Use of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or drones, have become increasingly popular in construction sectors. Here are a few reasons why your company should jump on the bandwagon and invest in one:
Get Site Data
Many drones are equipped with high-res cameras. The data collected from them can be exported for use to create 3D site models.
Surveying & Mapping
Drones are a most cost-effective method to complete site surveys and maps. Experts suggest that drones can be up to 50% more cost effective than traditional surveying equipment.
Monitor Sites & Conduct Inspections
Drones provide companies with the opportunity to remotely conduct site inspection and monitor projects. UAVs can eliminate the need for travel between multiple sites.
Some projects require the documentation of development to show clients, investors, collaborators, and contractors. The use of a UAV easily permits your project’s progress without a site visit.
Less Human Error
You can program a drone to fly on a particular path at a given height to ensure consistent data, removing the chance of human error.
On some sites, inspection in unsafe environment is required. Sending a drone to complete this inspection removes the risk of human injury.
In addition to being a cheaper alternative to traditional equipment, UAVs can also save your money by eliminating some safety costs. Costly harnesses, cages, and other safety requirements are unnecessary when sending a drone into a potentially unsafe environment.