Proper building maintenance means doing regular, visual inspections of the exterior. The problem is that sometimes it can be difficult to see parts of the outside of the building, particularly if it is more than a few stories. Even a roof inspection on a one-storey home would be impossible without climbing up and taking a look. Keep Reading
Keep Your Construction Project on Track with Drone Mapping
More and more, project managers are finding drone mapping to be an indispensable tool during all phases of construction. Easy-to-use software allows them to create high-resolution orthomosaic, elevation and 3D maps in a matter of hours. Combined with built-in measurement tools and annotations, they can keep real-time tabs on projects and identify potential issues before they become costly. Cloud-based maps make sharing and collaborating with everyone from site engineers to project owners simple. Executives and offsite stakeholders stay informed and, because drone mapping is cost-effective, they see a return-on-investment almost immediately. Keep Reading
Drone footage surfaced over the weekend of Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters, which has been under construction since 2013 and is expected to be ready to move into by next year.
Now they could be providing a modern, constantly connected society with a lifeline in dire situations.
US network AT&T is looking at using drones to extend data networks through venues under heavy use such as at concerts and sports events.
The idea would be to have a drone tethered to the roof or top of the venue and for it to repeat the signal coming from a nearby cellular tower that might be just too out of reach for the phones in use there.
Many in the construction industry are finding drones and UAVs can play a vital role in their work. Whether they’re used for surveying, to show clients and potential clients an aerial overview of completed projects, to monitor jobsites to ensure safe practices or to inspect bridges and other structures, drones have the potential to become as important a tool to the industry as any piece of yellow iron.