Time, quality, and cost are critical aspects of every construction project. Drone mapping provides construction companies with the ability to survey their projects in real time and provide quality control. Using drones to get a bird’s eye view of your jobsite leads to a number of benefits, including reducing risks as discussed in part one, and increasing your chances of winning a bid as discussed in part two. In this final section, our Jacksonville construction lawyers will list more benefits of drone mapping and address some limitations, too.
Faster Billing and a Steady Cash Flow
Cash flow can be problematic for professionals in the construction industry—especially for contractors. With drone mapping, you can bill your client faster and more accurately. You can capture data one day and bill the next day, which provides the client with the exact data metrics that were captured. A more efficient project cycle and billing system will improve your project’s overall cash flow.
Better Images and Resolution
Most people do not know the true capabilities of drone-based imagery. A high-quality camera produces high-quality images from any angle. Drones can fly closer to surfaces, which improves data resolution and the overall quality of surveys. Getting familiar with the fundamentals of photography ensures that you produce high-resolution maps.
There are some limitations to drone use. For example, some companies may be hesitant about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, such as obtaining a remote pilot certificate to legally fly the drone on construction sites and passing the initial aeronautical knowledge test before receiving a remote pilot certificate. It is important to note that not all camera-mounted drones can be used for aerial mapping, so selecting the right drone for mapping requirements is key. Other challenges that construction professionals will need to consider include wind resistance and difficulty with accessing certain isolated or remote areas. Our Jacksonville construction lawyers are well-versed in federal laws that affect construction professionals. Reach out to us should you have any questions about FAA requirements.
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