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Drones: Mapping the Future of the Construction Industry Part 1

As Orlando construction attorneys, we know that there are several driving forces to success in the construction industry. Two of the most important qualities for industry professionals to possess are precision and efficiency. Builders must complete projects with a certain exactness while also being extremely productive as well. Whether it’s performing work immaculately or aligning with the budgetary total of the project or reaching the final deadline, it takes a collective effort from a devoted team to reach these goals. Taking advantage of innovative technologies can certainly help.

With state-of-the-art technology at our fingertips, the construction industry is taking remarkable steps forward to ensure that projects are becoming even more precise and efficient. With increasing use of smart technology, construction sites are at the forefront of creation. One such medium that is assisting with this high level of technological sophistication is the use of drone technology on worksites. In this three-part article, we will discuss the great impact that drones have made on the industry.

Tesla’s Look Into the Future

Even in the late 1800s, the remarkable inventor Nikola Tesla could foresee the value in remote-controlled devices. In his 1898 patent “Method of and Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving Vessels or Vehicles,” Tesla stated his belief that the technology could be useful in dispatching vehicles, carrying objects and information, and even warfare tactics. Fast forward over a century later, the drone has proven to be resourceful in a variety of ways for a variety of mediums. One of the greatest allies with the flying remote control camera technology is within the construction industry.

The Eye in the Sky at Construction Sites

Providing a stunning, birdseye viewpoint, drone technology gives builders the vantage point they desire in an extremely cost-effective and efficient way. As we will discuss in more detail in section two, builders can take advantage of the elevated camera angle for progress reports, implementation of strategies, or even create high-resolution maps that highlight all of the atmospheric data present at the site. As we will discuss in the third section, creating a system that allows builders to access this aerial footage and analyze the data will be even more effective in the near future. As an article on fortune.com states, drone “intelligence allows construction companies to more efficiently deploy resources around a job site, minimize potential issues, trim costs, and limit delays.”

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.