DRONES: Site Scan Surveying Technology
3D Robotics (3DR) is teaming up with global drone maker DJI to make Site-Scan 3DR surveying software compatible with its drones. This collaborative move will allow the software to be available on a wider market, as well as allow DJI drones to gather data with the 3DR Site Scan Field mobile app. The app features autonomous flight modes, multi-engine cloud processing, topographic surveys and volumetric calculations.
This addition to the DJI drones will allow large Architectural, Engineering and Construction firms to establish and manage drone operations on the job site from their smartphones, as well as allow the data collected from project operation to be processed exponentially faster.
Utilizing a drone on a construction site for ease of gathering, visualizing and analyzing data has become more prominent on job sites. A drone can complete an array of tasks with less risk, time and cost on a job-site, making it obvious why drones have become more popular across job-sites across the world.
According to a 2016 report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Construction and infrastructure sections are the biggest drone users across all industries. The goal when using drones during a build is, for many, to get ahead of potential errors, stay in line with project schedules and better estimate and achieve costs.
Read the CCI’s report on The Use of Drones in Canadian Construction. The rise of new technologies on the job site, including drones, requires new ways to integrate different kinds of data-gathering hardware.