Drones and UAVs in Construction

Drones and UAVs in Construction

Despite common belief, drone and UAV technology has already advanced to play an integral role in heavy industries like construction. The perception many have of drones is often overshadowed by their infamous role in military operations or their association with unlawful trespassing. This is largely due to the nature of stories reported by the media about drones. In actuality, drones have been playing an important and productive role in a large number of industries. THIS, we’re going to delve deeper into drones and UAV role in construction.

Companies like SirDrones, employ a large number of drones to help construction companies with a large number of tasks. Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles can perform a lot of tasks a man simply can’t due to his physical limitations. Drones can be used at construction sites to survey the area, show your clients the progress you’re making with the project, monitor job sites, inspect structures and finally to keep your project on budget and on track.

Drones can carry out a job with complete precision, saving money, effort, time, and sometimes lives in the process. A construction manager can fly a drone to inspect a building's structure from all different angles, take his client on a tour from his office, and monitor his workers 24/7 without having to leave his seat. Drones also make life easier for workers. A total inspection of a structure might take from 20 to 30 men if you’re building a 20 story building, it could take around two hours to inspect the full building. But with a drone, all it takes is a remote control, one man holding it and fifteen minutes of footage.

Like every technology, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles started out expensive, but with the passing of time they’re becoming more affordable. Everyday new drone companies are starting operations all over the world. Every day there’s a new construction company employing drones in their surveying and monitoring tasks for the first time. One can only imagine that when enough time passes, such tasks will no longer be performed by men but will be only done by robots.

The age of computers is upon us. It is inevitable that one day this world will belong to the machines. For now, perhaps machines are not strong or intelligent enough and it certainly remains doubtful that they’re going to take over but what’s 100% confirmed is that with the passing of time their integral roles in our lives will grow in magnitude and importance. A decade or two ago it was hard to imagine an unmanned aerial vehicle actually flying, let alone doing anything useful. But now, we not only have them operating at affordable costs but we also highly depend on them to carry out tasks that were meant to be done by men. Drones and UAVs are surely going to dominate the field of construction in the near future, and all we can do now is wait and see what’s next.