Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared inspections in Alexandria, VA and around the nation that deliver the data you need to make important investment decisions.
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.
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 inspections to proactively protect their investment.
About Infrared Inspection
Traditional building inspection techniques involve drilling holes in walls, removing whole sections of walls to install inspection ports, and other time-consuming and invasive techniques. With infrared technology, there is no need for these destructive testing methods.
Infrared inspection (or thermography) is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique that can “see” and “measure” the thermal energy emitted by objects that is undetectable by the human eye.
Thermography provides a means to view systems (electrical, mechanical, building envelopes) under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and other energy losses.
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in the components of a building envelope, such as the roof (which is intended as a weather-tight skin), windows (which should allow sunlight in but keep rain out), walls (which should create a rain and heat/cold shield), the foundation (which is intended to keep water and frost out), and other hidden places.
With several high-resolution infrared cameras, each designed for a specific use, and a highly trained team of professionals including FAA Authorized Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots, Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and other engineering/architectural specialists, BDG provides the most comprehensive non-destructive infrared inspections available today.
Why Choose Us?
- We make the invisible visible
- No job is too large
- Skilled team of ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, and Certified Mold Inspectors
- High-resolution FLIR thermography equipment
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- Energy audits
- Interior and exterior building inspections
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- Commercial roof surveys
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Services provided across the United States
To learn more about Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared building inspections in Alexandria, VA, or elsewhere in the nation, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss the details of your project.