A multifamily residential inspection and assessment by Building Diagnostics Group involves major systems and deferred maintenance issues. We provide insight as to the overall condition of the building and the need, if any, for remediation and repair.
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.
Our skilled team of professionals exclusively uses infrared camera equipment from FLIR, the world’s leader in infrared technology. This high-resolution specialty thermography equipment has made us one of the nation’s leaders in building science thermography.
Whether you are a multifamily building owner, seller, investor, lender or other stakeholder, Building Diagnostics Group provides the inspections and reports you need for optimal decision-making.
The President of BDG, Robert Scherer, has nearly three decades of residential and commercial construction experience and is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Mold Inspector, an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
BDG has performed services on 300+ multifamily and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 60 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
We are capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days instead of weeks and can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Our Inspection Specialties
During an assessment, a BDG inspector visits the site and spends several hours or days doing a walk-through of the property and inspecting the building envelope, structural systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing and more.
We perform field-testing procedures relative to evaluating the performance of installed windows, doors, curtain walls, sloped glazing systems, skylights, ribbon windows, and exterior building facades for quality assurance and diagnostic services to determine the cause of any water intrusions.
In addition to exterior inspections, infrared thermography is a powerful investigative tool in other applications, such as:
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
Clients receive a detailed written report that fully describes any concerns or defects found during our inspections, as well as photo documentation. Inspection reports can be customized to meet your requirements based on how the report will be used and its intended audience.
Enlist the services of Building Diagnostics Group for multifamily residential inspection and assessment by calling us at (888) 317-4568 and providing us with details about your project. We are available for nationwide travel to your site.