Drones are already being used by construction companies to eliminate or reduce the time required for inspections, improve safety on construction sites, and make work more efficient construction inspections.
They provide significant benefits in terms of safety, as they allow engineers to inspect dangerous terrain without risk of injury to themselves. Finally, drones help to increase on-site productivity by allowing engineers to determine how much progress has been made at a construction site more efficiently.
Common benefits of using drones on-site include:
- Inspection of Hard to Reach Structures
- Larger Data Collection
- Greater Survey Accuracy
- Cover Larger Areas Easily
- Documentation of Higher Quality
- Improved Construction Site Safety
- Monitoring Environmental Factors
- Lower Cost Than Traditional Inspections
Drones enable construction companies to increase efficiency by inspecting projects without sending employees out to take surveys, allowing them to complete more projects in the same amount of time.
Inspection of difficult-to-reach structures and spaces
Drones allow construction companies to inspect construction sites at great heights in a way that was not previously possible.
Drones can easily fly up to difficult-to-reach structures that previously required a manned team to climb. This capability has been a huge benefit in construction because construction sites are becoming taller and more complex, in many cases with limited space at ground level for the construction crew to work in order to complete the construction.
The ability of construction crews to use drones from above when inspecting construction sites has been instrumental in allowing construction site inspections from difficult-to-reach heights.
More data can be collected
Drones are fantastic because they can collect a wide range of data. They are capable of capturing 4k Ultra High Definition images, thermal imaging, and pinpointing 3D models. Construction planning, insurance claims, and construction management can all benefit from these 3D models. All of this data from drones will help construction companies save money and improve the efficiency of the construction process.
More information can be gathered, and accurate models can be generated. More data is available about the construction site itself. This data will help businesses become more efficient and save money.
When construction companies are not wasting time or money on construction inspections, it will free up construction time and allow construction.
Cover Larger Areas More Effortlessly
By using drones, construction crews are able to use their time more efficiently and cover a wider area of construction sites. Inspections for construction sites that may have taken days or weeks to complete can be done in just hours with drones.
The benefits of using drones for construction site inspections are already being realised as construction companies and workers alike become more aware of drone technology’s capabilities and benefits.
Documentation of higher quality
Drone inspection reports and data are more detailed and come in a variety of formats.
Accurate 3D Construction Models
3D models can be stored in the cloud and compared against structures in the future for any changes. These models can also be used for construction planning and construction management. These construction sites will provide construction crews with a detailed 3D model of their construction site that they may not have had before using drones.
Ultra-high Definition Imaging
Drones can be guided by GPS to capture the same 4K image from the exact location every time a survey is taken. This provides a clear image timeline of the construction site and construction progress.
A drone’s camera is able to shoot ultra high definition 4K videos, which makes construction site inspections much faster and easier. These images help construction managers track the progress of construction activities, review details specific areas on construction sites, and detect any construction violations. The video footage also provides each construction worker with an aerial view perspective of the general plans of architecture professionals.
This permits greater collaboration between construction workers and architects for the refinement of blueprints, work plan execution, and building efficiency.
Improved Site Safety
Drones allow construction companies to implement safer construction site procedures by using drones for aerial inspections of construction sites. This gives construction teams a wider perspective of the work environment, allowing them to identify any safety hazards before they lead to accidents or injuries on the site.
Drones can quickly and easily capture accurate 3-dimensional models of construction site layouts and structures, assisting in identifying potential risks involved with working at height and ground surface visibility, making drone technology an invaluable tool in helping construction companies improve the quality of construction sites while improving employee safety.
Drones can be used to inspect construction sites for safety hazards, allowing construction companies to improve construction site safety.
Save Money Compared To Traditional Inspections
By using drones for aerial inspections of construction sites, construction companies can implement safer site procedures. This provides construction teams with a broader view of the work environment, allowing them to identify any potential safety hazards before they cause accidents or injuries on the job site.
Construction companies can save money by using drones for construction inspections to get better quality of data without having to send construction workers up in the air or requiring them to manually inspect each day.
Save On Inspection Time
The use of drones gives the benefit of saving time on construction sites. It is much faster and convenient than walkaround inspections. As drones collect images in real-time, construction managers can access live information about construction projects from anywhere they are instead of having to wait until they physically arrive at the site.
Construction Inspections Are Improved With Drones
Drones are revolutionizing construction inspections on construction sites. By using drones for construction site inspection, construction managers can access live information about construction projects from anywhere. The use of drone technology also reduces costs because it eliminates or reduces the time needed to manually inspect each day and saves money compared to traditional construction inspections that rely heavily on manual labour.
These are just some examples of how drones have changed industries forever by providing new opportunities with aerial imagery data collection for industrial purposes such as construction management, mining operations, oil and gas and environmental monitoring.