet of the property, from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. If you are a prospective buyer, the main benefit of such an inspection is that it will give you a thorough understanding of the condition of the property and allows you to make informed decisions during a potential acquisition. This is arguably the most crucial part of the due diligence process. With such a significant potential investment on the line, due diligence is not where you want to cut corners.
Exterior Building Inspections
BDG can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components. We have the ability to identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) to siding. 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 is often the first to identify signs of larger, potentially very costly, problems.
Aerial Roof Inspections
BDG’s aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal for determining active roof leaks and can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods. This thermal imaging service is performed just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can detect otherwise unobservable areas of water damage without requiring roof access or causing disruption to the occupants of the building.
As infrared thermography consultants, Building Diagnostics Group is your best choice for thermal inspections. We have the credentials and expertise to meet your needs. Please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your needs and receive a free quote.