Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared building inspections in Fort Lauderdale, FL and across the nation that provide the data you need to make important investment decisions.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience who is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics. He is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector.
BDG’s highly skilled team of professionals includes Certified Level III Thermographers, FAA Authorized Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and other engineering/architectural specialists who provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography (IR) is the use of specialized equipment (infrared cameras, also known as thermal imaging devices) 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.
Thermography is a proven cost-effective tool in maintaining the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems because nearly everything that uses or transmits power overheats before it fails. Also, because of the temperature differences between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that instantly detects whether water has penetrated a building envelope.
BDG’s Thermal Inspection Services
Our infrared inspection services include, but are not limited to:
- 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 and effectively identify potential hidden defects.
- Interior building inspections – With our extensive knowledge and use of high-resolution infrared cameras, we can quickly pinpoint the exact location of water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants.
- Commercial roof surveys – Infrared roof inspections are a non-contact and non-destructive testing method of finding active roof leaks before they break through and drip down a wall or onto a floor below. Our inspections are fast, affordable, and provide a clear picture of damaged areas.
- Energy audits – Infrared thermography can identify and address areas where heat loss and moisture intrusion are negatively impacting building performance. Our energy audits are the fastest and most effective non-destructive method of assessing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial structures and HVAC systems.
Building Diagnostics Group conducts infrared building inspections in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and across the nation. To learn more or to receive a quote, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.