Drones and Construction: Maximizing the benefits while minimizing the risk

The use of remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, has increased dramatically over the last few years—mainly due to improvements in flight and camera technology and decreased purchase prices. In the construction industry, drones are being used for everything from site surveying and planning to getting real-time data of project progress to inspections and monitoring. Further, their data can be used to create digital models or site plans.

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Photo Credit: PJ Materials Consultants Ltd.

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