Drones Are Becoming a Technological Innovation for Indian Construction Companies

According to a recent report, the construction industry is likely to grow by 85% by 2030 with China, the US and India accounting for 57% of the growth.  One of the main factors promoting the growth of India’s construction industry is the adoption of drone technology. India is the second largest importer of drones after the U.K., with the construction sector being the leading adopter of commercial drones in the country.  The drone market in India is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. According to a report from 6Wresearch, the market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.83% and will reach $885.7 million by 2023.

At the present time, military application of drones captures the highest revenue share of the India drone market. Commercial drones are showing increasing numbers as well, with BIS Research predicting the country’s market for commercial drones might supersede the military market by 2021.  Drones are playing an increasingly vital role in India’s construction industry. They are changing the way the construction industry operates and are used in every step of the construction process from start to finish.

Drone-based Applications in the Construction Industry

Before construction, aerial images of the site are combined with the site plan to create more accurate layouts. Developers and surveys use the footage to survey drone software that portrays an accurate layout of the future construction site. Designers visualize where features such as buildings, parking lots and landscaping will be located.

During construction, the aerial drone footage is used to monitor the work and progress of the construction site. Drones are also used for inventory management, warehouse management, and time frames. They produce the digital inventory data fast and provide an efficient workflow process.  Drones save clients a lot of money in many different ways. One way is taking inventory. A single employee can capture and manage thousands of data points reducing errors and time spent in capturing the data.

Construction companies also use drones to conduct safety inspections and stream the feed that is used to understand employee behavior. They can provide more accurate inspections of an entire job site.  After construction, drones are used for property management and maintenance, damage assessment and disaster recovery. They are also used for inspecting the property for insurance purposes and other business applications.


Using drones in construction is becoming the new norm and India’s construction industry will only increase their drone use. Drones are an amazing technology that has a big impact on the growth of the country’s construction industry.

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