Select Surveys can provide Drone (UAV) technology to undertake aerial surveys and inspections, benefiting projects by reducing the time taken to measure large areas and those that are difficult to access.
Surveying: using drones to survey land or a site saves a substantial amount of time and money for topographic or boundary surveys. In conjunction with our surveyors, we can carry out surveys of large areas of land per day.
3D Modelling: 3D models (point cloud, textured model) over large areas or objects can be easily created using drone technology or can be combined with ground based laser scanning and conventional total station surveying to produce the complete 3D model.
Asset Inspection: drones provide a safe, quick and highly cost effective way of inspecting a company’s asset vs using traditional methods. Drones can be used to inspect any sections of a building or structure such as a valley of a roof, slopes etc. without putting people at risk.
Orthomosaics: hundreds of images captured using drone technology are merged to form a seamless high resolution mosaic. This orthomosaic or orthophoto is geometrically the same as a conventional map which can be used to take direct measurements. The 2D map can be imported into CAD or GIS software for the placement of roads, buildings etc.
Digital Surface/Terrain Models (DSM/DTM): the digital models produced using drone technology can be used in a wide range of areas e.g. drainage, planning, visualisation, height analysis, sight lines etc. Contour lines can also be produced from either the DSM or DTM.
Photography & Video: Aerial images and videos are a great way to capture the true magnificence of an object or building in a way that can’t be achieved through on the ground photography. It’s a completely new visual perspective that’s now affordable compared to hiring a helicopter or plane to do the same job.
Other uses for Drone technology are:
Progress Monitoring: using drone technology is a very effective way to monitor progress on a project, this can be carried out on a regular or adhoc basis according to the clients needs. The digital information produced can be used by both the onsite team (i.e. project managers, contractors, architects and engineers) and offsite stakeholder like senior management to track a project’s progress, manage resources, reduce downtime, and keep projects on schedule and within budget.
Thermal Imaging: thermal imaging is an important area within the industrial and construction sectors and with the development of drone technology it is now possible to carry out a thermal inspection from the air. Thermal imaging can be particularly useful for inspecting photovoltaic systems, inaccessible buildings, electric power lines, thermal insulation testing, archaeology or nature and animal observance.
Volume Measurement: using drone technology to measure the cut and fill volumes of stockpiles can be done quickly and accurately without the need to climb the mounts and put peoples safety at risk.
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