Civil+Structural Engineer | Drones automate vertical inspections, increase employee safety

SPH Engineering
July 1, 2022

Article by Alexey Dobrovolskiy

With the rapid growth of the drone industry, the interest from construction, engineering, real estate, and insurance communities in using UAS for building, roof, and infrastructure inspections is observed globally. This can range from inspecting buildings, bridges, chimneys, open pit walls, dams to communications and electrical infrastructure like cell towers or wind turbines. Traditionally these types of inspections are performed by highly trained inspectors using rope or scaffolding, making them more dangerous and thus driving up the cost. Fully automated drone vertical inspections are not only safer, they also allow for more precise data collection, which is very important for post-processing.

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