In industries where there are large structures that require regular inspection and maintenance – think cell towers, wind turbines – or locations that are dangerous for people to access, e.g., pitched roofs or hazardous waste sites, drone inspection can be hugely valuable.
Drone inspection is more cost-effective than using ground crews or traditional aviation methods such as survey via helicopter. You can get clear 360-degree assessments remotely, then zero in for granular inspections where indicated. For example, a drone can hover around the outside of a support beam or cement pour to check for movement, cracks or other problems.
Drones can guide the maintenance staff on where to go and what tools to bring before they proceed with inspection and repairs. Drones can also check environmental hazards and integrity to be sure it’s even safe for the crew to climb.
Performing advanced inspection tasks
Thermal, multi-spectral and topographical views from drone imaging support a variety of advanced inspection tasks. Drones that are equipped with thermal imaging cameras can detect differences in temperature which may indicate surface degradation, cracks, and/or other flaws.
Speeding projects to completion
Across the entire project life cycle – from requirements to final sign off – drone aerial imaging enables the precise remote inspections of work sites to help keep projects on track and on budget and to expose issues before they create hazards or delays. Additionally, drone inspections simplify the compliance documentation and the reporting aspects of a project.
When used for inspections, drones are a powerful tool in a civil construction professional’s toolbox. Drone inspection benefits save money, protect workers, and help safely speed projects to completion.
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