Using Drones To Elevate Data Collection for Project Design

Drones: Elevating Data Collection for Project Design

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone! Spotting a drone has become much more frequent these days. In fact, in the world of architecture and engineering drone technology has become a must-have tool. Keep reading to learn how Schemmer uses drones to elevate data collection for project design.

Schemmer - Using Drones to Elevate Data Collection for Project Design

Schemmer has four FAA-certified UAS pilots that offer drone services. This translates to several advantages for the clients we serve.

Here are a few areas Schemmer is currently using drones:

  • Land Mapping and Surveying
  • Earthworks & Stockpile Analysis
  • Construction Site Inspections
  • SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning) Inspections
  • Building Façade Inspections
  • Roof Inspections
  • Aerial Photogrammetry
  • Aerial Photography and Videography

Using Drones for Surveying

Flying drones for surveying has become increasingly common and for good reason. Schemmer uses drones to collect survey-grade visual and spatial information about a project site in a much shorter time for use in creating project plans.

In the past, all topographic survey information was collected with GPS units at ground level. This process was often time-consuming and expensive. Using drones for certain projects can cut down on costs and time.

Up, up, and away!


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