Why do your construction sites need drones?
Experts in the construction industry have long considered technological breakthroughs to deal with the common challenges of time and rising production costs and asset losses. Gone are the days when each of these expanded project areas would be done in person. The use of new technologies such as robots, machine controls, telematics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) / drones has taken over, ensuring maximum efficiency while minimizing damage. Additionally, growing problems in project sites justify the use of drones, which are often preferred to perform repetitive and hazardous tasks.
How do drones work in construction?
Drones / UAV provides construction partners with comprehensive, accurate, and precise location information. Data obtained with a drone can be analyzed by engineering software and in addition, can be covered in construction drawings. The data captured by each drone is processed and used to create digital height models (DEMs), orthophotos, and 3D point clouds. The coverage of local data in construction diagrams allows experts to compare ‘as designed’ with ‘as constructed’. This allows the rectification at an early stage.
Drones in Construction: Past and Future
Before the advent of aerial drones, the most common method of obtaining site data was operated on foot or in air-conditioned vehicles. Using drones, architects took advantage of the opportunity to get the latest images as often as they would like in real-time. The built-in drones allow contractors to monitor any problem, track progress and develop better plans. This is linked to various aspects ranging from staff use, asset losses, site inspections, and total return on investment (RoI).
Benefits of Drones
From pre-construction (accurate bidding) to the operational and maintenance phase (survey), drones have proven to be effective during each phase of the life cycle. There is seamless integration and collaboration of resources with stakeholders, with real-time data sharing. The full provision of a work environment helps to identify errors and loopholes in advance. This, in turn, ensures better project management with reduced project schedules, accurate site listings, improved communication, and improved security.
The benefits associated with adopting drones on-site are many and their effects are listed below:
- Enabling better construction site monitoring
- Calculating the volume of stock and types of building materials
- Document Registration: Search, mark, and find resources on site
- Calculating the length, width, and height of roads and buildings
- Photo and map annotations to facilitate communication
Drones for the future
Globally, many industry experts are announcing that drones will be considered a common technical tool for future construction projects. Drones with ground control points (GCP) and thermal sensors are expected to gain widespread acceptance due to a range of production benefits and predictable analyses of future events. Machine learning and AI development will make it easier to collect data and speed up the process from photography to comprehension.
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