Founded in Atlanta in 2002, Building Diagnostics Group specializes in infrared inspections of commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family buildings. Our expertise in building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the origin and cause of most building failures. We can handle any size project.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is an industry leader in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President, 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.
As a multifaceted consulting firm, BDG performs infrared inspection services, aerial thermography, water penetration testing, and a wide range of other services to clients throughout the nation.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) employs specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. It 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 can identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, and is 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 inside, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
We have 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.
Our team is capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days rather than weeks. For example, we can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Why Choose Building Diagnostics Group?
- Nationwide services
- New installations and annual inspections
- No job too large
- Experienced certified thermographers
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- More than 50 million square feet inspected
- FAA-authorized for nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29
- Cloud reporting platform
- We make the invisible visible
For fast, reliable infrared inspection from the air, BDG’s team of FAA Authorized Commercial Drone Remote Pilots utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are specially equipped with FLIR SYSTEMS’ Zenmuse XT 640×512 radiometric infrared camera systems and capable of producing high-resolution images and video. FLIR is the world’s leader in infrared technology.
Whether you are a property owner, property or facilities manager, or real estate investor, Building Diagnostics Group has the credentials and experience to perform comprehensive commercial building inspections in Atlanta, Georgia and nationwide. Call us at (404) 946-9939 to learn more.