3 Construction Challenges Drones Are Making Easier

March 27, 2019

Construction sites across the world rely on drone technology to plan, monitor, and track the progress of their ongoing projects. Used by everyone from the site superintendent to the C-level executive, the real-time data capabilities of DroneDeploy-equipped machines offer unparalleled insights into the construction process, helping companies stay safely on budget, on time.

While every undertaking is unique, many construction projects run into the same kinds of issues that can slow down progress or cause harm to workers on the ground. Here are three of the major construction challenges that drones now solve on a regular basis:

Planning Complex Projects

1. Planning Complex Projects

Accurately surveying your job site or project requires a tremendous amount of work. Whether it’s grading the land or evaluating site conditions, anything to help streamline the project planning process and shave weeks off of the project can end up saving significant amounts of money.

DroneDeploy software simplifies project planning through its aerial site intelligence capabilities. Tracking the progress of any construction project from start to finish, drones use aerial imagery to create real-time maps through which managers can inspect locations and make proactive decisions via actionable data.

2. Mitigating Dangerous Conditions

In the world of construction, nothing is more paramount than the safety of the workers with boots on the ground. Weather conditions, natural disasters or other hazardous conditions can get in the way of construction, impeding progress and potentially putting the construction crew at risk.

Drones equipped with live maps make it possible to accurately assess the real-time conditions for workers on any construction site. By surveying the site from a bird’s-eye view, construction crews will be able to proactively address any potential risks and keep danger at arm’s length.

3. Edging Over Glacier-like Technology

Construction tools of the past may have had access to limited technology that made it somewhat easier to assess, plan and execute projects, but many legacy solutions often required extra steps or access points to recover information. Downloading gigabytes of data from an SD card or over a weak internet connection could take hours or days — before the data could even be used for anything.

Instant Insights from DroneDeploy’s Live Map are just that, providing data that’s captured in real-time with no additional capabilities required to process or transmit the information. High-resolution maps can be shared with clients, collaborators and team members instantly, without the need to go back to the office and wait for files to load.

Where to Learn More

Interested in learning more about how drones and technology can improve safety and efficiency on construction sites?

Read our recent eBook to get a better idea of the leading technologies and how to implement them.

Or tune into our ongoing construction webinar series:

Ready to bring drones to your job site? Read our guide to starting a drone program.

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