Building Diagnostics Group has the experience and expertise to perform your Property Condition Assessment in Houston, Texas following the ASTM E2018-15 standards and can customize inspections and testing based on a wide range of other ASTM and AAMA standards.
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.
Property Condition Assessments & Commercial Building Inspections
The purpose of a baseline Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is to help commercial property owners, sellers, investors, lenders, and other stakeholders gain a better understanding of a subject property by revealing design or construction problems, including structural issues, code violations, poor quality or workmanship, and inadequate systems.
During an assessment, 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 areas of deferred maintenance found during the inspection, with photo documentation and an estimate of repair costs.
During the inspection, the skilled BDG team performs field-testing procedures relative to evaluating the performance of installed windows, doors, storefront, 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.
BDG offers services in several different roles. We often work with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition and provide insight as to the overall condition of the building and the need, if any, for additional services.
Many commercial and multi-family properties contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments. And clients often use our services in conjunction with litigation and insurance claims to either provide details as to the extent of the claim or provide bid specification for remedial actions.
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+ multi-family 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 rather than weeks and can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
When you need a Property Condition Assessment in Houston, Texas, consider Building Diagnostics Group for thorough and accurate infrared inspections. Give us a call at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online. We provide services throughout the United States from our headquarters in Atlanta, GA.