Construction Progress Monitoring

Ensuring Success in Construction Progress Monitoring: Insights from a DSP

April 27, 2024 by Jim Gibson
Construction Project Manager
Drones have become an integral part of documenting progress workflows for most commercial construction projects.  Construction managers inevitably face the decision of when to pivot from regularly sourcing 3rd party drone service providers (DSPs) to building an internal drone team.  While the urge to build an internal team from the start is tempting, there are many factors to consider before ...
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Why Orthomosaics are Important to Construction Managers

March 8, 2024 by Jim Gibson
Orthomosaic photograph of a commercial construction site
Drone Service Providers (DSPs) that specialize in data collection services for the commercial construction industry offer a vital tool for construction project managers: Orthomosaics. These images, sometimes called Ortho-Rectified Images, provide a bird’s-eye view of the ongoing commercial construction project, giving managers a clear and detailed overview of the site’s progress. What is an Orthomosaic Image? Let me break down ...
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How Drones & Software Enhance Inventory Control

February 27, 2024 by Jim Gibson
Construction Site Walk-Through
As a veteran Drone Service Provider (DSP) that specializes in construction progress monitoring, we’ve grown to appreciate just how much our commercial construction clients rely on us delivering the capabilities of generating regular stockpile measurements.  Stockpile measurements are critical for organizing and managing material and critical supplies ordering and replenishing, essential components for the ongoing production of any construction project. ...
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The Future of Drone Surveying and Mapping for the Construction Industry

September 9, 2023 by Jim Gibson
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Drones are becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry, and for good reason. Drones offer a number of advantages over traditional surveying and mapping methods, including: What is Drone Surveying and Mapping? Drone surveying and mapping is the process of using drones to collect data about a physical object or area. This data is then used to create maps, models, ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Building an Internal Construction Drone Crew

August 28, 2023 by Jim Gibson
Commercial Drone
As a seasoned professional in the drone services industry, I understand the critical role that enterprise drones play in revolutionizing the commercial construction sector. The ability to gather real-time data, monitor progress, and enhance safety measures has made drones an indispensable tool for construction project managers. If you’re considering building an internal construction drone crew, here are a few key ...
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Drones’ Role in Mitigating Construction Job Site Materials Theft

August 19, 2023 by Jim Gibson
Drone Construction Monitoring
Construction site theft is a glaring problem that impacts projects in two significant ways: time and budget. The theft of vital materials, whether it’s copper wiring, heavy machinery, or tools, can significantly delay project timelines. Replacing stolen items takes time – time that could have been used to make substantial progress. Moreover, the financial blow resulting from the replacement of ...
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Drones Impact on the Construction Industry’s Top Challenges

August 3, 2023 by Jim Gibson
Image of Commercial Real Land
We are witnessing firsthand the transformative power of drone technology in revolutionizing some of the biggest challenges in today’s construction industry.  In this blog post, I’ll delve into the five most significant challenges that construction companies face in 2023 and beyond and demonstrate how drones can be the ultimate cost effective solution to overcome these hurdles and pave the way ...
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A Perfect Match: Drone Technology and Construction Software

July 25, 2023 by Jim Gibson
Co-Workers Engineering Business Solutions at an Internal Meeting
As a Drone Service Provider (DSP) that specializes in data collection services for the construction industry, I am constantly intrigued by the innovative software technologies that continue to transform traditional construction processes.  I am further excited about how drone data is becoming more intertwined with each technological advancement in construction project management software. In recent years, software has become an ...
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Vertical Perspectives: Drones in High-Rise Construction

July 2, 2023 by Jim Gibson
Commercial Building Facade Scaffolding
Drones are popular in the construction industry, and for good reason. They are used for a variety of tasks, including façade inspections, concrete pour monitoring, and structural monitoring at height. This is especially valuable in urban high-rise building construction projects, where traditional methods of building inspection can be dangerous and time-consuming.   Common Types of Traditional High Rise Inspections Visual ...
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Embracing Drone Tech in Commercial Building Construction

June 8, 2023 by Jim Gibson
High Rise Construction Skyline View
In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, innovation is the key to success. One such innovation that has revolutionized various industries, including commercial building construction, is drone technology. Drones offer tremendous potential to improve productivity, enhance internal and external communications, ensure worker safety, and maximize overall return on investment (ROI) for each construction project.  However, convincing internal teams to embrace this ...
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