Drones are taking the construction world by storm by offering a simple and efficient way for contractors to collect information from their construction sites. Drones can be used for a number of different things in the construction industry, in this article PlanSwift breaks down some of those reasons.
Drones are creating an easier way to quickly accumulate data from construction sites with greater accuracy. Instead of having to use human resources or heavy machinery with expensive surveying tools you can get the job done in half the time and money. As an owner or manager you can better use your energy by actually using the data collected rather than spending hours figuring out how to acquire it.
Drones are easily piloted and transmits the data to a live feed and SD data storage instantly. Creating maps and providing valuable data is now easier than it’s ever been before. The information can be uploaded to a server instantly where it can be accessed by anyone you allow access to all over the world.
Drone models like high resolution 3D types use browser based technology so their users can share by sending a link where the client can then log in and view the data and export as they need. DSMs or “digital surface models” show a dark blue color in the areas that need the most focus like areas that the dike needs to drain.
3D models also allow clients to get an orbital view of the entire construction site. From this view they can see important variations in dirt patterns that indicate the varying level of progress.
2. Showing Clients the Progress:
Drones can be a simple way to show clients the progress of building, renovation, or inspection. This can come in handy when the client can’t afford to come to the site again and again. Not only will the drone give you a better view of the construction site that you might not see from the ground but it will give you better pictures that you can send to the client.
Drones can also help with projects that haven’t started yet by giving designers and architects an idea of what putting an adjacent structure will look like and how the large projects will change in regards to open space.
3. Monitoring Job Sites:
Using drones to monitor the progress, work, and safety standards could end up saving you a lot of time, money, and energy. One of the main objectives of any project manager has is to keep the workers productive. Understandably the energy levels will range from high to low but you can monitor overall productivity. The drone can also detect if any of the equipment shows up missing or damaged.