Drones are one of the most innovative technological advances to hit the construction industry in years, making it easier than ever to develop better plans, track progress and monitor any issues with the construction by providing an unrivaled wide view of a site at a fraction of the cost. When you’re building something new, whether it’s a home or an office building, drones can provide valuable information that can help you determine your budget and whether or not your design will work in its current state.
A drone is a small, unmanned vehicle that has sophisticated software and sensors to help it navigate. Today, drones are being used for a variety of purposes – from aerial mapping to improving supply chain efficiency.
The construction industry is one area that has seen a huge boom in drone use. On top of its already affordable pricing, building inspectors can now fly a drone above an ongoing construction site, keeping an eye on structural integrity and project progress. It allows them to survey high-rise buildings, roads, bridges, and railways from a bird’s-eye view without risking their lives or climbing up precarious scaffolding.
Having an aerial view, even just a few feet above ground provides a unique perspective on construction sites that previously only professionals could achieve. The ability to monitor progress and track details for projects from a bird’s-eye view allows us to catch potential problems early before they can get out of hand.
The use of drones during a construction project is not a new thing. In fact, drone usage has been on the rise for years now and continues to increase as we progress forward. By using drones at each stage in a building process there are several advantages to be had.