In today’s technologically advanced world, drones are easily finding a place in almost every industry. From food deliveries, to firefighting, disaster management, and more. One industry that is starting to take advantage of drones is the construction sector. A new generation of construction workers are now using drones as tools to give them an eye in the sky whenever they need to check on their work site. In the past, this job was almost impossible unless you had a helicopter or aircraft to get good aerial photos. That was expensive, especially if you were building a skyscraper and you had to get multiple aerial shots.
Drones are now making a name for themselves in the construction industry. In fact, the use of drones in the construction industry has skyrocketed by about 200% year after year, according to a May report by DroneDeploy on commercial drone trends. Drones are proving to be useful in many ways at construction sites. They have taken over the roles held by expensive planes and helicopters that were previously used to take aerial photos of the sites. The drones can also be fitted with other equipment to handle more complex jobs such as mapping equipment and thermal imaging.
The drones are inexpensive and can collect valuable data. According to DroneDeploy, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, an off the shelf drone made in Shenzhen, China, is the most popular mapping drone. DJI’s Mavic Pro is second most popular drone used.
The best part about the drones is that they are available to anyone who has a license to be a drone pilot. The drone is quick and easy to use and can gain access easily to places where no human safely can. As drone technology advances, we hope to see the development of more specialized drones for construction sites that can perform multiple functions beyond just taking aerial pictures and mappings.