Business Intelligence from Above
Commonly referred to as “drones”, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) = Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) + Optical/Thermal Sensor(s). The use of UAVs to acquire imagery for 3d mapping is rapidly accelerating and we’re beginning to see where this technology is going to take us and how our clients can realize measurable benefits and competitive advantage. The affordability and practical reliability of UAVs together with advances in photogrammetry computing software presents a compelling case for close-range aerial mapping of suitable project sites.
Construction costs and waste are at alarmingly high rates. Our services can help you keep your overruns in check. Some of the key ways UAVs can be used include; inspections, laydown yard management, stockpile quantification, or to capture earthwork production to assess future workload and equipment requirements. Point clouds from aerial scans or meshes from photogrammetry can also be combined with virtual construction models for the purposes of construction planning and coordination, or quality assurance/control. The ability to safely document construction progress and catch conflicts before they happen lowers a contractor’s risk and prevents costly delays. Exposing inaccuracies early in the process, before they turn into change orders, can significantly reduce rework which translates directly into both savings and schedule compression.
For Building Designers & Owners
Rapid acquisition of building geometry and site conditions, from a residential dwelling to a university campus, is made cost-effective with the use of UAV-based aerial mapping techniques. 3d spatial information as photo-based point clouds and models return existing conditions information that is both accurate and real-to-life, meaning it becomes a must-have for planners and designers who benefit from immersive, contextually aligned data. Owners combine the same information with thermal imagery to report on their building assets’ performance.
Using a UAS to capture spatial data about a site enables us to produce photo-based point clouds as well as information-rich, photo-based building and ground models of existing conditions. This data is then turned into a variety of 2d and 3d models tailored for your specific needs. Of course the option for thermal imaging, ultra high-def photos and video is always available.