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Using Drones for Inspections in Construction Part 1

Inspecting construction buildings with traditional methods can be expensive, time-consuming, and quite dangerous. There’s risky climbing involved and you have to pay a professional inspector to complete the work. When compared to conventional inspections methods, introducing drones to your job site can actually improve efficiency and reduce the occurrence of injuries associated with the inspection process.

Our Birmingham construction lawyers know that conscientious employers want to keep their job sites safe, comply with industry standards, and meet building code requirements. We believe drones can help you do just that. To learn more about drones in the inspection process, read part two of our article.

Types of Inspections

  • Roof Inspections: A drone can help an inspector observe roofs that have complex designs, various elevations, or a steep slope. This will take less time to do instead of an inspector manually climbing multiple areas of a roof.
  • Facade Inspections: A drone will allow an inspector to get a closer look and take better quality photos of a building facade. The higher and more intricate the building, the more valuable the use of a drone. An inspector would not have to use ladders, lifts, and scaffolding to be subjected to access high rise buildings.

Benefits of Drone Use

Drones can dramatically improve the accuracy and speed at which construction inspections can be completed. For one, flights and inspections can be performed on-demand and deployed quickly to capture footage that is typically harder to capture. Along with a mounted camera, drones can capture images from locations that are difficult or even impossible to reach. Depending on the size of the building an inspection can be completed within 20 to 30 minutes. The footage captured is easy to share and interpret. Some of the images can be shared in real time and can be useful for marketing to investors.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.