Structural Investigations using Thermal Imaging

We have been commissioned by other construction professionals or building owners to use thermal imaging to assist with non-intrusive structural investigations.

Our clients are typically structural engineers or architects who require additional information about a building with minimum destructive work.  The affected buildings are in many cases historic or listed so that minimising damage is at a premium although this type of thermographic survey can be conducted on many ages and types of construction.

Structural Investigation Using Thermography

Of course using thermography for structural leak detection is reasonably well known, but using thermal imaging to look for de-bonding of areas of the building such as ceilings or render is not so common. We can also provide information on the physical location of structural elements and systems within buildings. If the systems are actively heated this can be relatively straightforward, but using our engineering background we can design environments to allow us to excite other building areas of interest and visualise hidden or degraded parts.  Every case is different so please call us to discuss how we may be able to help. If it can be done, we can probably do it but if not, we will explain why not.