Last Updated on February 15, 2022 by Admin
When we talk about the construction industry, we know it has been in existence since time immemorial. It has solely been responsible for setting up civilization and settlement for the human race for thousands of years. Builders literally lay the building blocks of our homes. This is why technological advancements like drones that make their work easier have been readily accepted in the construction industry.
Drones have taken over the construction industry mainly because they offer an aerial view of the site, making it easier for the builders to monitor the work. These affordable machines might soon become the new normal for the construction sector. Here are my top reasons why.
Benefits of drones in the construction industry:
1. They offer mapping accuracy
Aerial mapping using drones speeds up the manual routines of surveying, data collecting, and map creation of the sites by 60-70%.
Since these routine processes are fundamental to trace development, safety inspections, and real-time quality monitoring, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are proving to be game-changing for the construction industry.
The higher resolution of the picture quality and light and range detection sensors are even helpful to map topographies that are humanly impossible to navigate through.
2. Enable safer site inspections
Continuing from the point above, the job of the site inspectors becomes easier when relying on drones to conduct regular site inspections.
By using drones for building inspections, they can carry out their work without the need of entering any of the hazardous areas ensuring health and safety at work.
This eliminates the chances of encountering on-site accidents and saves precious lives as well. Drones also minimize the need for special gear that manual site inspections require.
3. Drones reduce inspection costs
When the need for these additional gears and safety clothing is removed, the cost of site inspections automatically goes down as well.
If you are looking to make your site inspection economical in addition to being safe and accurate, drones should be your go-to friend.
You are already aware of the costs of deploying manual labor for infrequent site inspections. Believe it or not, drones can offer you access to even more frequent data at a lower expense.
4. Improve the images and ease data sharing
Drones are future-proofing the construction industry with their high-resolution cameras. The accurate picture quality of the aerial footage assists in collating early impact assessments from various angles.
You can even attach sensors to drones to help detect soil contamination and other essential site data. In addition to collecting the data, drones also facilitate site engineers to share it using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular data on different platforms.
5. Relax the project development monitoring
Being a site manager with access to drones, you can easily manage the financial status of your construction simply by trusting this machine.
With real-time monitoring of the progress of the project at any given time, you are sure to avoid any unnecessary delays. Given the unmissable features and reliable technology, drones cover everything from site planning all the way through to completion.
This undying reliance on drones is only going to rise further. In fact, according to a survey by Coherent Market Insights, the global construction drone market was valued at US$ 5,121.6 million in 2020 and is further estimated to account for 14,123.3 million by the end of 2028.
These are just some of the advantages due to which drones are extensively being included in construction projects all over the world.
They cover everything from improving communication and collaboration to reducing the time to collect data and insights. Make sure to conduct thorough research before investing in drones to make sure it fulfills the needs of your project well.
Prior to starting Australian UAV (AUAV) James Rennie had a long career in natural resource management. In 2012 he identified a convergence of a previous hobby, radio controlled planes, and his passion for mapping data. Recognising this opportunity he established AUAV in early 2013, one of the first drone companies in Australia. With thousands of commercial flights completed, including in Antarctica, Armenia, and throughout Australia, he manages the strategy and growth of the company.