Not that you haven’t already heard a lot about drones, on this blog site as well as elsewhere, but Construction Dive just published a handy comprehensive primer on the use of drones in the construction industry. Their series of articles covers all the critical issues that can mitigate the fear of flying: from getting licensed to analyzing aerial imagery data. It also addresses top trends influencing drone use on the jobsite and tips from drone pros on running a drone business. The FAA regulations and new rules that are impacting UAV use in construction are also covered to insure contractors have a smooth take-off and landing with their new aerial robots.
The FAA expects commercial drone usage to expand 10-fold in the next 5 years, so it behooves leaders in the construction industry to stay on the cutting edge of this new technology trend.