Using Drone Technology for More Accurate, Cost-Effective Repair Planning

Session Title: Using Drone Technology for More Accurate, Cost-Effective Repair Planning
Educational Track: Innovation
Session Code: SA0219
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs

Drones continue to adopt new roles in aiding the architectural design and construction process. Drones can provide a flexible, cost-effective solution to capture photographs and video footage from various vantage points within minutes as compared to the longer lead times to set a hoist, scaffolding, roped entry, or be limited to photographs from ground level vantage point or adjacent structure. Architects who attend this session will learn how a drone can be used to monitor construction productivity and site activity during the building or repair phase of a project, working in tandem with traditional methods to proactively prepare for potential forensic investigations.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize a building or environmental condition where the use of drones for investigations would be beneficial,
  • Compare traditional façade inspection techniques with that of a façade inspection using an aerial vehicle,
  • Evaluate when the use of a drone for an inspection may not be of added value to a project,
  • Summarize current methodologies used in building exterior, civil and construction inspection.

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