Drones are gaining popularity in the construction industry. This article discuses 5 areas of construction that are benefiting from drones, providing a cheaper alternative to traditional methods.
Land Surveying is Easier and Faster
Drones allows land surveying to be completed quicker and easier from before. Rather than having workers out in the field for days at a time, land surveying can be done in just hours. Drones have made this process much simpler, allowing you to be in the same position while controlling the drone. Land surveying for buildings, roads and bridges can greatly benefit from drones. With drones, companies can allocate less resources for land surveying, ultimately saving them time and money.
Drones are able to give you immediate results. Processes in construction are typically manual, hand-written and can take days and even weeks to collect and analyze data. With drones, video information can be synced with the back office, providing businesses with data as soon as it is captured. Whether it is regular inspections, safety checks, or progress reports, drones can transfer data instantly which can be used by your business to act upon the results, or even keep customers in the loop more frequently.
Greater Safety Precautions
Constructing skyscrapers, roads and bridges can be an incredibly dangerous endeavor. Drones can be used to assess the safety pitfalls that may exist throughout a construction site. If foremen or site supervisors are wearied of sending crews to a particular portion of the job site, having a drone inspect the area beforehand can help prevent accidents.
Drone Video and Photography for Marketing
As bidding for projects becomes increasingly difficult, get a leg up on your competition by introducing more videos on your company website and social media. Video is an extremely powerful marketing tool, but with drones now in play, it has become a cost-effective alternative. Fitted cameras can be used for time lapse videos that document the progress of each project. Additionally, drones can be used to provide your prospects and customers with videos that provide real-time progress.
Stay Up-to-Date with Real-time Visibility
The ability to monitor several job-sites in a short amount of time is especially beneficial for project managers. Handling multiple jobs at once can be extremely stressful, and often there isn’t enough time given to each project. With drones, project managers can gain a quick glance at how all their jobs are doing, in real-time. Rather than physically visiting each job site, project managers can have a much easier way to keep an eye on all that is happening. Drones provides up-to-date information, which helps to increase overall visibility. Travel costs can also be avoided along with time spent in each job site making drones an incredibly valuable asset for any construction company.