Assessing Historic Buildings
Historic buildings pose unique challenges in addition to common problems seen by property or facility managers because of the need to preserve the building’s original form. Preferably, the structural integrity of a building would not change and need little reinforcements. To keep this intact, surveyors must perform continual inspections to assess any damage and minimize risks. Traditionally, cranes, man lifts, and scaffolding help perform these inspections. These traditional methods come with their own set of obstacles as these processes are frequently costly, inefficient, and limiting in their viewpoint. Additionally, operations within the building required a shutdown to perform these checks. With a need to fully understand the extent of deterioration before drawing up new plans, architects and engineers can use drones to assess the situation safely from a bird’s eye view.