Indiana Subcontractors Association Meeting Focuses on Using Drones in Construction
INDIANAPOLIS, IN As a part of their "technology in construction" series, the Indiana Subcontractors Association hosted an event that focused on introducing the industry to the basics in the use of drone technology in construction.
The meeting was held in the VU Aviation Technology Center, a facility normally used for aircraft maintenance training.
Brian Pfaehler of DronEye Imaging discussed the use of drones on construction jobsites and how using drones can be a tool in learning more about the aerial topography of a jobsite, assisting significantly in inspections in hard-to-reach places (such as watchtowers and under high bridges) and viewing construction progress.
Pfaehler said there were "endless possibilities" in the use of drones saying, "we come across new applications every day."
One such surprising growth in their use has been in interior imaging such as in large warehouse or distribution center and parking garages.
Kevin Muir of Hylant made the point that while aerial imaging provides great tools, there are also some protocols to follow in the use of drones to insure safety and avoid fines. For example every drone needs to be registered in the same manner as, for example, every 737.
Mark Hanna of Precision Point provided a presentation that delved into the topic of 3D laser scanning, point clouds and how they relate to BIM and the overall project.