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Drones Take Construction Inspections to New Heights

Image of a construction worker flying a drone over an active construction project.

Drones are taking construction inspections to new heights. They make it possible to fully assess a building’s envelope, capturing different views of areas that are not typically readily accessible, such as the roof. Drones also make it easier to collect aerial images that show surrounding properties. Using drones for construction inspections, specifically in the commercial setting, offers several advantages over traditional methods. Drones improve accuracy, efficiency, and safety, and ultimately help improve the overall documentation and reporting.

The Benefits of Using Drones for PCAs and Construction Monitoring

  • Improved Accuracy: Drones can capture high-resolution images and video of a property, which can provide more detailed information about its condition. This can help identify potential issues that may be missed with traditional methods, such as visual inspections.
  • Faster Assessments: Drones can quickly and easily survey a property, collecting data and images for reporting purposes. This can help reduce the time it takes to conduct a property condition assessment, allowing for faster decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Increased Safety: Drones can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries that may occur during property inspections, as they can access areas that may be difficult or dangerous to reach.
  • Improved Reporting: Drones can provide detailed documentation of a property’s condition, including images and videos that can be used for future reference. This can help ensure that any changes or updates to the property are accurately documented over time.

Drone Take Construction Inspections to New Heights

Our team is well-versed and licensed in piloting drones for construction inspections of varying types. We find them especially useful for PCAs and Site Observation Reports (SORs). We also use them on long-term construction monitoring projects to help document construction progress and create a video time-lapse of the progression of a construction project. At Hillmann, our Construction Services include:
  • Energy Audits
  • Construction Loan Monitoring
  • Plan & Cost Reviews (PCR)
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCA)
  • Site Observation Reports (SOR)
  • Zoning Reports
  • Owner Advisory Services
  • Program Management
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Design Management
  • Expediting Services
  • Onsite Site Safety Management
  • Construction Safety Audits
  • Site Specific Safety Plans (SSSP)
  • Health & Safety Plans (HASP)

We also offer a wide array of Environmental Health & Safety services focused on Building Sciences and Due Diligence & Remediation Management services.

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