Using Drone Mapping In the Construction and Engineering Industry

Most commercial construction sites are typically locations for future warehouses, retail facilities, commercial real estate, manufacturing plants, business offices, etc. Engineering firms are now able to identify potentially unforeseen hazards and plan more effectively by using drone mapping technology to track site progress.

Insights From Six Years In The Drone Business

It is important to acknowledge that I feel so blessed, grateful, and humbled to have worked with drones and all the interesting people I have met over the last six years who have helped push the drone industry forward.

It’s Not About the Drone… It’s About the Data

| For the last 6 years or so the world has witnessed how incredible drone camera technology has generated super-high-resolution images and stunning aerial video in 4K resolution and captured at up to 60 frames per second quality. These two data types have catapulted the drone industry initially in Real Estate and aerial cinematography. Drones […]

How Drones Provide Faster and Less Costly Property and Facility Assessments

Why regular building inspections are so important Building owners and facility managers have more at stake than just time and money. Keeping structures safe is a key part of everyday business operations. When it comes to protecting both the building and the business, costly problems can arise at any time. Inspecting and evaluating the envelope […]

How Effective Are Drones For Building Facade Inspections

Aging building infrastructure is crumbling nationwide In the last decade, there has been a rapid decline in the structural integrity of aging exteriors and vertical facades. Recently, in a few major metropolitan cities, there have even been fatalities from falling facade components becoming dislodged and falling to the ground as lethal airborne projectiles. Keeping the […]

Using Raptor Maps For Faster PV Solar Farm Drone Inspections

AI is enabling smart solar inspections With the number of solar farms increasing, and the age of existing solar farms extending, we’re seeing a noticeable increase in demand for solar farm inspections. Identifying issues early is strategic, because it reduces costs and increases solar energy production. While it’s common knowledge by now that drones are […]

Social Distancing And Drones

Coronavirus curveball It’s amazing how the world can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. As a teenager, I played baseball and was a pretty darn good batter! I could see the pitcher’s fingertip release point more than 80% of the time and knew that curveball was coming. This week’s curveball smacked me […]

Using Drones During The Feasibility And Bidding Phase Of Construction

How drones benefit the construction process Using a drone as a tool, large construction complex projects immediately benefit from 3D and photogrammetry data. From estimating, to pre-construction, to construction progress, contractors can use assets such as the RGB and the thermal camera to capture a range of information useful for inspections or construction documentation. With […]

Drones And Public Perceptions Around New Innovations

How we deal with innovations in technology If you look back on the history of technology and the mystique of opportunities unknown, people are generally scared by revolutionary advances in technology and innovation. In 1900, less than 10% of families owned a stove or had access to electricity or phones, and the Model-T was still […]