Drones are becoming more of a normal thing in our everyday lives. But people still have concerns when it comes to using them on job sites.
- Will they add value?
- Will they help me finish my project?
- Aren’t they just toys?
These are all very good questions, and they should be answered before you bring drones on to your construction site. We are going to list out 5 ways drones will add value, meet deadlines, and market your capabilities. These ways will get you excited about using drones in construction. And no, they aren’t just toys! They are tools that have unlimited potential if used right.
1. View Consistent Progression Reports
Time lapse construction updates allow you to see what is changing on your job site. If you are on site regularly, you can use this tool to send to your team consistent updates about the project. There are a ton of people who want to know the status of the job: are we ahead, are we behind, what can I expect? With progression videos and photos, you can easily answer these questions without picking up the phone or setting up a meeting.
2. Market Your Capabilities
Aerial photography and videos allow you to capture and highlight what your company can do, in a new way. Showing prospective clients recent work, and what you are currently working on, allows them to trust you with the project they are thinking about using you for.
3. View Overhead Mapping
Have you ever looked at google earth, and noticed how different your site looks now that you’ve started working on it? Now you can get an up-to-date overhead view of your entire job site with high precision and detail. This also allows you to see if the project is lining up with the plans and blueprints.
4. Time Lapse Videos
At the end of your project, the best way to show the work completed is with a timelapse. This shows the project from start to finish, and tells the story of what was accomplished. We take it one step further to provide a video orbit timelapse that shows a circular view of the progression from start to finish.
Each of these items adds a significant amount of value, and this is just the start when it comes to the value construction companies can attain from drones. Call us today to talk about getting drones onto your job sites!