Drones are making a big impact across a broad range of industry sectors – and the construction industry is no exception.
Many building companies are now using drones to keep projects on track and under budget.
Drones can deliver unmatched aerial photos, maps and data to transform a company’s workflow.
The new SiteWasp drone has been purpose-built for reconnaissance of construction sites to check the progress of buildings under construction.
Basically, this all-in-one monitoring drone aims to replace supervisors at construction sites.
“The objective of the SiteWasp drone is to remotely provide stakeholders with construction updates, thus unifying the planning process and the building process,” said the drone’s creator Sebastian Gier.
“This 3D drone system scans, measures, analyses, and documents with high-resolution images the current state and process of construction. It uses the digital BIM (Building Information Model) so that all remote stakeholders can react directly to crucial errors and differences, which leads to a more synchronised and efficient workflow.”
Saving valuable time
Designed to do a better job than a construction supervisor – and in less time – the SiteWasp can complete an entire recon in a matter of hours, instead of days when checked by a human.
The quad-copter comes with a circular body and a camera that can rotate as much as 200° on a circular axis. This enables direct scans of both horizontal and vertical surfaces – all done without changing its position.
The SiteWasp can also cover areas that are especially difficult for manual measuring like elevator tunnels.
The SiteWasp’s design is especially appropriate for the kind of activity it’s required to do. It makes the use of high-contrast colours so that it’s visible to the people around it, and even employs a robust mesh around its rotors to prevent any falling debris from damaging the drone while it’s in flight.
The SiteWasp received an Honourable Mention at last year’s Red Dot Design Concept Award, reports design site Yanko