Civil construction professionals are recognising the benefits of using drone data as a convenient and affordable way to improve their estimating, designing, progress tracking and reporting.
Having the full picture of your worksite at every stage of the project is critical for running an efficient construction operation. Propeller empowers onsite teams to capture their own topos, generate cut and fill maps, track project progress against the design, measure volumes, distances, grades and heights at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional ground surveys.
Estimate faster, cheaper and safer
Know what you’re quoting. Conduct your own site surveys before the job begins, and whenever changes occur. With a simple yet powerful browser app by Propeller, your team can perform quick volume calculations of material moved for contract conformance and payment.
Keep your project under control
Upload your design files to Propeller and compare them against the actual surface to ensure your project is on the right track. Instantly generate cut and fill maps to plan grading works. Enable multiple stakeholders track progress visually by comparing multiple data sets over time.
Improve reporting and communication
Propeller makes weekly and monthly reporting easy by offering easy-to-use tools for measuring, annotating and generating PDF or CSV reports to share with multiple contractors and stakeholders. No more silos; your data is consolidated in one place and everyone is working from the same page.
Drones in Construction: Workflows That Benefit from Drone Data
The demand for drone technology in the construction industry is increasing over the last few years. However we discovered that not every construction site and not every project stage can use drone data to its full potential. In this article we defined some real construction workflows that can be improved with drones and Propeller.
Drones Changing The Game For Topographic Surveying
Civil contractors are among the earliest adopters of drone technology, and they admit that drone-captured data has given them a quicker, easier and safer way to produce digital terrain models and aerial sitemaps than the methods they used before.
“Being able to produce and share centimetre-accurate mapping that’s rivaling GPS topo survey is pretty unique and awesome. Propeller's software facilitates more fluid communication as now we’re all literally working on the same page with the same reference information.”Ray Penner Project Co-ordinator/UAV Operations Manager at Scheffer Andrew Ltd.
“Our aerial data is not effective if it's not accurate. The use of AeroPoints allowed us to increase our accuracy of deliverables to our project team without inhibiting our traditional best practices and workflow to capture aerial documentation.”Grant Hagen Virtual Design and Construction Manager at The Beck Group
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