Construction Progress Imaging
Increase Safety and Reduce Costs
Manage, Measure and Communicate Site Progress with Drone Data
On average more than half of typical construction projects finish late and over budget.
Draco Aerial Solution provides project managers with the tools to improve progress and identify problems early before they become costly. We provide our clients with high-resolution orthomosaic, elevation and 3D maps of their jobsites. Project managers can measure stockpile volumes or detect dangerous areas within minutes — all without human intervention.
CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS TOOLS
Overlay Plans with High-Resolution Maps to Catch Conflicts Sooner
Contract Project Manager Nick Johnson of Tilt Rock of Texas uses drone mapping to manage large, custom home projects. He has been in construction for forty years and a contractor-owner for twenty five years. When he began incorporating drones into his work, he saw immediate savings of both time and money.
As the PM on a custom community with sixty seven homes, Johnson had a drone fly over the site weekly and produced high-resolution maps that he overlaid with utility, wastewater and communications plans. Homeowners on this project made frequent changes to house footprints, models and orientation. But these overlays allowed him to stay informed with real-time data, catch conflicts with services before they actually happened and redirect them at minimum cost.
A Cost-Effective Alternative to Surveying
Tumal Karunaratne uses drone mapping as a cost-effective alternative to traditional surveying. Karunaratne is a project engineer with Civil Solutions Associates, a geotechnical engineering company. In a matter of hours, Drone Deploy created an elevation map to assess the topography of a property in which the house was showing signs of damage from a landslide.
Drone-based Volume Measurement Delivers Big Time-Savings
It’s common to use traditional ground-based surveying methods to calculate stockpile volumes, but drones provide a huge benefit without sacrificing accuracy.
“Drones are safer, faster, and about half the cost as compared to traditional ground-based volumetrics.” — Dallas VanZanten
A ground-based surveyor would measure elevation every 5–10 feet on each pile. Not only would this take a lot of time and put the surveyor at risk climbing up and down the piles, but this process would also result in relatively few data points, compared to the digital surface area captured by a drone.
For this 30 acre site Dallas says “it would take a full day to cover with traditional methods.” How long was Dallas on site with his drone? Just thirty minutes.
Benefits of Stockpile Measurement
Equal to or better than LiDAR survey methods
Considerably lower cost than traditional survey methods
Reports provided within 24 – 48 hours of inspection
Eliminates the need to climb on stockpiles – significantly improves employee safety, MSHA compliance and reduces site insurance costs
Improve Decision Making and Planning
Having confidence in the accuracy of your volumetric data allows you to plan smarter and make better decisions with fewer end of year accounting adjustments.
Quick Data Collection
Save significant time and labor – collect an entire site’s data in hours not days
Measure Daily, Monthly, Quarterly and/or Annually
Improve Operating Efficiency and Profitability
Lower internal labor costs and increase inventory knowledge in order to reduce costly stock outs. Utilize your company personnel for their highest and best use which often is not volumetric measurements.
Eliminate Inventory Adjustments and Write-offs
Frequent and Accurate Stockpile Measurements eliminates surprise adjustments
Reduce Capital Expenditures
Eliminate the need to purchase expensive survey measuring equipment
Improve Reporting to Banks and others
Accurate, documented material inventory readily available to support financing
Streamline Inventory Material Audits
Readily available, documented, independent third party inspection with audit history of all material inventories
Export Data Types Available