6 Ways Contractors Can Use Drones in Construction Projects Part 1
New technology is making it possible for industries such as the construction industry to conduct business in more efficient ways. Construction is already complex and expensive, but there’s a way for contractors to make their work more cost effective, more efficient, and much more valuable. Our Florida construction lawyers believe that contractors can take advantage of drones in six ways. This first article will cover three ways, head over to part two to learn about the remaining three.
Understand the Legalities
Before we get into the ways contractors can use drones, our Florida construction lawyers must touch on the importance of drone regulations. In spite of the numerous benefits, drones lend to contractors, contractors wishing to employ drones on their construction sites need to be aware of the new FAA regulations surrounding the use of drones. In short, commercial use requires the operator of the drone to have a pilot’s license or be operating under someone with a license.
Contractors can take their marketing to the next level with the use of drones. Instead of using photos and diagrams, contractors can attach a camera to the drone to display their work. Filming aerial shots of the area prior to development helps clients to see their vision as a reality which can lead to contractors winning a contract.
Jobsites contain many moving parts. People are working in different areas and some of them are hard to reach. Drones can more efficiently monitor the activities of workers on a jobsite for progress and ensure all workplace policies are being followed.
Surveying jobsites can be less time consuming and cheaper with the use of drones. Instead of drawing lines and measuring distances manually, surveyors can synch drones with GPS technology to create accurate maps, assess damage, and provide more reliable project estimates.
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