Regardless of building type, the building’s envelope comprising its roof and façade performs the function of keeping the building’s interior dry, temperature regulated and safe.
The building’s envelope is the first line of defence to the integrity of the asset. Inspection schedules will vary depending upon jurisdiction, it is generally recommended that visual inspection of a building’s envelope be performed at least annually or after extreme weather events.
A planned, frequent, efficient and safe aerial inspection program of roof or façade reduce both cost and risk over the lifecycle of the building. Deterioration that is identified early can be rectified early, at lower cost and before catastrophe.
Our Drone Roof & Building Envelope Inspection Services bring benefits to building inspectors and facilities managers in the following ways:
- Keep the building inspector’s feet firmly on the ground. This significantly reduces risk, improves safety and maintains corporate reputation.
- Undertaking a visual inspection of a building envelope that is quicker than with traditional methods, and is completed in an entirely non-contact manner. Costly scaffolding or risers are not required.
- Collecting data using both conventional and thermal imagery means that deterioration of materials; locations of thermal leakage, and sites of water infiltration can all be identified simultaneously.
- Delivering information directly to the technician’s desktop that is complete and all encompassing. Photographic and thermographic maps, together with interactive analytical reports are delivered for both roof and façade structures.
- Being the first sUAV operator in North America to be granted an exception by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly at night in the US, Industrial Skyworks can better provide indicators of thermal loss or other structural issues. Flying at night is the optimum time for thermal imagery to capture the release or transfer of heat accumulated by the building during the day. The result is an improved level of confidence in the analytics that the facilities manager relies upon.