Building Diagnostics Group performs non-destructive infrared building inspections for multi-family and commercial real estate in St. Petersburg, FL, and nationwide.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm, founded in 2002, that specializes in infrared building science, aerial thermography, and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most roof and building failures.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography is a fast and cost-effective method of detecting moisture intrusion, missing insulation, energy waste, electrical problems, and structural building defects that are virtually impossible for the human eye to detect.
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, due to 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.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, our highly trained team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Unlike many commercial building inspection techniques, infrared inspections are completely non-invasive, which means there is no risk of damaging any aspect of the property and minimal disruption.
Other benefits include:
- Advance warning of a potential problems and system failures
- Prevent lost production time
- Increase energy efficiency
- Reduce safety incidents caused by unexpected system failures
- Reduce operating costs
- Ideal for predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
Our Comprehensive Services
BDG offers services in several different roles. We often work with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition. We are typically the first to inspect the exterior of a property, providing insight about the overall condition and the need, if any, for additional services to complete the due diligence evaluation.
Many commercial and multi-family properties contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments. We are also used in conjunction with litigation and insurance claims to either provide details as to the extent of the claim or provide bid specification for remedial actions.
Our wide range of services includes (but is not limited to):
Commercial roof surveys –BDG’s inspections are fast and affordable and provide a clear picture of active roof leaks and damaged areas. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet by utilizing our aerial sUAS service.
Exterior building inspections – We 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.
Electrical inspections – Infrared thermography allows for rapid identification of electrical problems before they fail, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more expensive to repair.
Building Diagnostics Group will help you protect your investment by providing you with high-quality and customer-focused infrared inspections in St. Petersburg, FL. We are also available for nationwide travel to your site in other areas of the U.S. Please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your needs.