About Building Diagnostic Group (BDG)

Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm specializing in the prevention, investigation and resolution of water intrusions. We perform these services nationwide on multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. We routinely perform these services for many Fortune 100 companies.

The word “GROUP” in our name is our commitment that we can meet the needs of your project. We have working relationships with many qualified individuals throughout the United States. From Certified Thermographers to Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) for indoor air quality investigations to many different disciplines of engineering/architectural services, we have the experience and knowledge to handle any size project.

BDG uses only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment. Utilizing several different camera systems, each for a specific uses and calibrated for specific targets. Robert Scherer, President of BDG has used thermography for over 12 years and in many different applications. He has presented at several building industry conferences and published multiple white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.

Our expertise is in multi-family and commercial building facade evaluations. Using our proven inspection techniques, along with high-resolution infrared thermography we can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades. This service provides the owner or purchaser with an accurate understanding of the buildings structural integrity so informed decisions can be made. BDG has performed services on more than 300+ multi-family and commercial properties in excess of over 50 million-square feet inspected over the last 12 years. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.

BDG also provides second and third party water penetration and air infiltration field-testing services. We perform complete ASTM and AAMA testing procedures for new construction quality assurance field-testing as well as forensic water intrusion diagnostic services. Our calibrated spray-rack equipment simulates actual rainfall and allows us to recreate reported water intrusions so the exact intrusion point can be identified for accurate repairs. All of our testing equipment conforms to industry standards that provide accurate test results.