As construction executives, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve and utilize new technologies that can save time and money on construction projects. One such technology is the use of drones to monitor construction progress.
In the past, construction managers would have to physically visit a construction site to inspect the progress and take photos or videos. This process was not only time-consuming but also expensive, as it required transportation costs and the cost of having someone present at the site.
A recent study found that drone usage has been steadily on the rise. Currently, drones are being utilized on 55% of projects, up from 48% in 2021 and 36% in 2022. According to Dodge, usage is higher among large contractors (67%) compared with small contractors (9%).
By using drones, construction managers can now remotely monitor construction sites in real-time and receive high-quality photos and videos of the progress. This has several benefits, including the following:
- Increased Efficiency: Drones can cover a large area in a short amount of time, providing construction managers with a quick and efficient way to monitor progress. This saves time and allows construction managers to focus on other important tasks.
- Reduced Labor Costs: With drones, there’s no need to have someone physically present at the site to inspect the progress. This reduces labor costs and makes the process more cost-effective.
- Improved Safety: Drones can be flown over hazardous areas, reducing the risk of injury to construction workers. They can also be used to inspect tall structures, reducing the need for workers to climb up and inspect them.
- Increased Accuracy: Drones are equipped with high-quality cameras and can provide detailed images and videos of the construction site. This allows construction managers to identify any issues and make necessary changes in real-time, resulting in more accurate and efficient construction.
- Time Savings: With the ability to remotely monitor construction sites, construction managers can save time by not having to physically visit the site. They can also quickly receive and review progress reports, allowing them to make informed decisions and keep the project on track.
In conclusion, the construction revolution is in full swing and the impact of drones on project monitoring and management is un-mistakable. It’s clear, using drones to monitor construction progress is a cost-effective and efficient solution that can help construction executives save time and money. With the ability to remotely monitor construction sites, reduce labor costs, improve safety, increase accuracy, and save time, it’s clear that drones are a valuable tool for the construction industry.
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