Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared building inspections in Lafayette, LA and across the nation that provide the data you need to make important investment decisions.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in 2002, is an industry leader in infrared testing services and the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
When you enlist our services, you will benefit from a team of highly trained professionals, including ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, Certified Mold Inspectors and other engineering/architectural specialists. Our skills and training allow us to provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Our team has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results. Failures during quality assurance (new construction) testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line.
About Our Inspection 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. And many commercial and multi-family properties contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments.
Our wide range of services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
- Construction site monitoring
We provide clients with 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.
BDG has performed inspection services on 300+ multi-family properties and apartment buildings in excess of 50 million square feet and identified significant hidden building defects that resulted in millions of dollars in underlying structural repairs.
If you are concerned about how much time an in-depth inspection might take, BDG is able to perform thorough and accurate surveys on large properties in days, not weeks. For example, we can evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
As a multifaceted consulting firm, Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared inspections, aerial thermography, water penetration inspections, and other services to clients in Lafayette, LA and throughout the nation. Call us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss the details of your project.