Drones also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used for different reasons in the construction industry. As a tool that improves communication, safety, and marketing, drones can offer many advantages when used in some applications on a construction project capturing real-time images from the field. Drones are machines operated by remote control, usually a small flying machine, but they can also be ground-based.
How Can Aerial Photography Be Used in Construction Project
Drones can offer unprecedented aerial images of a project site, much more accurate and realistic than aerial photographs. Many construction sites are using drones for surveying, mapping and to create 3D renderings of a project. Not only as surveying tools,drones are now used as marketing tool, as they can record the actual progress and conditions of a project during a specific moment, presenting those images to potential clients, investors, and/or lending institutions.
Drones Impact on Construction Sites
Drones have been used in many situations to keep record of linear foot of material being installed, as a way to maintain record of the equipment being used in conjunction with GPS tools. Also, some companies have been used drones to enhance safety at construction sites, as they can have real-time data of safety violations or situations that might have a negative impact during the construction process. The drones will scan job sites from the air and send images to computers to build three-dimensional models of the terrain.
Drones as Inspection Tools
Some other professionals are taking advantages of drones as they can be used to reach locations, somewhat inaccessible or to places that would normally require additional equipment in order to reach a specific point. Drones can be used to inspect bridges and other structures that have been built over large water bodies or they can be a substitute of cranes in superstructures.
Drones have become an important tool to the industry
Other Drones Benefits
When drones are used in construction site, costs can be reduced and a safer environment can also be established. Drones will provide assistance during roof inspections, during emergency assessments,for insurance surveys and post-disaster relief. Drones can also be used to complete post-blast surveys, and even as a marketing tool for real estate agents.