Bend Oregon Commercial Building Testing Services

Building Analyst Group firm specializing in building envelope systems including design, forensics, construction administration, and quality assurance services, like testing. 


Testing can be used as a tool to verify compliance with construction documents and manufacturers’ published performance. For unproven or untested assemblies, prefabricated items (panels, windows, and curtain walls), and integration with discrete building systems, it reveals short or long term weaknesses in construction or fabrication. Testing and verification, when used in conjunction with proper design and observations, can be invaluable and pays for itself many times over.


 

Building Analyst Group Inc assists building owners, architects, contractors, and the construction industry with making buildings perform better. We have a holistic approach to building performance by improving building longevity, mitigating risk of defects, and lowering operational expenses with sound building sciences. Our staff specializes in building envelope systems, roofing, waterproofing, building forensics, mechanical systems, and testing.

What type of testing we do

  • HVAC equipment & ventilation

  • HVAC air balancing

  • This could range from hot or cold areas of the building or offices.

  • Restaurant Equipment

  • VOC’s air quality

  • Refrigeration systems

  • Gas fired equipment, efficiency, CO, CO2

  • Flue drafts

  • Electrical, wiring, amperage, voltage

  • Odors

  • Moisture, humidity

  • Building pressures

  • Water intrusion

  • Energy audits

  • Humidity & Temperature Long Term Data Collecting

Air Infiltration

Building of all shapes and sizes are subjected to wind loads. Depending on the geographic location of these buildings, design wind loads can vary significantly. Load imposed by winds can result in air leakage around the buildings various fenestration products. 

Air leakage is determined by monitoring a high precision “Manometer”  while maintaining the test specimen at a constant air pressure differential. With
positive or negative mass air flow, our technicians are capable of determining the overall performance of the Fenestration product. 

Allow us to help you reduce potential risk or future fenestration problems by evaluating your proposed fenestration products. Building Analyst Group has the capabilities to perform and
complete this testing in the field.

 

  Monitoring a buildings infrastructure of energy usage details a story of when, what & how efficient your structure really is. Also what improvements can be done. By taking scientific measurements we can understand HVAC air flow, static pressures, temperatures then make adjustments.Our data loggers are used to record temperatures and humidity for long periods of time. We utilize pressure manometers to analyze positive and negative pressures for offices or the whole building envelope. This is done in conjunction with exhaust fans on and HVAC on. At the same time we will test with make up air fans on and off. 

Building Analyst Group Inc, can help building property owners identify and design a more energy efficient place to work.

Each building has it’s set of problems. Air quality, high energy bills, structural issues, air infiltration.


We will supplement your reserve study with a major component analysis – HVAC, plumbing, roofing, waterproofing, and other building envelope systems.  

Our focus is to provide a unique testing service to help identify building related issues.

In our toolbox we provide a wide variety of testing instruments and meters to help guide us in determining the issue.

Building Testing

 Visual inspections are just the basics of finding out the building condition. A more in depth inspection that only a few companies conduct will determine the health of your building.

Air quality, mechanical motors, ventilation, HVAC, gas fired equipment, volatile organic chemicals, electrical usage, water usage. All of these items combined detate the health & safety of you, your employees and your building.

Whether it’s to lower your energy bills, create longevity of your buildings structure and implement a safe healthy building. We can do that for you!

Each month, utility bills arrive for your commercial building.  What you might not know is that these bills hold a lot more information about your building than you might think. They are your first clue that something could be wrong with your building. 

. It seems like a lot to be done, and might not seem as urgent as other items on your to-do list. But the importance of understanding  and shortcomings. The core function of a building is to keep the people inside of it comfortable health & safety. Without this, your building is not likely to be a place businesses or workers want to be, and in the long-term, creates costly repairs that could have been prevented. Happier and healthier tenants are less likely to leave a building, meaning less tenant turnover for you.

THE RIGHT TESTING

There is a big difference between building testing and inspections. Often testing does get to the core of the problem. A full building test looks at the unique challenges of each building and helps identify a specific plan for building sustainability and ensuring the health and safety of the occupants. Let’s take a look at each of these assessments 

COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Unlike building  testing, the commercial building inspection is a visual inspection of the building. These inspections lack the depth of testing and simply look at the current condition of the property to help guide building owners in maintenance efforts. Great for providing statistical data on a building or system, they do not take a comprehensive look at the building and combine energy efficiency, air leakage, lighting, hvac, and much more that contribute to not only the health of the building but the health of the people inside of the building.

COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDIT

An energy audit is the first step in assessing a building’s efficiency. The goal is to identify energy efficiency opportunities and what steps can be taken to make a building more efficient, comfortable and safe for the occupants. What an energy audit does not do is look at the unique challenges of the building. These audits look for specific areas predetermined by the audit itself. While useful in assessing a building, it lacks the specific action plan a building  test would provide. Instead of looking at the building as a whole system, it looks at individual devices of the building.

The next time you open a bill take a moment and think about what you could do with the money you would save month over month with a more efficient building. Also, consider the people inside of the building. Is your building in the best shape it can be to ensure the health and safety of the people inside? Finally, think about the longevity of your building. Maintaining a healthy and efficient building is much less money out of your pocket than big renovations or a full rebuild. We’ll not only point out opportunities for efficiency but provide specific, actionable reports that provide practical and economical advice for making healthy and smart building decisions.