Whenever I hear the word drone I immediately think “toy”. But the fact is, these days drones are considered an innovative tool by a number of industries, making day to day operations swifter and more effective than ever before. So what have drones achieved for operations within the construction industry so far ?
Bird’s eye view perks:
The process of surveying land can sometimes be a strenuous one that drains both time and energy. That is however, before the incorporation of drones into construction operations. Through the use of drones, engineers and builders alike are given a “birds eye view” of the site that they never had such access to before, resulting in not only an easier process, but a more accurate one that eliminates human error.
Constant Communication is key:
We already have phones, headsets and walkie-talkies to allow constant communication while on site, but what if we had devices that could offer round the clock 360 visuals of the site that allow us to be offsite but still make the same commentary as if we were there? Well you are in luck! Because that’s exactly what drones have achieved for the construction industry. Drones give builders and engineers alike the opportunity to surveillance the site at all times, while also supervising employees even if they can’t be on site.
Inspections made easier:
It’s not always easy for an engineer or builder to access all areas onsite, this is where drones come in. This technology allows industry professionals to undertake usually difficult inspections without having to leave their comfort zone, saving not only time and energy, but eliminating risk onsite.
I promise I won’t drone on any longer, what are your thoughts on this integration of technology on construction sites?