Drones usage has quickly become an industry standard in many fields, and construction is no exception. The benefits of using drones in construction are vast and can save companies time and money. Due to so many benefits, drones are quickly becoming an industry standard.
Getting construction data can be done in a few ways: on foot, via manned aerial vehicles, or drones. Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.
On Foot & Manned Aerial Vehicles
On foot is the most common way to get data. This is because it’s cheap and easy to do. However, it’s very time-consuming and can be difficult to collect accurate data this way. Manned aerial vehicles are faster than on foot, but they’re more expensive and can be dangerous. They also require operator training and certification, which can be challenging to get.
Drones are the newest way to get construction data. They’re much faster than both on-foot and manned aerial vehicles. The drone can be used in any terrain, including tough, challenging terrains like hilly areas, etc. Further, you can survey large areas in a very short time. They’re also much cheaper than manned aerial vehicles.
Drones allow construction teams to monitor any issue, track progress and develop better plans on-site by providing an unrivaled view of a site at a fraction of the cost.By using drones, we can generate a highly precise topographic base map and ortho-rectified imagery resulting in considerable time and cost savings, giving a superior visual output/deliverable,
Construction professionals all over the world are gradually taking up the adoption of drones/UAVs in various construction phases because of various benefits.