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5 Ways Drones are Transforming Construction

Drones—while still a newer kid on the block—are quickly becoming one of the most versatile tools on the construction site. In the last year alone, the construction industry experienced a 239% growth in drone use—higher than any other commercial sector. Here’s a look at some of the ways drones can propel your own organization forward and create better efficiency and

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Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection

There are critical infrastructure needs across North America, especially when it comes to bridges. In the U.S., for example, over 54,000 U.S. bridges are structurally deficient, which is nearly 9% of all bridges across the country. Not only that, but assessing the current state of bridge infrastructure requires an increasing amount of time and resources—and there are no shortage of

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The Future of Construction Innovation

Interested in what’s in store for construction innovation? So are we! The advent of exciting new technologies, like 3D printing, infinite computing, robotics, drones, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning, is driving a massive change in how we build things. As disruptive technologies, they will break and remake business models, reshape definitions of value in markets, create new forms

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Cut and Fill Calculations, Now in Site Scan

The cut and fill analysis is a routine, but crucial activity: it provides the information needed to effectively grade and level a jobsite and prepare it for construction. An accurate cut and fill helps you save time and money, reduce risk, and better manage resources on-site. Calculating a cut and fill properly, however, has long been a time-consuming process, with

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Drones Are Making As-Builts 5X More Efficient

Drones have become an essential tool throughout the lifecycle of a construction project. However, one area where they have sometimes fallen short is in conducting as-built surveys. This is for a simple reason: drones have been designed to effectively capture imagery and data from the top down, but not from the side. Surveying a groomed site for pre-construction, for example,

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Here Comes the Next Big Technological Boom: Drones in Construction

Increasing numbers of construction companies and civil and environmental engineering consultancies are turning to drones to capture rich aerial data and generate detailed—and financially valuable—3D models of earthwork and building sites. See the projections on how the use of these technologies will increase and how a team using drones, cameras, and laser scanners were able to produce textured, 3D mesh

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Using 3DR Site Scan for Volumetric Calculations: 95% Accuracy with 96% Time Savings

Summary: In a typical stockpile measurement scenario, calculating volumes with a drone came within 95% of a laser scanner output with 96% time savings on field data collection. For this customer, adopting drones for regular stockpile measurement led to cost savings of up to 30% and improved operational efficiency.   Business Need: A large aggregate company sells asphalt and readymix

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