Drone Companies Flying High Across Construction Sector
With existing sensors and loads of unprecedented software analysis, the UAV construction industry is building a better future.
Goldman Sachs project construction company will take the lead in the use of UAV technology to measure the shortcomings of new projects for bad guys visit construction sites.
According to a recent association report by the International Association of Unmanned Aerial Systems, the FAA approved more than 1,800 exemptions from the infrastructure and construction industry, including 60 percent of requests in all areas.
The survey also found that 41% of the largest construction companies said they would likely use unmanned aerial vehicles in the future.
As the department continues to bloom, some drone-drone and drone-equipment players have made significant progress in the construction boom.
DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, recently partnered with geomatics software maker manufacturer Datumate to create a software and app surveying package. The suite can automate construction site surveys, giving firms quicker and more in-depth results.
The companies are marketing the package as “Triple D” bundles – mating a DJI drone with Datumate’s DatuFly tablet app and its DatuGram 3D photogrammetry software that converts images to high-precision, geo-referenced 2D maps and 3D models.
University of Illinois
The University of Illinois team recently launched the “Flying Superintendent” – a set of predictive, visual data analytics tools, tasked with automating several tasks in the field of construction progress monitoring.
Like DJI-Datumate’s package, the Flying Superintendent integrates both images and videos shot by drones and “four-dimensional Building Information Modeling (BIM) to quickly identify and visually communicate the actual and potential performance problems during execution of construction projects via smartphones and tablets to project participants, on and off site,” according to a UI press release.
Far from just an academic effort, the team is working with Turner Construction to unleash the analytics powerhouse at the Golden 1 Center – the new home for the Sacramento Kings.
2016 Canadian company Eos Systems has recently launched the PhotoModeler UAV Photogrammetry Package, which can be customized for construction works.
The kit creates 3 d images, maps and measurements supported by unmanned aerial vehicles from the image propagation and integration of the complete geographic coordinate system.
PhotoModeler post-processing kinematic properties (PPK), volume objects, full geographic coordinate system support, multispectral image support and control point assistance.
In addition, PhotoModeler can correct drone-driven survey tasks and GPS data for greater accuracy
In addition to introducing innovative solutions, the UAV industry is building the best security practices with the construction and insurance industry. The real estate UAV consortium includes Allstate Chartered members, American Home Insurance, Auto-Owners Insurance, EagleView Technologies and Erie Pilot Disaster Insurance and Services. PDC will develop “standards and specifications for the safe use of UAV systems in the insurance and construction industries.”