Drones and Construction: How They Can Help You:
Those annoying as hell things you see kids flying around the neighborhood snapping pictures of who knows what.
While we often resist the strong urge to shoot them down, could drones actually be an asset to the construction industry?
A recent report by the white collar folk at Goldman Sachs, revealed the ‘drone industry’ (yes, that’s a thing) will grow rapidly over the next few years as it’s continued to be adopted by non-consumer markets.
One of the biggest industries which could benefit from the use of the robotic flying rats, is noneother than the construction industry.
You may be scratching your head like we were when we first reading it thinking ‘how the hell are drones going to help us on site?’. However, Goldman Sachs may actually be onto something here.
It is estimated the construction industry could represent a market of over $11 million for the drone industry as they provide low cost alternatives to areas such as inspection.
For example, for an oil and gas company wanting to inspect one of their pipelines can skip the $2,500 hourly fee for a helicopter and just use a drone instead.
So, with that in mind, we put our heads together here at Trade Hounds and thought of four ways which you could benefit from the use of a drone on site.
Four Way Drones You Can Use Drones:
Drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are ideal for taking before-and-after photos. These photos are great marketing tools because they allow you to demonstrate the quality of your work. You can then chuck these photos up on social media, or even add them to your Trade Hounds profile, to showcase how good you are at your job.
More accurate evaluations and inspections:
Aerial inspections can be performed from the ground; which means workers no longer have to risk climbing up dangerous, sketchy roofs. In addition, a safer work environment may help you attract new employees and reduce turnover rates.
As we mentioned above, Using a drone for inspections means that you no longer have to rent or buy expensive equipment. Furthermore, drones save you time by completing inspections much faster than traditional methods. This allows you to attend to more jobs, which leads to more revenue for your business.