Drone-Based Construction Inspections

Typical construction projects run 80 percent over budget and 20 months behind schedule, costing construction companies and stakeholders millions of dollars. 

Enter drone technology. 

Drones are revolutionizing the construction industry by saving time and money. Drones cover more area during inspections, collect and analyze real-time data and allow managers and stakeholders to access the data from anywhere in the world, increasing productivity and improving communication.

In fact, drones are becoming more of a norm on construction sites around the globe. They are another piece of equipment that should be a part of the process.

From pre-planning to groundbreaking to ribbon cutting, drones streamline workflows and keep all parties in direct control of construction progress.

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Construction Site Aerial Photography

High-Resolution Visual Monitoring

Construction sites rely heavily on visual monitoring. Drones provide digital aerial capture of any angle of a project with immediate analysis that can be used for progress monitoring and to make on-the-spot decisions. Real-time site management is crucial to staying on budget and within deadline. Aerial imaging provides better visibility and access to the site resulting in more accurate reporting, quality of work and improved management. 

Improved Progress Monitoring

There is a lot of area to cover and many working parts on a construction site. Aerial footage from a drone can monitor progress, productivity and accountability. Drones allow managers to visually see why something may not be working or taking too long and to address problems before costing money or losing valuable time. 

Transparency with Stakeholders 

Improve communication with stakeholders by providing them with real-time footage of the progress of their investment, even when they cannot be on site. This keeps your clients happily in the loop and allows them to understand the progress visually. 

Centralized Communication with Internal Teams

Drone software makes it easy to share data collectively with internal teams such as designers, engineers, inspectors and workers. A centralized location to upload and store data allows access for anyone to check on progress, address problems and use for future reference to improve productivity. 

Increase Safety

Construction sites are full of safety hazards, and injury rates are 71 percent higher than in any other industry. Drones drastically decrease the risk of injuries by eliminating the need for employees to conduct inspections in hard-to-reach or dangerous areas. Drone inspections can collect information from anywhere on site, regardless of the circumstances. For instance, after rain, inspections are necessary; however, manual inspections are dangerous due to slick and slippery situations. The inspection is either postponed, or the employee is put at risk. Both scenarios cost time and money. Drone inspections eliminate this issue. 

Save Time and Money

Drones can work quicker and more efficiently than humans. This allows construction teams to increase productivity and complete projects faster. Construction companies, builders and investors save millions of dollars in labor costs and time spent on one site.

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Drone Applications in Construction

Aerial photography provides a constant and high-quality visual of your construction site, and many deliverables construction professionals need for any project. Drones streamline all your data to create the resources you need to meet your unique goals.

Topographic Mapping

It is not always cost or time-effective to create a topographic map. A drone can collect data over a vast amount of land in just minutes to create a topographic map that can reveal information about the terrain to better plan construction.

For coastal restoration projects structured on the amount of material deposited, we can scan the area and convert the data into accurate topographic maps that calculate the volume of material deposited. This expedites the surveying process and minimizes time and cost.

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3D Modeling

High-resolution aerial images can create 3D models to help the crew determine challenges and identify potential flaws in the design, preventing waste of resources. 3D models can also keep the team on track with the original design blueprint and show clients what the finished project will look like.

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Thermal and Multispectral Imaging

Detect infrared radiation before significant problems occur, costing setbacks in time and money. Create precise mapping for construction sites for more efficient productivity and less waste or materials.

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Drone inspections are safer and more efficient than manual inspections. The drone collects accurate aerial imagery and data and is quickly sent to decision-makers who can address problems immediately or access the data for future assessments.

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Marketing and Advertising

Beautiful drone aerial photography provides professional material for marketing photos and videos. Digitally share your project with prospective buyers and advertise your work through any promotional platform.

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Dredging Projects

In addition to construction drone services, we also work with local governments and private contractors for dredging projects before land restoration and real estate development to provide critical data in less time.

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From groundbreaking to ribbon cutting, FlyGuys is your construction drone services provider.



Find the ideal location for your construction project before design starts to prevent future land issues.


keep clients in the loop

Keep clients happy throughout the process of the project by keeping them in the loop with real-time progress. Let clients see how their investment is coming along.


Share Data in Real Time

Drone services allow you to share live data collection with internal teams and interested parties to make better business decisions and address problems on the spot.



Increase safety on site for inspectors and employees. Reduce work-related injuries and decrease the cost of liabilities.


Progress Monitoring

View the progress of your project from anywhere at any time with construction site aerial imagery. Address problems immediately, ensure progress is following schedule, make decisions to improve procedures and monitor equipment and employees.



Assess productivity of crew and keep track of lost and damaged equipment.



Streamline communication between investors, staff, engineers, designers, architects and management. Access data from a centralized database.



Improve invoicing accuracy by storing all data from start to finish and spending less time calculating costs at the end of a project.



Our highly detailed construction site aerial photography and data enable the delivery of a more precise and accurate bid package with fewer exclusions due to unknown variables.

Make Your Company More Competitive

Drone data collection is more accurate and detailed than manual collection. Set your company apart with the newest technology in the industry and help keep investors’ costs down. 

Sectors of Construction we work with

  • Residential  
  • Non-residential  
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering 
  • Industrial 
  • Commercial

Other Uses for Drones in Construction

Even more ways drones can help on your construction site:

  • Equipment tracking
  • Volumetrics 
  • Security Surveillance