Aerial Drone Building Surveys
Building surveys, maintenance inspections and schedules of condition on commercial and industrial property should all include a thorough inspection of the roof and high-level fabric of the building. However, carrying out a visual inspection of difficult to reach and fragile structures is time-consuming and expensive. Now there is a better alternative!
By using an aerial drone, flown by a licensed pilot who is also a Chartered Building Surveyor, inspection times, costs and safety risks can all be significantly reduced. In addition, high-definition images and/or video footage can be provided in accordance with client requirements.
The Key Benefits of Using a Drone
- Significantly reduced access costs
- Issues are instantly identified and quantified.
- Highlights building defects which would otherwise not be identified
- Eliminates risks associated with working at height.
- Quick deployment with minimal disruption and inconvenience
- Higher quality images tailored to specific client needs
- Improved client presentations and reports
- Schedules of Condition
- Dilapidation surveys
- Roof surveys
- Defect inspections
- Progress monitoring
- Specification compliance
- Pre-acquisition surveys
- Pre-survey inspections for accurate tendering
- Post contract inspection and snagging for effective contract retention and completion
- Life cycle analysis
- Aerial marketing and promotional photography
Using the Drone
- All flights are planned in advance and carried out with strict pre-flight checks and risk assessments
- Setting up the drone on site takes less than 20 minutes
- Average inspection time is around 30 minutes.
- A large area can be covered in that time, viewing specific sections of the building from a variety of angles.
- The aircraft can be operated within large properties and can also manoeuvre in tight locations
- The drone can be flown to a maximum height of 400ft (120m) and a distance of 500m, with the pilot maintaining a clear line of sight with the drone at all times.