Drone imagery has become an important part of the construction process for many companies in the United States and worldwide. Aerial mapping helps to assess a site before bidding, progress photos help construction stay on track, hi-def geo-tagged orthomosaic TIFF files will allow for accurate distance measurements, and 3D and point cloud data can be exported into Revit, AutoCAD, and other BIM software platforms for further analysis. The range of aerial applications is expanding rapidly and the technology is becoming safer and more reliable.
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True value of drone imaging means you can compare progress and inspect site at various stages. This example shows the same spot before and after concrete pour. If you need to drill into the concrete you can know where the pipes run, where to expect pt cables, etc. All can be done within 1in accuracy.
Proper image documentation throughout the entire project can be a powerful tool for monitoring construction progress and quality control.
HOW IT WORKS
Each construction project is unique and requires a thorough site assessment before any flying is done. At Masek Imaging we have the know how and the equipment to deliver the right data for your needs and will work with you personally to set up a safe, repeatable, and efficient workflow that fits your needs.
We use AeroPoints PPK system made by Australian company Propeller to acquire precise geospatial coordinates of ground control points and then we process the GPS-corrected drone images using cloud-based software by DroneDeploy. To keep the ASPRS standard, we use checkpoints to monitor accuracy of each flight. We deliver the finished datasets in either global or custom coordinate system within 24hrs from the completion of the flight
Best way to use drones in construction is to set recurring visits and monitor the site throughout the entire process. Typically we recommend bi-weekly or monthly fly-overs. You can conveniently set up dates of the visits in advance or depending on the construction schedule, and we will take care of the rest.
Photographs - Geo TIFF, JPEG.
Hi-resolution orthomosaic maps utilizing Propeller PPK AeroPoints Ground Control Points and checkpoints for survey-grade relative accuracy
3D models and Point Cloud for AutoCAD or Revit integration in global or custom coordinate system
Contours - up to 1ft interval
Distance, area, and volume calculations available directly from the maps
Annotation and instant sharing
Video - Raw or fully edited footage 4K footage, aerial/ground based
Speed of service - data available within hours, some features can be accessed even in real time in Live Map
Access to dangerous or hard-to-get locations
Price advantage compared to traditional methods
Additional use of data - plant health monitoring and count, stockpile volume calculation
Masek Imaging can guide you through the options if you are considering starting a drone program at your company.
Masek Imaging uses DJI drones and DroneDeploy for reliable mapping software.