Technology permeates nearly every industry around us. While software, mobile apps, and cloud hosting assist workers today, other technological advances continue to expand in use. Over the past several years, drones have seen enormous growth in the construction industry.
There are primarily two types of construction drones currently in use: the fixed-wing drone and the rotary drone. Fixed wing drones, which are capable of forward flying only, can be used for long distance mapping and scanning. Rotary drones, which can hover and even remain stable, work better for short distances when simple surveillance or inspection is needed.
Drones are equipped with GPS units, cameras, and thermal and infrared sensors to capture the appropriate data including longitude, latitude, and elevation. All the data is sent to and collected on a computer via drone software, thus providing the opportunity to analyze and interpret the data.
Now, consider the ways drones can be used in the construction process:
Drone usage allows workers to cut costs, time, risk, and labor, all while improving workflow, accuracy, communication, and efficiency. All these advantages lead to more confidence and certainty when working on a construction project.
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