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Benefits of Drone Survey

A new perspective

Drone technology is making a real impact within the construction industry. Never before has a representation of your work sites or land proved so detailed, interactive, and beneficial to your company.

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Simpified Survey Practise

We take surveys to new places, and make the procedure of gaining all the data quick and incredibly simple for our clients. Also 400 times faster.

Maps

Enhanced Ground Data

Thousands upon thousands of data points on the ground giving incredible maps and 3D models. No estimation between measurements.

Accuracy

Highly Accurate Results

We produce points of data on the ground are as accurate as standard surveys. But there are so many the models are better than traditional surveys.

Time & Mon

Time & Cost Saving

Our system means we lose the need for 2 to 4 people walking the site over several days. We fly the site in half a day and deliver the data within 3.

Productive

Increased Productivity

Our Platform is shared within your teams so everyone works from the same design, and pulls in the same direction. (No software needed)

Performance

Performance Monitoring

If you can see it you can measure it, and calculate cost. It is possible to monitor the performance of your projects, and keep them on track.

See How Much Has Been Done And What’s Left To Do

Using the easy-to-navigate interface takes minutes to master. You can check site volumes in seconds—and then track changes over time with our reports and time line features.

Similarly, volume measurements are quick and simple to complete. With additional calculators, you can take the guesswork out of your measurements. You can easily see and measure what has been moved, so you can quickly understand the status and how much of a particular job has been completed, and how much still needs to be done.

While we’ll be talking more in-depth about safety later, it’s important to note that drone surveying enables you to monitor your projects more closely. With frequent surveys and easy grade checks, you can keep track of performance.

View the ground panning, zooming, and in effect walking the site. View and print the photos used to produce the models and maps.

Track Progress Against Design

Regularly checking your site against design goes a long way, but it’s difficult to generate those comparisons quickly with traditional methods. Spotting a problem before it becomes expensive is ideal, but is not typically a part of the status quo. UAV Surveys wants to change that.
Shareable, version-controlled 3D site surveys resolves many issues. With UAV Surveys, you can have an unlimited number of view-only users and a designated number of admins—all working off the same, up-to-date information. Uploaded design surfaces can be viewed at any time against any survey captured for that project.


With the ability to Download our data in a BIM, and CAD friendly format, a line or surface layer can be injected into the survey data. Unprecedented planning, monitoring, and communication levels are the result.


This removes the conversation barriers that arise when you use drawings or visual inspections to gauge where you are against design.

Work and Plan With Confidence

Everyone reports to somebody. Collaboration and reporting should be painless, but it’s often anything but. Also collaboration challenges span the entire life of any project. At each stage, ensuring the right parties have the information to understand a project’s needs and complete their work on time, on budget, and to specification is critical to success. Check too if estimates are correct, measure progress quantities, and accurately compare the initial survey to the actual initial site status.


Because our platform is a browser-based tool, instead of traditional desktop software, it means that anyone with an internet browser can use it without installing complicated programs. Personnel back at the main office at the edge of the site—or miles away—can see the same information and share measurements and notes with the whole team.


Further, it houses everything in the same place: your present and past surveys; your designs and any iterations; your notes; your reports; and, of course, all your files in the formats you require. This makes access and collaboration, whether with the head office or your on-site team, painless.

Settle Disputes Easier Or Avoid Them Completely.

Using the easy-to-navigate interface takes minutes to master. You can check site volumes in seconds—and then track changes over time with our reports and time line features.

Similarly, volume measurements are quick and simple to complete. With additional calculators, you can take the guesswork out of your measurements. You can easily see and measure what has been moved, so you can quickly understand the status and how much of a particular job has been completed, and how much still needs to be done.

While we’ll be talking more in-depth about safety later, it’s important to note that drone surveying enables you to monitor your projects more closely. With frequent surveys and easy grade checks, you can keep track of performance.

Having a paper trail and easy-to-understand visuals enable you to settle disputes if they come up and troubleshoot problems as they happen to avoid legal complications or fines.

No Room For Abstraction

A trained engineer might have no problem visualising the plan in their mind, but if you want to brief one of your team members—or your client—it’s best practise to take abstraction out of the conversation.

Using the 3D site survey, not only can you “walk” someone through different areas, you can also turn on the design overlay (also in 3D), and show them how the site today compares to the final schematic.

In the past spotting mistakes has been a costly process due to the errors not being picked up in good time. An example of this is the case of drainage pipework under the M4 during an infrastructure upgrade. Due to the multi layered, two dimensional nature of the surveyors drawings, a mistaken reading of the plans resulted in the drainage pipes being laid up hill. Such a mistake meant extra time, and a lot of money had to be spent before water-flow could be restored.

Although this happened many years ago (drone technology was yet to emerge) it proves that fundamental mistakes can and do happen. Had our services been employed the error would have been picked up before groundwork had progressed too far reducing the fallout, or more likely preventing the issue altogether.

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London Office

Jeremy Bedingfield

Director

4 Ewelme Park

Nettlebed

Henley on Thames 

Oxon

RG9 6DY

Cardiff Office

Gareth Rees

Director

6 Bryn Dewi Sant,

Miskin,

Pontyclun,

Wales,

CF72 8TJ

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