It seems that another industry is exploring the possibilities on how to use drones to make the work easier.
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now becoming valuable in the construction industry. With a camera attached to the unit, drones can easily fly and maneuver over construction sites, giving architects and the crew footage of the job site in an aerial perspective.
An article in Construction Executive says that, “the goal of using UAVs is to reduce costs associated with poor communications from the field, reduce material theft from the jobsite and increase worker safety.”
The article goes on to state that the primary role of drones is to provide real-time surveillance from the jobsite in the form of high-definition (HD) video, still images, and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to create 3-D models.
• Generating marketing and advertising materials
• Monitoring construction jobsite and progress.
• Pinpointing problematic areas
• Conducting aerial surveys
• Creating documentation using HD videos and imagery of the site
• Moving materials
• Determining site conditions before the starting the project
The benefits of using drones in jobsites are enormous. The most obvious benefit is the cost effectiveness. For years contractors have hired airplanes and helicopters to take video and imagery of the construction site progress and completed projects. This is very expensive. Obviously, drones are the best alternative.
The use of drones in construction projects is still in its early stages. But it can only go up from here!