Using drone technology for roof and cladding surveys

July 6, 2018 10:23 am

When using traditional methods, building and roof inspections methods can be a difficult, dangerous and expensive task.

Widely-used traditional roof inspection methods require an individual to use rope access techniques, expensive scaffolding or cherry pickers. By replacing traditional methods of surveying with new, digital solutions, Waldeck make roof and cladding inspections faster, safer and much more efficient, still capturing the same information but at a higher accuracy and higher quality.

With health and safety a top priority in all surveying operations, the latest modern technology also means that working at height is no longer required, mitigating many of the risks associated with the task.

For the construction industry, drones offer many uses and benefits, which bring together traditional methods of surveying, but here, Waldeck explore the services and benefits offered in utilising drones for roof and cladding inspections.

We can also use the data to monitor defects, provide BIM models, CAD drawings and automatically generate quantities for costing purposes.

Services

Review and Inspect your Assets

Waldeck’s remote drones provide our clients with a cost-effective, high quality solution for aerial surveys. They are equipped with high definition cameras which can capture picture perfect images of roof defects, allowing us to prepare bespoke reporting maintenance schedules.

Estimate and Measure your Assets

Waldeck’s drones capture high quality images which are then processed and interrogated to measure distances, to find the lengths and heights of cladding, roofing defects, as well as measuring the area of a building to provide an accurate estimate on materials required.

Rapid Data Capture to Model Translation

Waldeck’s drones gather data which is far richer and much more detailed than traditional methods. We utilise our in-house expertise to enable the quick translation of the data captured into detailed 3D models and 2D CAD drawings, if desired, for use on anything from; analysis of existing structures, predictive maintenance, re=clads  to project monitoring and compliance verification.

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Benefits of using drone technology

  • Health and safety improvements and risk mitigation
  • Significant cost savings and efficiencies are created
  • Rapid data capture to model translation enables for a quick turnaround of information
  • Tailored surveys to meet individual client needs
  • Simple site set up and ability to capture hundreds of images in just a couple of hours, leads to reduced time on site
  • Reduced time on site minimising operation downtime

Conclusion

Drones are an excellent tool enabling our pilots to work closely with our engineers to reach difficult-to-access areas of buildings or rooftops in order to identify defects or provide vital information that are likely to have been missed or extremely difficult to access using traditional surveying methods.

The implementation of drone technology for roof and cladding inspections enables Waldeck to mitigate risk and improve health and safety for our clients, whilst creating operational efficiencies, reducing costs and saving time.

To find out more about our aerial surveying offering, please see our Digital Surveying offering here , download the flyer below or speak to one of the team on 08450 990285.

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