Demand ‘rising’ for drone surveys

Drones Drones are being used to capture a wide array of data for the construction industry

Demand is said to be rising for site surveys conducted using drone scanning technology, according to technology company CADS.

Remote UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) fly over sites and structures, whilst onboard scanning technology takes millions of measurements to help create a detailed plan or model.

The company says that drone scanning is being increasingly used for topographical surveys of a site’s features and contours to create land survey drawings and digital terrain models.

It can also capture high-resolution imagery and is also used for applications including the inspection of inaccessible roofs or to provide ‘as-built’ data to ensure construction projects are being delivered to plan.

CADS added that drone technology is also used for infrared imaging to evaluate a building’s thermal properties and help them achieve BREEAM certification for sustainability.

With new technology being increasingly exploited for constructing and maintaining buildings, 2D and 3D digital models can provide an easy-to-use visual medium to help facilitate collaboration between all project participants.

“Drones provide a quick and accurate survey which increasingly meets the needs of so many of the developers, architects and property managers we work with,” says Mark Johnson, National Account Manager at CADS.

“Demand is increasing and our focus on delivering the right solution for our clients means that speed, accuracy and cost-effectiveness continue to rise for them too,” added Johnson. 

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