In the construction industry, drones are becoming increasingly popular. Drones can now be used for a wide range of tasks, including data collection, filmmaking, and security. In the construction industry, UAVs have also been shown to be a cost-effective solution.
This article discusses five areas of construction where construction drone photography is proving to be a cost-effective alternative to traditional methods.
1. Land Surveying is Easier and Faster
Land surveying may now be conducted faster and more easily than ever before thanks to drones. Instead of having personnel out in the field for days on end, land surveying may be completed in a matter of hours. Drones have simplified this process by allowing you to remain in the same position as the drone while directing it. Drones can help with land surveys for buildings, roads, and bridges. Companies can devote fewer resources to land surveying with drones, saving time and money in the process.
2. Data can be Instantly Acquired
A drone can provide you with rapid results. Processes in construction, such as land surveying, are often laborious and handwritten, and data collection and analysis can take days or even weeks. Drones can sync video data with the back office, giving organizations access to data as soon as it is taken. Whether it’s for routine inspections, safety checks, or progress reports, drones can send data instantaneously, allowing your company to act on the results or even keep customers updated more frequently.
3. Managing Materials and Equipment
Keeping track of material and equipment distributed across huge project sites may be a tedious effort, but using drones regularly might make it a lot easier.
Drone data can be used to demonstrate readiness for specific tasks. Many shortages are avoided by knowing the quantities on hand, whether it’s pallets of pipe or the volume of gravel stored. Drone surveys can provide this information quickly and effectively, assisting with material logistics and planning, and preventing construction interruptions.
4. Drone Video and Photography for Marketing
Increase the number of videos on your company’s website and social media to get a leg up on your competition as project bidding becomes more challenging. Video is a highly effective marketing tool, but now that drones are in use, it has become a more cost-effective option. Fitted cameras can be used to create time-lapse videos that show how each project is progressing. Drones can also be utilized to give videos to your prospects and customers that show real-time progress.
5. Stay Up-to-Date with Real-Time Visibility
Project managers benefit greatly from the capacity to monitor multiple task sites in a short period. Managing numerous projects at once can be tremendously demanding, and there is frequently insufficient time allocated to each project. Project managers can get a real-time look at how all of their jobs are doing going. Rather than physically visiting each work, project managers can keep a better check on everything that is going on. Drones do not replace project managers’ visits to each Jobsite, but they do provide up-to-date information that helps to improve overall visibility.