3 Ways Drones Help the Construction Industry

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When you think of drones, you probably don’t think of the construction industry. While these flying robots might be most noted for their use by the military or for their potential in delivering goods right to customers’ doorsteps, drones are finding new uses every day, especially for construction.

quadcopter drone flying near city at dawn

Ease of Planning

Nothing is a bigger pain in the butt when it comes to construction than making sure you get all the details right in the planning stage. And if the site for a project is in the middle of nowhere, that presents a lot of time, energy, and effort to survey and record the details. However, with drones, you can simply fly over the area, and record everything with an overhead view. As Dronethusiast points out, this saves a huge amount of resources and is becoming more and more common in the industry.

Security and Surveillance

While construction drones don’t look like something out of the Terminator franchise, they do allow you to maintain eyes in the sky to see what transpires on a construction site. The ability for drones to see what happens and to notify someone if there are security breaches makes them the next step in preventing theft on construction sites.

Maintenance and Inspection

One of the more hazardous (but necessary) aspects of the construction industry is maintenance and inspection. Drones allow us to stay where it’s safe, though, while still examining everything from the exterior seals on windows to the joints on skyscrapers. A drone can provide a higher vantage point while staying grounded! What’s even better, though, is that drones allow video capture, ensuring that multiple people all see the same thing upon inspection, and detecting any potential problems in a structure.

These are just a few uses drones are seeing in today’s construction industry. For more information on how technology and software can help contractors efficiently plan for and build tomorrow’s world today, simply contact us at PlanHub!

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