Drones In Construction

The construction industry isconstruction site drone predicted to be the number one growth area for the use of drones.

Whether doing a one-off house, or new development, drones have many advantages you can leverage. 

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have the ability to capture data, not just images. This drone data can save money and save time while providing project managers with real-time information. Construction companies all over the world are leveraging drone technology on all construction projects now.

Before breaking ground, drones can play a vital part in the planning process of new development. 360 degree panoramas and CGI can all aid with planning applications and approvals.

Traditional survey of sites is slow, laborious and dangerous. Incorporating drones into your workflow can significantly speed up this process. With a detailed ortho-rectified map of the site, valuable information can be extracted. Site elevations give vital information for planning, such as flood prevention. 

Drones can capture imagery from specific heights to aid with planning applications, give line-of-sight between structures and provide CGI for design from new and unique angles. 

Regular aerial surveys during construction can have tremendous benefits. Mismanaged scheduling and purchasing can be eliminated. Stockpiles can quickly be surveyed and measured.  A whole site view can yield savings and productivity improvements in the workflow. 

We can produce 3D models, point-clouds, topographical maps and volumetric measurements. All of these can integrate into your existing software applications.

One significant benefit that drones bring to a construction site is safety. The ability to get these calculations with machinery operational can have a huge impact. Surveyors are not in harm’s way and shutdown of the site is not required. 

We work with the leading software providers in the industry. We produce outputs in the format you require. We generate orthomosaics that can be imported into your CAD or GIS applications.

In addition to progress reporting through photos and videos, we go one step further and assist with health and safety on construction sites. Using drones for site safety and health and safety inspections, are unobtrusive, and can capture real data. Unannounced site inspections let you tackle real issues and health and safety risks can be reduced.

We are commercial drone operators and work with project teams to deliver improvements and cost savings on job sites.

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