Building Analysis2019-01-22T08:13:16+00:00

External Building Scan

When was the last time you had a check-up or physical at your Doctor’s office? Most likely within the last 2 years. Maybe 3?

When was the last time you gave the exterior of your building a check-up? Most likely, never. Maybe, for more progressive entities, 4-5 years. Facilities need these check-ups or physicals just like we do! Unlike the Doctor, we don’t charge you if you don’t like the service.

Weather, wear and tear, tenant finishes and sustained mechanical operations apply constant pressure to your investments. Identifying and rectifying those issues that may harm your investment seems like a common-sense activity for all building owners, managers preventative maintenance companies. Halkin’s External Building Scan (EBS) provides that very function to enhance your operations and asset management practices. We identify physical, electrical and mechanical anomalies through state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Infrared (IR), and Imaging technologies. The EBS Report includes the following analysis and information for Halkin Customers.

  • 3-Dimensional, Ortho Mosaic Imagery for electronic manipulation by the client.
  • Dimensional Layout of facility (including roof top equipment) at 99.6% accuracy (line diagram and overlaid line diagram on high resolution, aerial images).
  • Aerial-Based Infrared Scan and Analysis of roof-top, building envelope, mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Complete Inventory of all Rooftop and Exterior Equipment. This includes identification of each piece of equipment on a diagram of the facility and high-resolution photos of each piece of corresponding equipment.
  • Graphical Summary of Facility Anomalies and findings.
  • Maintenance Recommendations for facility anomalies.
  • Hard copy and Electronic Reports delivered to customer.
  • All Raw Data and images provided via private cloud-based folder.

Below are some of the Benefits Halkin’s External Building Scan (EBS) can provide to your asset management profile.

  • Facility Dimensions provide critical measurements for facility upgrades and maintenance, new tenant finish modifications, and new equipment placement / modification.
  • 3D Imagery as a planning tool for exterior / landscaping modifications.
  • 3D and high resolution aerial imagery for reproduction and display / promotion.
  • Commissioning tool once building modification or new construction project is complete.
  • Lack of or damaged insulation.
  • Reporting tool for asset stakeholders.
  • Streamlined and enhanced preventative maintenance programs / reporting.
  • Tactically identify areas of disrepair on roof top and envelope to tailor repair projects only to the affected areas.
  • Due diligence tool for entities purchasing or selling buildings.
  • Provide prospective tenants with up to date dimensional, envelope, and exterior equipment analysis.
  • Identify Roof Top equipment over working. This can be due to faulty equipment within the zone served by respective HVAC equipment (inefficient zone due to thermostats, interior mechanical equipment, poor insulation, poor building seal).
  • Capital and Operational budget forecasting for maintenance /replacement and upgrade projects.

Halkin Certifications and Licenses

  • NACE/CIP Coatings and Corrosion Inspection
  • Level II NDT ANSI/ASNT CP-105/189 Thermography (Infrared)
  • Level II NDT/ASNT Visual Inspection
  • FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Certification (Pilots)

EBS analysis and reporting procedures are conducted by Halkin’s certified FAA 107 pilots, Thermographers (IR), and Corrosion specialists. Please contact us to learn how Halkin can help your facility provide you with enhanced operational efficiency, marketability, and peace of mind. If you are not satisfied with the product, you will not be charged!

Halkin and Green Roof Applications

Halkin Aerial Services (HAS) External Building Analysis enhances and streamlines all phases of solar and green roof project development, construction and execution. HAS’s aerial building analysis provides the following benefits for both solar and green roof applications.

Green Roofs

Halkin Aerial Services (HAS) External Building Analysis enhances and streamlines all phases of solar and green roof project development, construction and execution. HAS’s aerial building analysis provides the following benefits for both solar and green roof applications.

A green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which involves, at a minimum, high quality water-proofing, root repellent system, drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium, and plants. Green roof systems may be modular, with drainage layers, filter cloth, growing media, and plants already prepared in movable, often interlocking grids, or loose laid/built-up whereby each component of the system may be installed separately. Green roof development involves the creation of “contained” green space on top of a human-made structure.

Halkin participates in all three phases of green roof installation.

Development phase analyzes solar loading and shading patterns which are critical to the design, while also producing a scale rendered model and baseline assessment of the roof.

Construction phase produces graphically layered DXF files giving multiple options for roof assessment and maintain. Evaluating plumbing for leak detection and drainage using IR along with solar for panel integrity and electrical for commissioning as well.

Operational phase is continual monitoring for leaks, membrane damage, drainage patterns and vegetative health using IR and visual methods. All this is viewed through a digital model. Periodic imaging is also done to evaluate the progression of the rooftop condition.

An industry leader since 1982, Halkin Aerial Services has been providing its clients superior data enabling them the power to manage and market themselves with increasing profitability. Utilizing state of the art drone (UAV) sensors and imagery/infrared technology, Halkin Aerial provides comprehensive inspection services for numerous industry sectors. Our highly experienced analysts and inspectors compile vast sums of data that is used to deliver a product that reduces capital and operational expenditures, increases operational efficiencies, and enhances profitability for our clients.

Halkin customers receive

  • Exterior equipment inventory and full detail of facility
  • Identification of energy inefficiencies
  • 3D scale rendered models of facility with rooftop, envelope and equipment reports and conditions
  • Infrared analysis of entire facility
  • Precision measurements of all building dimensions, including windows, equipment, curb caps, etc.

All analysis and reporting procedures are conducted by Halkin’s certified FAA 107 pilots, Thermographers (IR), and Corrosion specialist If you are not satisfied with the product, you will not be charged!

If you would like to experience operational efficiency, increased profitability and marketability, and higher standards of safety, contact us today at 866-HALKIN1 or contact us.

Our work in the sky streamlines yours on the ground.