Construction

Drone Construction Photography

The use of drones in construction has become the fastest growing commercial application of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). It is clear why, as drones are fundamentally changing the way projects are performed. From pre-planning, increasing efficiency, progression monitoring, aerial inspections, and more.

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of construction companies utilize a type of aerial photography

Progress Monitoring

Progress updates provided through aerial drone imagery is a beneficial tool for staying on schedule and in turn keep the project from going over budget. Drone imagery can be shared with project managers as well as stakeholders and investors who’re interested in keeping tabs on the project as well. New updated images can be taken monthly, weekly, or daily depending on the speed of building. ​

Inspections

During construction, periodic inspections are mandatory to assure overall project status, safety, and accuracy. Some inspections can be hazardous to workers or become inefficient, resulting in lost time and money. Using drones for these jobs will greatly improve speed and assurance between workers. With the ability to take pictures and video, multiple employees will be able to view the status and easily converse about possible issues.

Mapping

Drones can use the visual data they collect to produce multiple types of maps including 3D, orthomosaic, and thermal. Each of these aerial maps have many benefits from pre-planning, monitoring progress, understanding a site’s layout, and more. The level of data and precision drone maps can provide are remarkable compared with widely used satellite imagery.

Pre-Planning

Before a shovel hits the ground a site analysis is always required to assure the location is optimal for the proposed project. Visual data from drones is greatly beneficial in achieving an understanding of the land’s overall layout, elevation, drainage spots, vegetation, and more. These images can be used to easily convey messages across to employees or clients.