A well kept secret is that drones can be used for BOTH smaller jobs and large building sites. In fact, many small contractors are already using them for jobs as simple as inspecting gutters and roofs on residential and light commercial properties. In some cases, the power of the drone propeller wash can even clean out dry leaves and other debris from a gutter installation.
However, another market is forming at the upper end of construction – where both visuals and measurements are used to monitor and even survey building and development sites. Some higher end models even have infrared cameras which can be used to monitor crop health – as well as helping to find lost persons in the public safety sector.
Books are being written on these many uses – however, we will start with a small infographic that describes some of the models as well as the jobs being accomplished. Keep in mind that the field is moving so quickly that articles such as this may have a limited shelf life when it comes to particular models. For example, the DJI Inspire I mentioned has already been superseded by the newer Inspire 2.
Courtesy of one of our partners, find the infographic below – note you will have to click on it a couple times in order to fully enlarge it – then you can even download the enlarged version.