Innovation: drones flying for Building and Civil Works!
Topping 2014’s most wanted present list, drones aren’t only used by the military and photographers – they can be a precious asset on building sites! How did these remote-controlled flying machines take up their place in the construction industry? From radio-controlled drones… Drones have been used at Bouygues Energies & Services since 2011. Initially used […]
Topping 2014’s most wanted present list, drones aren’t only used by the military and photographers – they can be a precious asset on building sites! How did these remote-controlled flying machines take up their place in the construction industry?
From radio-controlled drones…
Drones have been used at Bouygues Energies & Services since 2011. Initially used for aerial inspection tasks in areas that were hard to access, their range of applications is continually expanding. They are used for inspection of photovoltaic power plants, thermal balances, site monitoring, photos, videos, and more! Advantages include lower risks for humans and lower costs; new, exclusive views; and the ability to continue operations during inspection. However, the biggest advantage remains the time gained. A maximum speed of 60 km/h means that drones can detect over 200 points on the ground per square metre compared to a surveyor’s four.
… to autonomous drones
With a battery life of up to 80 minutes, drones are a real asset on-site. Marketed by Skycatch, an American start-up discovered by Winnovation, these drones can be equipped with measuring instruments of all kinds, including video, thermal or still image cameras. The first site to benefit from this innovation was the Brickell City Centre site in Miami in June 2014. “This operation allowed us to instantly compare the theoretical 4D site model and the actual 4D site model, which meant that we could reorganise the works schedule,” explains Louis Brais, project director at Bouygues Bâtiment International.
The aim is to integrate all data collected by drones into the digital modelling (BIM) so that it can be shared with all project stakeholders instantly. It’s an excellent way to allow several major innovations to work together.
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