Construction Motinoring with DRONES
Utilizing DRONE technology in construction
NTI has acquired the DroneDeploy license which guarantees the best quality and safety of drones work in today's industry and construction
Reduce cost and time of earthworks using drone surveying
Perform surveys faster and at a fraction of the cost, while capturing millions of detailed points for:
Visual records of excavation
Cut and fill calculation
Accurate haul cost estimate
Civil engineering work
Facilitate infrastructure inspection
Change the game for inspections with drone mapping. UAVs can make building and infrastructure inspection quicker, safer and more efficient.
Get highly-detailed 3D data for work estimations, infrastructure performance, building maintenance, or construction project tracking.
Transform construction project management using drone data
Improve collaboration and facilitate communication among teams with shared access to high-quality and measurable aerial updates of the site on a collaborative cloud platform.
Use and share the data to verify work, manage operational or scheduling conflicts, and fully document the project.
Accelerate the construction project planning and design
Simplify pre-construction site planning and scheduling with 3D models from drone images.
Support the design process and help engineering teams build the project virtually first and save time in the project completion.
Better track and manage the construction progress
Get regular aerial visual updates of the as-built situation in 2D and 3D tocompare site against the as-design.
Visualize, measure, track onsite changes and export data acquired at all stages of a project for more efficient project execution. Identify errors early, keep control on schedule and prevent costly rework.
Applications in construction
Drone technology can be used in construction in so many different ways. Drones can be applied in construction in the following ways:
Most building surveys require visibility of the building’s roof to identify its condition and assess any defects.
In most instances getting access to a roof can be tricky and often involves the erection of a scaffold, use of a cherry picker or ladders. Which are both time consuming and costly.
Using a small drone to perform the survey can save time, money and reduce health and safety risks involved with surveying a roof and accessing tricky or hard to reach areas.
Carrying out site inspections on a busy construction site can dangerous and complicated at times.
The ability for a drone to carry out a visual inspection of high-risk areas can save time and reduce H&S risks. Drone footage can be recorded from the safety of the site cabin and then sent to project stakeholders in HD quickly and effectively. Site inspections can be undertaken more regularly and cover larger areas more efficiently.
Site inductions can often be a tedious and again a time consuming exercise. Often involving a premeditated talk in the site cabin or a pre-recorded induction videos. Using a drone to fly over a site can show new site operatives H&S risks in real-time. Enabling site managers to demonstrate moving vehicles, moving cranes, or active excavation areas etc. Each induction would be site specific outlining the risk that are relevant to that site and in return reduce the risk of accident or injury on each site.
Carrying out planned or reactive maintenance inspections of high-up structures such as bridges, towers, roofs and scaffolding, can often involve costly access arrangements, and site personnel working at height.
Drones can provide a quicker and easier way of carrying out the inspections, feeding back HD real-time footage to the engineer or surveyor from the ground at all times reducing cost but most importantly risk.
Construction progress reports are often prepared monthly to record site progress against the project programme. These reports include the surveyor or CA taking multiple photographs of various parts of the site.
A regular drone flight can be a speedy way to record and visualize project progress. Through a series of aerial shots and HD video project stake holders can gain a better insight into the progress that has been made without actually being on-site and have regular daily or weekly updates.
Impressive photography is becoming more and more important in the way construction organizations promote their business, especially as the use of social media is becoming more important as a work tool.
The ability to capture impressive 4K HD video and photos from unique angles can provide an interesting insight into a project or building, making it great for marketing material.
In particular, this could be a great tool for estate agents looking to demonstrate impressive shots of a property or building they are looking to sell! The drones offer the opportunity to capture the real scale and size of a project in minutes.
When carrying out high risk work on-site it may be necessary for certain professionals to gain real-time updates on what is happening.
Utilizing First Person View (FPV) technology, a drone camera can stream HD footage to the project team or project stakeholders in real-time. This experience could also be enhanced by the use of VR glasses.
Construction sites are ever evolving and the movements on-site do not always stick to the programme.
Drones can provide a real-time update of what is going on around the site. Carrying out a speedy flight around the site can give a good overview of potential issues to be aware of. For instance moving vehicles, machinery or cranes etc. again reducing risk and allowing key decision makers to make up to the minute, informed decisions on ever changing developing sites.