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4 Key Applications of Drones in Construction

By Enterprise Technology Review | Monday, May 04, 2020

4 Key Applications of Drones in Construction

Drones seem promising for the modern age construction firms to rely on.

Drones are proliferating into several industries. However, the fastest-growing commercial adopter of the technology is the construction industry. The use of drones on the job site has skyrocketed in the last year, showcasing a rate of 239 percent. The technology is aiding various stakeholders in the industry. Project managers, superintendents, and technology managers are among the key players benefitting from drones. The immense potential of technology in the construction industry can be demonstrated through the following use cases.

SURVEYING LANDS

Drones are rapidly replacing conventional land-surveillance methods. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) significantly reduce the time and effort needed to produce accurate surveys. Drones remove much of the manual error involved in the process and have the potential to capture essential data in remarkably less time than the conventional means would require.

INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENT

Drone technology offers superior intelligence and endurance on job sites. The ability to gather and report data enables drones to accomplish faster results. The need for manual labor is significantly reduced, and the technology is being constantly developed to take in even complex tasks concerning large infrastructures. For instance, drones will enable the construction firms to cut down on time, as well as the costs required to build skyscrapers.

COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Drone technology has significantly improved to the point where instant communication and connectivity on the job site are common. Drones are being constantly used for monitoring the everyday work. UAF equipped with monitoring cameras provides video footage to facilitate surveillance and communication.

ENHANCED SECURITY

The proliferation of drones in construction is resulting in a steep rise in security capabilities. The technology is offering invaluable support to the safety of the employees. Drones are also securing the job site from vandalism or theft. The technology is also enabling the construction firms to monitor their expensive equipment and assets remotely.

Further innovation in drone technology will be accompanied by increased adoption of the technology in construction. The firms have realized the above trends and are investing extensively in drone technology.

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