Building Diagnostics Group performs aerial infrared building inspections and other services in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the nation and has the ability to handle any size project.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with unparalleled expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures that enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Our highly trained team of professionals uses only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment with several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
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.
Professional Aerial Inspection Services
BDG offers a wide range of aerial inspection services, including (but not limited to):
Commercial Roof Inspections
Aerial thermal infrared commercial roof inspections are the most effective method of detecting active roof leaks and are significantly faster and less expensive than conventional roof inspections. The BDG team can quickly evaluate millions of square feet and provide visual images of water saturation without roof access or disruption of building occupants.
Solar Panel Inspections
Regular inspections of solar panels are important for efficient power generation, long service life, and high returns on investment. In comparison to manual site inspections that require extensive time and resources, one drone flight can map the site quickly and with unparalleled accuracy. BDG performs aerial thermal solar panel inspections, from new installations to annual inspections.
Aerial Tower & Structure Inspections
Tower climbing is a dangerous job. The use of small, easily maneuverable drones that can see virtually every angle of a structure is a safe, efficient and cost-effective method of assessing visible deficiencies, documenting the condition of the existing coating, determining hardware failures, and providing general overall tower conditions. BDG provides high-resolution digital photography and aerial infrared tower and structure inspections to help maintain, build, or modify water tower structures, cell towers, and other elevated structures.
Aerial Construction Site Monitoring
Building and construction site aerial drone inspections can be a simple, one-time aerial image or multiple images over a specific period. Aerial site data is collected at predetermined intervals or during specific project milestones. The data capture requires no direct interaction with the site and allows work to continue undisturbed.
BDG’s noninvasive services are the most cost-effective way to detect building envelope problems, moisture infiltration, and energy issues that are not otherwise visible. Upon completion of each inspection, we deliver a comprehensive narrative report of our findings with deficiencies identified, photos of the deficiencies to provide visual evidence of the building’s condition that can be viewed in digital or hard-copy format, and recommendations for replacement and repair.
To learn more about Building Diagnostics Group’s aerial infrared inspection services in Atlanta, or elsewhere in the U.S., please get in touch with us at (404) 946-9939 to discuss your requirements, or contact us online.