When you need a Property Condition Assessment in Des Moines, Iowa, or a different type of commercial building inspection, Building Diagnostics Group can help.
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.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience who is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics. He is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He and his highly skilled team of specialists provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
About Infrared Inspection
Infrared thermography (IR) employs specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. It can easily detect water penetrating a building envelope and is the only diagnostic tool that enables you to instantly identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, and other energy losses.
BDG is an expert in multi-family and commercial building facade evaluations. With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, we can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades.
We identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, and are often the first to identify signs of a potentially larger problem because water intrusion from the building exterior can take years to show up on the interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
BDG has performed inspection services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties in excess of 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.
What to Expect from a Property Condition Assessment
A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is an inspection of an asset that identifies any physical defects and deferred maintenance issues that could potentially affect its value.
The 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.
For each deficiency found, clients receive a report that fully describes the concerns or defects found during the inspection along with photo documentation. Inspection reports can be customized to meet a client’s requirements based on how the report will be used and its intended audience.
Why Choose Building Diagnostics Group?
- 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
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- Cell fill evaluations
- Commercial roof surveys
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Services provided across the United States
For more information about a property condition assessment on your multi-family or commercial property in Des Moines, Iowa, or to enlist the services of Building Diagnostics Group, get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 and provide us with details about your project.