Visualizing Building Science with Infrared Thermography
An infrared (IR) camera is a critical investigative tool for building diagnostics, used to detect a wide range of thermal anomalies ranging from air leaks and missing insulation to HVAC problems and water leakage. IR technology gives trained users a non-destructive method to diagnose problems and vividly communicate building science concepts, allowing professionals to examine thermal bridging, delaminated substrates, and more. These tools have become more established in recent years as they continue to become more accessible and user-friendly.
In this video of a recent presentation for the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) Building Science Committee, I join Building Performance Architecture’s Rob Hosken to introduce the basics of how IR cameras function, discuss the essentials of thermographic data collection, and demonstrate IR inspection techniques through a range of project examples and audience participation.
AIANY Building Science Committee