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The Impact of UAV's in the Construction Industry

By Construction Tech Review | Thursday, November 14, 2019

The technological advances witnessed by the construction sector promises faster and efficient working practices, but the productivity levels remain to be a stumbling block for many European contractors.

FREMONT, CA: The cost issue is prevalent in the construction industry, telematics, robotics, machine control, and a myriad safety and uptime improvements are also unable to defeat this challenge.

Not very long ago, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, were regarded as toys at worst. Although drones gather immense amounts of data on their sites, it was very expensive. In the present day, few drone specialists claim that the machines can turn out to be a game-changer as they have the potential to augment productivity on construction projects. The commercial drones have already made their mark in agriculture and renewable energy industries. Still, now better drones and intelligent software can be ready to inspire construction contractors to use it.

The new software allows the project managers to visualize their sites with panoramic imagery and videos, and also overlay plan drawings on drone imagery, highlight grading inaccuracies, health and safety challenges, and so forth.

The Drones Featured at Technology Shows

The most important element in construction focused tech shows is the display of flying tech, such as drones. The powerful technology is said to be used in conjunction with drone flights. It is convenient and easy to use. The user has to install an app onto the desktop, and then wherever the internet is available, the user can log in to get into it. Drone technology can be leveraged for multiple reasons, to name a few, people can get a visual context by utilizing the photographic interface, specialized sensors can be attached to give the capabilities of the drone-like under-high resolution, hyperspectral and multispectral, thermal and oblique imaging.

Long-Range Drones 

Long-range drones, like the new Delair drone, have an impressive maximum flying time of up to 135 minutes and a maximum range of 20 km. It can be customized for any number of needs via its highly stable payload cabin. The design offers a secure and safe platform to enable precise and thorough inspections, which generally requires specialized components.

The Open Payload version is specially formulated to increase the efficient integration of sensors, which will work in perfect harmony with the overall flight operation and workflows the DT26 offers.

Throughout the construction sector, data acquisition specialists are working to maximize the operational benefits, which are derived from drone surveying coupled with traditional surveying and inspection services.

Seamlessly capturing and monitoring of construction progress while providing 3D documentation in every phase is possible with a high-definition 3D laser scanning coupled with UAV imagery and modeling. The most crucial benefit of this technology is its repeatability, taking the same images, and flying the same flight plans for direct tally for management progress reports. This process helps to cut down costly rework errors.

Construction Software for Drones

Drone experts believe that drones will very soon be an essential part of the standard technology tool kit. A new suite of drone technology features will have a significant impact on the process of managing, reducing project timelines, improving communication, making site assessment, and inventories becoming more accurate and improving security. By using the new software, project managers can visualize the construction site through panoramic imagery and videos.

Drone Security and Legal Issues

Legal and security issues of drone flights have undoubtedly has marked the growth of drone use back. Companies like DroneDeploy want to redress the balance by participating in the Pledge 1 percent initiative, which aims to inspire the companies to donate 1 percent employee time, of profit, of products to nonprofits, and of equity.

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