A bird’s eye view is an invaluable tool on a construction jobsite. Through the use of drones, the building industry is reaping the rewards of this high-flying technology.
WHAT CAN A DRONE DO FOR YOUR PROJECT?
Assist the estimator with providing a more accurate bid, as well as look for potential ways to save/make money on a job.
Assist with job set-up by allowing for a overall view at the onset of the project.
Provide the opportunity to gather aerial images to share with owners/financiers/employees. Images offer information in a quick and concise way that is sometimes difficult to convey with words.
Allow for monitoring of such things as progress tracking, safety issues, resources on the jobsite, issues/problems, surveying, measuring.
WHO BENEFITS THE MOST FROM DRONES ON THE JOBSITE?
According to www.dronedeploy.com, drones are most commonly used by those individuals who are responsible for the time/cost/progress on projects. Project managers, tech managers and job superintendents rank as the top users of drones on a day-to-day basis. The 2018 Commercial Drone Industry Trends Report breaks down the trends and statistics of drone usage in the construction industry. The 239% increase in drone usage in this industry alone provides a window into how this form of technology is changing the way the building industry does business.
HOW CAN MY COMPANY GET STARTED USING DRONES?
For an informational introduction to drone usage on the construction site, DroneDeploy offers a free,useful eBook that details this time and money saving technology. There are many types of software that dovetail nicely with drones such as:
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) such as drones will likely continue to advance in capability and reliability as increasing numbers of companies employ the technology. Drones provide your workforce with an unconventional “tool” to assist with saving time/money/manpower.