Up in the Air: The Key Statistics on Drones in Construction

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Drones are quickly becoming a staple in the construction industry. They are increasingly being used for a wide range of tasks, including surveying, mapping, and progress monitoring. And the key statistics show that drone adoption in construction is on the rise. Let’s take a closer look at the statistics.

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Drones in Construction

According to various market reports and studies, the use of drones in the construction industry is on the rise and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. Here are some key market statistics on the use of drones in construction:

  1. Market size: The global construction drone market size was valued at $1.12 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $2.82 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17.1% during the forecast period.
  2. Increased adoption: The adoption of drones in the construction industry has increased significantly in recent years. In 2020, more than 50% of construction companies in the US were reported to be using drones for construction project monitoring.
  3. Time and cost savings: The use of drones in construction has been shown to save time and reduce costs. For example, construction companies that use drones for progress monitoring have reported a reduction in project time by up to 20%.
  4. Improved safety: The use of drones has improved safety on construction sites by reducing the need for workers to access hazardous areas or perform dangerous tasks.
  5. High-quality data: Drones are equipped with high-quality cameras and sensors that provide detailed images and data of construction sites. This data can be used to make informed decisions and improve the accuracy of construction projects.

Overall, the use of drones in the construction industry is growing rapidly and is providing significant benefits to construction companies in terms of time and cost savings, improved safety, and high-quality data. Statistics show the expectation is the use of drones in construction will continue to grow as technology advances and construction companies continue to realize the benefits of this innovative technology.  If your company is looking to leverage the latest drone technology to get your projects completed on time and within budget, call us for a free consultation today.

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