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Construction Drone Photography

Construction drone photography from Drone Site Surveys can help you build an accurate picture of your construction site from all angles. We understand that there are many reasons to take photos of your site and our drone pilots are designed and set up to help you on your construction journey. 

We are not just drone photographers, we are equipped with the latest in scanning and monitoring technology. Everything from GPS equipment for accuracy, Lidar Scanners, gas sniffers, and more! Combine that with our Construction Line GoldSSIP & BINDT accreditations, we are perfectly geared up for monitoring, photographing, and measuring your construction site using drones.

Call us, or drop us an email today to speak with one of our qualified drone pilots and get your construction aerial photography process started. If you want to monitor your site periodically, that is no issue at all. We can arrange that for you, we can even install a timelapse camera and provide you with a fantastic video showing the progress over time.

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What Can Construction Site Drone Photography Do For You?

Construction site drone photography allows you to understand every single aspect of your construction site. If you want to look at your building site from the air, you’ll already understand what you want to achieve. However, there are many advantages of using drones on your site that can help you save money, be safer and work smarter. Here are just a few things we can do.

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Construction Photography in the Pre-Construction Phase

Construction aerial photography can be beneficial to all stages of a construction project. Using a drone in Pre-Construction our UAV’s can create Digital Terrain Model (DTM’s) that can visually alert the project management team to any issues regarding the construction site. This type of drone survey can also highlight access and egress points, site storage areas, and safety areas to name but a few benefits. In fact, the bird’s eye view can allow any pre-construction professional to create accurate drawings that can identify challenges that may arise further down the line. 

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Accurate Data Capture

By using drone photography for your construction site, highly accurate data can be captured effectively and quickly, reducing cost, time and improving safety. This data, coupled with photogrammetry software such as Pix4D or DroneDeploy, can help calculate pile dimensions and data points captured by an aerial survey number in the millions, rather than the hundreds in a traditional survey, therefore giving highly accurate area and volumetric measurements.

While, relative accuracy is often suitable for some clients and situations, absolute accuracy, consistent with global geodetic co-ordinates, is required where the data is to be layered with other location data. Using Ground Control Points (GCP) and drones featuring Real Time Kinematic (RTK), accuracy can be improved and a Ground Sampling Distance of less than 1cm achieved.

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Stockpile Measurement

Stockpile measurement is critical to effective business operations in a range of sectors, with accurate calculation of on-site volume measurements being essential whether in the construction, mining, waste or aggregate industries.

Traditional methods of stockpile measurement, such as ground surveying with laser or lidar, can be not only expensive and time-consuming but also potentially dangerous and unsafe as require surveyors on the ground working in proximity to the pile. Using a drone for construction site measuring provides a much cheaper, faster, and accurate alternative to any traditional method available.

During the Construction Phase

Surveys during the construction process are important to help surveyors manage and maintain progress. Having more information at the various stages is important for helping to resolve potential disputes. Many clients receive frequent drone surveys and can compare progress at each interval. The frequent surveys allow the management team to communicate efficiently with both the client and the contractors. The level of detail in each of the surveys allows for any flaws to be detected. This work would have been previously done without drones and the finer details are much easier to miss without the technology.

The drone technology has the ability to monitor the entire site, the results from the survey can be integrated into BIM or any other relevant platform. The benefits of the surveys are wide-ranging, not only do drone surveys have the same benefits of traditional surveys the finer detail leads to even more uses of the data that is gathered.

Construction Aerial Photography for Tracking Progress

Traditional methods of measuring construction site surveys progress, collating written and digital correspondence, meeting minutes, site diaries, various reports, drawings and updated drawings, variation instructions and photographs etc. can all be improved with the use of drones and 360 visuals. Once the person responsible collates all the information, usually into a Gantt chart and presents it to all interested stakeholders, whether they be construction professionals, client owners, interested parties, end users, in fact, whoever has an interest. Gantt charts or similar can be quite difficult to understand if you’re not used to reading them, with our footage we can give actual as-built footage at various stages of a build. All parties can relate to the visuals in a much more user-friendly clear and transparent way.

With our UAV external and 360 internal footage, we can give accurate representations of the progress at varying stages of the build process. This type of footage can also be useful in dispute resolution cases that may arise out of a construction project.

We can also, using our state of the art software and hardware, import our footage direct into BIM (Building Information Modelling) programs.

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