Month: October 2017

Inspection and Insurance Services with our Drones

Inspection and Insurance Services with our Drones

As a building or insurance inspector, you can use drones to inspect sites and infrastructure more efficiently and in a safer manner.

Building inspectors: Use drones to identify issues on roofs, building exteriors, and elevated towers without the need to spend hours walking or climbing a site. Collect better data, save valuable man hours, and reduce the need to send contractors into unsafe conditions.

Insurance inspectors: Use drone data as a way to streamline inspection claims by quickly and comprehensively assessing damage to property, homes, and commercial real estate.

Agriculture insurance: In the case of agricultural insurance, gather a complete picture of an entire field so that you can make the most accurate damage assessment.

Applications 

What role do drones play in the commercial inspection industry?

  • Improve safety: Perform remote inspections to identify problem areas that need further attention. Reduce the amount of time crews spend on roofs, elevated towers, and other dangerous areas.
  • Thermal imaging: Gather accurate thermal imagery to identify structural issues and remotely identify problem areas.
  • Enable complex simulations: Drone-generated 3D models aid with forensic inspections by providing a cost-effective way to reconstruct incidents.

How can construction companies apply drones to their operations?

How can construction companies apply drones to their operations?

The construction industry is complex. Construction pros need technology that won’t add to the complexity of a project, but instead help to simplify it. Drone maps and models are a cost-effective, user-friendly way to help achieve this goal.

Speed is also essential to construction projects. Contractors are constantly working against timelines, and they need to have access to real-time insights to make smart decisions. Drone maps make it easier and more efficient to manage work as it is happens, and monitor site progress over time.

How does the construction industry apply drones to their businesses?

  • Management oversight: Keep real-time tabs on projects with regularly updated overhead maps. For in-depth analysis, zero in on key areas, often with enough resolution to see individual studs.
  • Site progress: Track progress against 3D models and aerial views. How many floors have been built in the past week? Are the builders following the plan? Are we on track to complete the project by the deadline?
  • Improved communication: Share maps and models with internal and external stakeholders for streamlined communications. Keep everyone in the office up-to-date and informed — even if you’re still on site.
  • Site planning & surveying: Instead of hiring a survey team to survey a greenfield site, you can hire a drone business to perform the same job faster, with as much accuracy, and at a lower price point. In some cases, this information is even more accurate because drone-generated point clouds gather millions of points compared to the hundreds gathered in a ground-based survey.
  • Stockpile measurement: Instantly measure stockpile volumes, so you can make on-the-spot decisions about your materials needs.
  • Safety improvements: Identify safety concerns in real time, so your team can address them quickly. Reduce the time employees and contractors spend on roofs, steep slopes, and other dangerous areas.
  • Virtual design and construction: Export drone-generated point clouds in 3D design software for powerful insights. Ensure site progress is in step with original design plans.
Drone Video: Fall Colors by Drone in Arizona’s White Mountains

Drone Video: Fall Colors by Drone in Arizona’s White Mountains

This video was shot in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest near Big Lake. It was a windy day out in the forest, but that deters us from flying and taking awesome pictures. https://photos.app.goo.gl/VIrsOdaoWE3l7u2g1

How does the agriculture industry apply drones to everyday workflows?

How does the agriculture industry apply drones to everyday workflows?

In agriculture, it’s all about understanding what’s happening in the field, in order to increase yield and improve efficiency. Mapping by drone gives growers and agronomists detailed insights about crops that would not be noticeable on foot or by traditional land-based methods.


How does the agriculture industry apply drones to everyday workflows?

  • Crop scouting. Using drones is a much quicker, simpler way of scouting crops to find irregularities and issues, so that you can reduce variability and solve problems faster.
  • Soil mapping: Identify crop variation and damage across an entire field in a matter of hours.
  • Irrigation optimization: Drone imagery helps identify irregularities in irrigation based on vegetative cover and other indicators that you can only see from overhead, so you can make adjustments and achieve irrigation uniformity.
  • Drainage repair: Fix drainage issues so that water is consistent across the crop.
  • Yield optimization: Make the right crop adjustments faster with instant data and detailed mapping.
  • Yield projections: Make accurate projections based on detailed, high-resolution mapping.
  • Nitrogen application: More easily see nitrogen deficiencies in your crops.
  • Emergence/Stand count: Determine if you need to replant in any areas.
  • Equipment malfunction detection: Catch equipment issues that result in uneven seeding, pesticide distribution or replanting or gaps in plants.
  • Pest issues: Determine if any areas are having pest issues, and assess the effectiveness of pest control strategies.