Unmanned aerial vehicles will greatly advance the efficiency, accuracy and speed at which construction projects are completed in the near future. Professional grade drones equipped with mountable lightweight HD cameras, LIDAR and Thermal and Infrared sensors technology will alone improve surveys, site visibility, progress reporting, and inspection processes.
Drones can be used through out the entire construction process, from bidding to pre-construction and design to construction to completion and maintenance. Drones are extremely beneficial in project management, assessment and cost estimate.
After drones take weekly images of the structure, images are uploaded into a software and stitch them together into a time lapse video. This is a great benefit in coordinating logistics among the many parties involved, while remote stakeholders and investors are informed visually about the progress.
Construction (design, building inspection or monitoring) is in the top three useful applications for commercial drone-based services, behind aerial photography, surveying and mapping. The number of construction and engineering companies using drones is rapidly growing as companies are starting to understand the enormous benefits of using drones on sites.
Surveying is a great benefit, as accurate data is produced with surveys and contour maps of high-resolution point cloud data collected from bird’s eye view.
It’s quick and fairly to deploy a drone into the air meaning so you can keep a constant eye on projects and with repeated flights for continual updates. The production of weekly 2D and 3D maps and sharing between project shareholders, engineers, crews and associates will ensure your progress stays on track and help pinpointing any problems that surface suddenly.
Drones save money, time and reduce the risk of injury.