According to McKinsey & Company over 50% of construction projects finish late and over budget. This challenge is causing project managers on any sized jobsite to leverage drones as a part of their day-to-day operations.
Drone images improve progress tracking and help catch problems before they turn into major issues adding costs to your bottom line and weeks to your timeline. By simply mapping your worksite each week, you can learn an unparalleled amount of knowledge about every aspect of your project.
Here are 4 ways to keep your projects running on time and under budget.
1. Track Progress Weekly and Generate Photo Reports
By generating drone maps of your jobsite on a weekly basis you can save the time it
would take your project manager to walk and visually inspect the entire site. Since you
are leveraging drone technology you can easily fly the same flight path so progress can be easily tracked on a week-to-week basis.
Create visual timelines of a project to easily track progress.
2. Use Map Overlays to Compare Site Conditions
Byoverlaying site plans such as utility, wastewater, and equipment clearances - project managers can build a more informed image of the progress of their projects. When comparing what was expected to be built to what is actually being built, potential snags and challenges can be uncovered and prior to them becoming major headaches and resolved for a fraction of the cost.
3. Communicate and Share Information More Efficiently with Team Members
Because all of the information and photos/videos captured by drones is already in a digital format, sharing your information with team members and stakeholders becomes effortless. Most drone software allows users to manage permissions and store all of your data in the cloud, allowing for controlled instant access.
Create real-time maps that are simple to share with team members and steakholders
4. Manage Subcontractors More Effectively
By using weekly progress monitoring you can perform real-time quality assurance checks and work with your subcontractors to quickly overcome potential challenges. Instead of taking days to manually identify, document and share issues with subcontractors, drone maps will allow you to identify and overcome issues in a fraction of the time.
Start Leveraging Drones on Your Jobsite
The advantages of construction companies leveraging drones on their jobsites go far beyond than what’s listed in this blog post. If you’d like to learn more about how you can easily start leveraging drones in your day-to-day operations, contact us today.
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CDS, Inc. provides end-to-end aerial services across New England. Our passion is creating and implementing transformational business change through the application of drone and UAV technology. We provide our clients aerial footage for marketing, mapping, inspection and data collection. We pride ourselves on our commitment to safety, process, and extremely fast turnaround time on each project. CDS, Inc. is fully insured and FAA Part 107 certified.