Source: ConstructionDive.com

Drones in construction bring a whole new meaning to the concept of a bird’s eye view of anything.

This is especially true of construction sites located around the civic corner, or deep in the remote areas of the world where big project budgets are at risk and progress needs monitoring from afar.

Enter construction industry drones.

A number of companies are entering the marketplace. While a late 2017 announcement, the impact of drone video recording and logging of progress is moving way beyond simple visual videos with geospatial overlays and the use of big data processes to match design specifications to progress in the as-built record log is innovation using a number of technology pieces in one seamless outcome.

Two important articles put drone use in construction into perspective. First 3DR and Autodesk

3D Robotics (3DR) is integrating its Site Scan drone data platform with Autodesk BIM 360 to streamline project teams’ ability to retrieve and share drone data from the job site. Read the full announcement and details on important software-based management platform operational integrations. 3DR partners with Autodesk BIM 360 to integrate drone operations platform

Recently, AutoDesk BIM 360 did an update on the benefits of using drone technology in application integration with other construction activity reporting programs and technology platforms. Fascinating gains in project management control and efficiency documented in 5 Ways Drones in Construction Can Improve Your Projects Now

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