Building Diagnostics Group conducts water testing and building investigations in Boston, Massachusetts, and across the nation, providing the most comprehensive non-destructive infrared building investigations available today.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Our highly trained team of professionals has the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
What is Infrared Thermography?
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 there is a temperature difference between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that can instantly detect whether water has penetrated a building envelope.
BDG provides the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. We use only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilize several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in a building envelope, providing quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places. Inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
Unlike many commercial building inspection techniques, infrared imaging is completely non-invasive, which means there is no risk of damaging any aspect of the property and minimal disruption.
Infrared inspections provide advance warning of potential problems and system failures. They also help:
- Improve energy efficiency
- Reduce safety incidents caused by unexpected system failures
- Prevent lost production time
- Reduce operating costs
- Enhance predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
Infrared inspections are ideal during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions and can be invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others. Many property owners contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments.
BDG has performed services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 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.
Let Building Diagnostics Group put our infrared building inspections to work for you in Boston, Massachusetts, or elsewhere in the U.S. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to learn more about our invaluable services.