Property Condition Assessment companies, such as Building Diagnostics Group, perform inspections of multi-family and commercial buildings to identify physical defects and deferred maintenance issues that could potentially affect their value.
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.
Thermography provides a means for viewing building systems under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and other energy losses.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest-quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, the highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Infrared inspections by BDG have saved clients thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within their buildings, such as moisture within walls, insulation, and other building materials that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems.
What Are the Benefits of a PCA?
Property Condition Assessment of commercial buildings can help investors, sellers, lenders, and other stakeholders:
- Make informed purchasing decisions
- Fully assess risks associated with the property
- Reveal design or construction problems, including structural issues, code violations, poor quality or workmanship, and inadequate systems
- Negotiate a more favorable price when major deficiencies are uncovered
- Obtain concessions from the seller
- Estimate the cost of repairs and replacements
- Refine future cash flow projections
- Reduce the building’s overall energy consumption
- Mitigate exposure to future liability
- Reduce insurance premium costs
Choose Highly Qualified Inspectors
Most commercial properties are more complex and have more systems and features than residential properties. Consequently, it’s important to hire a company with extensive experience in the construction, maintenance and inspection of commercial buildings.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience in many different applications. Robert is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He has presented at building industry conferences and published white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.
BDG often works 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.
The team 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.
As you evaluate Property Condition Assessment companies, consider Building Diagnostics Group for thorough and accurate infrared inspections. Give us a call at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to find out how we can help detect structural integrity, moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and energy losses in your multi-family and commercial buildings.