Infrared Building Audits
Infrared Building Audits

Building Diagnostics Group conducts infrared building audits and inspection in cities across the United States. We will deliver the data you need to make important investment decisions.

Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm that was founded in 2002 and 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.

We have the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections that are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers and others, and we can handle any size project.

BDG is also used in litigation and insurance claims to either provide details as to the extent of the claim or provide bid specification for remedial actions. Many commercial and multi-family properties contract us to perform annual audits to proactively protect their investment.

Benefits of Infrared Audits

Knowing as much as possible about your property gives you the critical information you need to identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment. This makes infrared building audits an extremely cost-effective part of the decision-making process.

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

Whether hired directly or as part of an engineering team, BDG’s skilled professionals provide the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. Our specialties include:

Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and identifies potential hidden defects. Infrared imaging is useful for a variety of cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. Our exterior building surveys are extremely fast and cost-effective. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.

Interior building inspections: Infrared thermography is the very best method for documenting a water loss or water intrusion event.  With our expertise and use of high resolution infrared cameras, BDG can quickly pinpoint the exact location of interior water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants.

Roof inspections: BDG’s aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal for determining active roof leaks and can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods. We perform this thermal imaging service just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can evaluate millions of square feet in a single visit, or 300,000 SF via the conventional walk-over method.

Energy audits: Infrared thermography provides a unique opportunity to assess the energy efficiency of the residential and commercial structures and HVAC systems. BDG performs energy audits that will identify heat loss and improper/inadequate insulation installation. Many residential and commercial builders are now using thermography to achieve HERS ratings on new homes and buildings.

When you need complete and accurate infrared building audits, look no further than Building Diagnostics Group. We provide tremendous cost-saving services. Contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your requirements and receive a free quote.