The days of manual inspection are rushing to an end as UAVs (drones) move in to the top spot in the list of ways technology is improving the construction process. Drones conduct accurate and quick surveys of land, jobsites, and building systems in a fraction of the time and with undoubtable precision. Here are some other ways they are revolutionizing jobsites and the way we work.
Robust communication: Drone technology means constant connectivity between the site and management office. Those with cameras bring real-time data to all aspects of the site, and help keep record of activities, employees, and materials.
Improved productivity: The technology’s ability to collect and manage data means workers and management can more easily collaborate, meet deadlines, and save money. They take on the risks in some applications and can allow contractors the ability to bid more jobs and complete them faster.
Increased safety: Ubiquitous surveillance means workers are kept in view at all times, making jobsites safety and providing 24-hour security. Incidents of vandalism and theft are recorded and the need for workers to enter dangerous areas is dramatically reduced.
Transportation and Inspection: Drones can actually move materials and items around the job site, again reducing time and increasing productivity. Keeping an eye on everything that leaves and enters the job site is a bonus in helping monitor materials and labour movement.