Piloting the Company Drone
During a recent survey at a site near Canterbury, our apprentice building surveyor, Josh O’Leary, was accompanied by our experienced surveyor and drone pilot, Rob Graham, as part of Josh’s learning and development plan. Together, they piloted our company drone through a demolition site assessment, shedding light on the remarkable capabilities of drone technology within the construction industry.
The presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in the roofing material rendered the structure unsafe for direct access, hindering our traditional survey methods. However, with Josh at the controls and Rob providing guidance as a second pair of eyes, we successfully captured insightful images from within the building while maintaining a safe distance.
Drones have revolutionised the way surveys are conducted, providing a bird’s-eye view of the site and capturing detailed images that were once difficult to obtain. This not only enhances the accuracy of data but also accelerates the surveying process, a crucial factor in our fast-paced industry.
Safety is paramount in the construction industry, and drones play a crucial role in ensuring the wellbeing of our team. By utilising drones for site surveys, McAndrew Martin minimises the need for manual inspections in potentially hazardous areas. This not only reduces the risk of accidents but also enhances our overall safety protocols.
Additionally, the use of drones aligns with McAndrew Martin’s commitment to sustainable practices. By minimising the need for on-site vehicles and machinery, drones contribute to a smaller carbon footprint.
As McAndrew Martin continues to embrace innovation, it’s evident that drones are just the beginning. The integration of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other cutting-edge technologies holds immense potential for transforming how construction projects are executed.
The future, it seems, holds the promise of soaring to new heights with every drone-guided survey, and we look forward to witnessing the groundbreaking innovations that lie ahead.
During a recent survey at a site near Canterbury, our apprentice building surveyor, Josh O’Leary, was accompanied by our experienced…