The construction, inspection and survey industries are anticipated to account for 10% of all commercial drone usage. Having said that, a substantial number of construction firms aren’t quite sure how drones would fit in with their business. Drones continue to be regarded as new technology and a service that ‘we want to look at’.
So what can a commercial drone operator offer to a construction project? Well, there are a huge range of uses. The following are but a few that we can offer:
- Marketing. Drones can help capture images before, during and after. What better way to showcase your work and your company than to have the entire project documented from the sky. Using ultra high definition camera equipment, we can get crystal clear shots of your project.
- Remote inspection. Is your head office located at the other end of the country? Do you want to get real time updates on the construction progress of your site? At Drone Scotland, we can even provide live streaming to your office.
- Drainage analysis. Living in the UK, we are not blessed with the best weather conditions. An eye in the sky can help the Project Manager access important survey data in relation to matters such as drainage or storm damage. Information that is difficult to obtain from the ground.
- 2D Mapping. Working on a large site such as a housing development or out of town shopping centre? At Drone Scotland, we can capture high resolution maps that can be georeferenced. Again a great way to get real time accurate information in relation to your site.
- 3D Modelling. Similar to our 2D mapping service but with a digital 3D model which you can navigate to view your construction project from any angle.
- Security. Working on a large site or perhaps concerned about security? Drones are able to quickly provide intelligence surrounding potential security threats. Not only can a drone help assess risks but they can provide essential video evidence and also act as a deterrent to potential threats. Because the operator is at a central location, on site, there is also the reduced risk to personnel.
- Inspections and Surveys. Drones are able to help conduct inspections and surveys without the cost of expensive equipment or the risk to your employees health. The list is endless and ranges from elevation mapping through to crop analysis and inspections of hard to access areas.
- Progress reporting. Like to keep up to speed with your project? Looking to capture your entire site in one single image? Looking to improve communications between head office, the site and your subcontractors? Drones now offer unrivalled data to help track the progress of your site.
- Health & Safety. Construction sites are some of the most dangerous locations to work in. Falling from height is the number one concern. By deploying drones on your construction site, we can dramatically reduce the risk to life. Whether it be by helping provide up to date maps or by drones being used for inspection purposes, the use of UAV’s can help drive safety.
If you would like to learn more about how Drone Scotland can help with your construction project, contact us direct.