A drone is mainly used in the construction industry for surveying and inspection purposes. Drones are equipped with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB, multispectral, thermal or LIDAR, and they can capture a great deal of aerial data in a short time.
From the start of a project, drones capture aerial images and help to gather data for making surveys, topographical maps, and 2D and 3D models. Because it uses GPS readings, the data is highly accurate and is faster than data collected by ground crews. Because commercial drones can be launched at any time with very little fuss, data collection immediately becomes easier and more accurate.
BENEFITS OF USING DRONES FOR CONSTRUCTION
Data collectedfrom drone is highly accurate and allows for precise applications. This prevents mistakes caused by subpar data and allows you to get more done, faster. The advancements of software technology allow drone footage to be incorporated for more accurate maps and designs for future construction sites.
Eliminate or reduce helicopter and pilot fees and allocate that money to other, more important areas. Reduce time-consuming ground observations and cut your crew costs in the process. Our drones make it easy for one person to do a job that used to require five or ten people on the ground.
Share data on building sites with remote engineers and other decision-makers. When everyone has access to the same data at all times, jobs run more smoothly. If your team encounters a problem, your drone can capture a part of the site or structure in unmatched detail. You can then share high-definition video or high-resolution stills with engineers, designers, and decision-makers, controlling delays and promoting ideal outcomes.
Monitor construction progress and share with clients and stakeholders. Give real-time reports to clients and keep everyone up-to-date on the progression of the build. Today, for example, drone footage can be securely archived with a timestamp. This allows teams to track the progress of a project and share that data/file with a client to increase transparency reporting on the true status of a project.
Construction can be a dangerous business, especially when workers are forced to go into dangerous situations to collect data or survey parts of the site. Drones can collect visual data from a safe distance, allowing you to complete inspections without needing to be in harm’s way. Instead of needing to lower workers into a space using ropes, a drone can be used to take pictures.
The use of drones in maintaining perimeter security helps to ensure that civilians don’t accidentally wander onsite and injure themselves. They can also help you keep abreast of any changing conditions that impact the safety of the site
With the aerial data that drones provide, project managers can keep an eye on their crew to ensure that the job is getting done according to schedule. Drones can also help project managers track their equipment to ensure that nothing goes missing or gets misplaced. If there’s a need to review past information from the site, drones will store their data to be reviewed later in the event that a report needs to be filed.