6 Advantages of Using Commercial Drones in Construction Sites

  • Yusuff Olayode Tuesday Jan 03, 2017

It is understandable that construction works are time-consuming and risk prone, but the appetite to reduce the unnecessary time spent on supervision and curtail the risk involved is growing day by day. To this end, the above necessities coupled with the increasing technological advancements have expedited the deployment of drones in construction sites. Drone otherwise called Unmanned Area Vehicle (UAV) is turning around the status quo in the construction industry, by adding more to the values of contractors during construction.

Until recently, workforce employed in achieving the certain task in construction sites are enormous, the advent of drones has cushioned this. Although, not all countries have fully or partially deployed drones to their construction sites. Nevertheless, countries like US and UK are doing incredibly enjoyable in this arena. While some countries placed an embargo on the use of drones, some have been silent. We can state that the deployment of drones is doing great help.

Below are the outstanding advantages of drones in construction sites.


1. Land Surveying With Drones

Drones are sharp in achieving survey and maps of building sites; no wonder advanced construction company embraced it. Surveying and mapping used to be uneasy due to the expensive surveying tools and money-consuming human resources involved, however, drones could get the job done in a short time. Instead of noticing errors, since software controls drones, they perform the work correctly.

While doing the survey, drones can get you the shape and topography of the environment been studied. This expedites construction and gives the building company or the contractor the capacity to give a rough estimate of the amount to be spent achieving the development. Through drones, the accessibility of an environment and the best architectural design to implement can be determined, since the required shape of the land to be used for construction is known.


2. Site and Structure Inspection