Why Construction Managers Should Utilize Drone Services
Time and efficiency can be essential for the overall success of the detail oriented construction project manager’s job. Projects that are far away and far apart from one-another that need to be managed can create a rally of driving times and travel expenses that could otherwise be used for more important tasks, or just to relax.
Additionally, physically going to job sites to collect data, take pictures and inspect the progress of the work being done can become redundant and manually doing it probably won’t yield the best and most clear results in comparison to using a drone.
This is why using a local drone company that has the tools, knowledge and training to gather redundant but very important data for project managers can not only save money otherwise spent on travel expenses, but it can also save time and provide a detailed view and overview of the project that would be otherwise nearly impossibly to get without a drone.
How Experienced Drone Companies Can Help Construction Project Managers
An experienced drone pilot, equipped with the necessary tools and software can provide a birds-eye view of virtually any aspect of a construction site. The drone pilot has the ability to provide you with orthomosaic imaging, general progress photography, inspections of specific areas that are hard or dangerous to get to otherwise, they can provide detailed roof inspections, and even an estimate of remaining materials on a project.
On top of all of the useful details that can be provided, all of the data and imaging can be uploaded to platforms like Drone Deploy, where the images and/or mapping can be layered to monitor progress overtime, or just to compare before and after a portion of the project was completed or changed, and it’s all on one platform.
How a Drone Service Can Improve Construction Processes and Collaboration
Not only is it useful to have one central platform to keep the project imaging and related data, it can be used to collaborate, notate, comment, share with other team members and/or sub-contractors. Having this can not only help relay a clear and consistent message to other team members and sub contractors, but it can also help avoid confusion because you can directly collaborate with one another, directly on top of an image/visuals or the project data, and you can even directly incorporate this with your construction management software. Drone imaging and data can directly integrate with platforms like ProCore, Dropbox, Bim 360, and more. Having this flexibility, level of detail and overall ease of use and ease of clear collaboration, can result in less mistakes, time saved, money saved, less stress, and an over-all safer job site and project.