Time and Cost ROI Calculator for Drone Surveying

Calculating the return on investment of new technology tools can be hard for businesses big and small in the civil construction and resources sector. But knowing this number to benchmark decisions and pitch the new idea to higher-ups is vital.

Use the ROI calculator below to see how much possible ROI you’d gain when you switch to drone surveying for your construction site, mine, quarry, or landfill.

Time and Cost ROI Calculator

Step 1 of 6
1 What type of worksite(s) do you work on?
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What is the total number of worksites your company operates?

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2 What method do you primarily use to measure and survey your site?
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What is the average size of your typical site?
acres

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3 What is the total number of surveys you complete per year on a typical worksite?

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What is the average cost per survey for your business?
$USD

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4 Time Spent Per-Survey:

In-field time spent per survey:

Average time is 8 hours per survey
hours

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In-office processing time spent per survey:
Average time is 4 hours per survey
hours

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5 Stockpile Variance

How many times per year do you experience a variance between your survey reports and what’s actually on the ground?

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What is the average value of the write down when you find a variance?
$USD

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6 Your results are ready, where should we send them?

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Results

Total Savings
$834,800
Time Savings
Annual time savings
263.52 hours
Per survey time savings
10.92 hours
Cost Savings
Annual survey savings
$34,800
Per survey cost savings
$1,450
Reduced Variance Savings
$800,000