Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible. We perform high-quality infrared building inspections in Dulles, VA, and across the nation that provides clients with the data they need to make important investment decisions.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Our team has performed inspection services on hundreds of properties and inspected in excess of 50 million square feet. In 2018 alone, we inspected 92 properties in 19 states (41 cities) that totaled more than 26 million square feet. Our inspections have identified hidden building defects that have resulted in millions of dollars of underlying structural repairs.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) is the science of infrared imaging. Infrared radiation is emitted by all objects, and the amount of radiation increases with temperature. Thermographic cameras detect this radiation somewhat like an ordinary camera detects visible light. The radiation is converted into visible high-resolution images that enable you to “see” variations in temperature with or without visible illumination.
BDG’s infrared inspection services include exterior building inspections, interior building inspections, commercial roof surveys, cell fill (CMU) evaluations, EIFS inspections, electrical inspections, energy audits, and more.
Other services include:
Aerial Roof Inspections: Aerial drone roof inspections are an excellent way to detect active roof leaks. They are faster and less expensive than conventional roof inspections. The BDG team can quickly evaluate millions of square feet and provide visual images of water saturation without roof access or disruption of building occupants.
Building Energy Performance Surveys: Aerial infrared thermography inspections are quickly becoming a powerful tool for evaluating heat loss in a large building. The data is used for effective quality control, asset management, insurance investigations, and project documentation. BDG can perform a building energy survey that will identify heat loss and improper / inadequate insulation installation.
Aerial Construction Photography: Construction projects can be complicated, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. Aerial construction photography enables you to quickly document the overall progress on a construction site in real-time and identify any parts of the project that may be going off-track. UAVs have the ability to perform inspections in dangerous areas without putting anyone at risk and can help you monitor multiple job sites without having to shuttle from one site to another.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in a building envelope. This enables us to provide quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss, and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places, and to reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises. The benefits include:
- Fast, accurate detection of energy loss, moisture, and electrical issues
- More accurate inspection results
- Advance warning of system failures or other potential problems
- Non-destructive and non-invasive
- Minimal disturbance of building occupants
- No facility shutdown required
- Ideal for predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
- Cost savings
If you require infrared inspections from Building Diagnostics Group in Dulles, VA, or are interested in other services that are not described here, please call us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to tell us about your project.