UAV drone thermal inspection services from Building Diagnostics Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, will provide you with a safer, faster and more cost-effective way of assessing potential moisture infiltration, thermal anomalies and energy deficiencies in your roof and other building systems.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
About Our Equipment
Commercial drones — also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – make it possible to efficiently inspect roofs, building enclosures, and other elevated structures under construction or in need of repair, all from the comfort and safety of the ground. The aerial data gathered is used for effective quality control, asset management, investigations, and project documentation.
Utilizing drones for aerial imaging enables BDG to thoroughly inspect building facades, roofs, solar panels, cell phone towers, water towers, wind turbines, power lines, and many other objects while maintaining a safe distance from the target.
Our inventory includes four commercial FLIR-equipped DJI Inspire and Matrice drones mounted with high-resolution infrared camera systems that can detect building defects that are not visible to the naked eye, identifying potential problems that could cost thousands of dollars to repair.
These drones are capable of producing high-resolution images and video and capturing application-specific data in detail that was never before possible. Our cameras are capable of detecting temperatures of less than ½ degree F, which allows us to detect even the slightest anomaly.
BDG is also FAA-authorized to perform nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29. The waiver allows us to perform aerial infrared roof inspections throughout the United States.
Our Aerial Inspection Services
Building Diagnostics Group offers a wide range of aerial thermal inspection services, including (but not limited to):
Aerial Infrared Roof Inspections: This service is performed just after sunset and works on the principle that wet areas on a roof retain heat longer than dry areas. As the roof’s surface cools after sunset, temperature differences can be easily detected using UAV aerial thermal imaging. In a typical due diligence/acquisition project, BDG finds moisture defects that allow clients to negotiate repairs or retain credits before closing, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.
Aerial Solar Panel Inspections: Regular inspections are important for efficient power generation, long service life, and high returns on investment. Performing aerial drone thermal inspections starting with new installation and followed by annual inspections will help extend the solar panels’ lifetime. BDG’s inspections are performed under normal operating conditions and do not require a shutdown.
Aerial Tower & Structure Inspections: BDG provides high-resolution digital photography and inspections to help maintain, build, or modify water tower structures, cell phone towers, wind turbines, and other elevated structures that are difficult or impossible to reach on foot. Complete documentation includes noting visible deficiencies, documenting the condition of the existing coating, determining hardware failures, and providing general overall tower conditions.
Building Diagnostics Group performs these and other UAV drone thermal inspection services throughout the United States. To receive a quote or additional information, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.