Aerial drones are quickly becoming an important tool for the construction industry, offering significantly reduced on-ground survey time, access to remote areas, real-time project monitoring, stockpile inventory management and dramatic imagery for marketing and presentation purposes.
In fact, according to Trevor Tetzlaff, Manager of Edmonton-based SITECH Technologies, the construction industry represented the highest level of drone usage in 2018. “They are now being used by both large construction companies and small contractors to improve productivity and create more efficiency on sites.”
Yet the increased integration of drones, also known as UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), into project operations demands the careful examination of a recurring question whenever new technologies come forward; buy the equipment, or hire the expertise from a third party when required? It can pose an acute question particularly for small and medium sized companies …
Daily Commercial News | July 24, 2019