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Drone Construction Photography

There are many different ways in which drone construction photography can benefit a building or land development project.

Common Goals

Every Project may have unique goals and requirements for Progress Imaging.  But some common benefits are:
  • An Accurate record over time.
  • Management team collaboration.
  • Off site or even out of state progress monitoring.
  • Owner and investor relations.
  • Lender documentation.

Why a Drone?

There are obvious benefits when using drone construction project photography.
  • Points of view can be at any height necessary to gather the needed image.
  • Images can be repeated using GPS waypoints in order to have a consistent perspective.
  • Using available cutting edge technology, a drone can repeatably fly a grid capturing a precise set of images that are processed resulting in orthorectified images and 3d surface models that can be highly accurate.

Aerial Photography;
A Must Have Tool For Developers

Drone Project Progress Photography South Perspective
Drone Project Progress Photography – South Perspective (June 2016)
Drone Project Progress Photography South Perspective
Drone Project Progress Photography – South Perspective (Feb. 2017)

Most of us benefit from information that is visually presented.
Clear communication using drone construction progress photography can be invaluable for the amount of information that can be quickly conveyed to the team.

  • Images can be shared with managers, owners and investors to quickly demonstrate and document development progress.
  • Critical issues or potential problems can be identified and disseminated to the team quickly.
  • Planning for critical tasks using high resolution imagery can reduce costly miscommunication errors and ensure team members understand the site environment early allowing them to hit the ground running.

The investment in drone captured construction project progress photography products could pay for itself many times over. Preventing one misunderstanding or mistake could be all it takes.

Drone Project Progress Photography - West Perspective
Drone Project Progress Photography West Perspective
Drone Project Progress Photography East Perspective
Drone Project Progress Photography – East Perspective

South Perspective Comparison

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The Value in the ability to Annotate Imagery to quickly Identify
and Communicate project details cannot be overstated.

Annotate Drone Development Progress Imagery
Annotated Development Progress Imagery

High Resolution Drone Captured Orthorectified Geo Referenced Imagery.

The following image is more than just an interesting picture.  A precise series of images are captured from a uas (drone) and orthorectified to eliminate distortion in the resulting orthoimage.

The orthoimage is then georeferenced and can be  used within GIS products, Google Earth, Google Maps, Autodesk, and other platforms. This can be an invaluable tool to quickly and accurately document project progress. Annotations and measurements can all be done depending upon the accuracy of the orthoimage.

Photogrammetry data can be used for orthoimage overhead imagery like the example below. But it can also be used to produce 3d surface modeling (DEM) including elevation profiles and 3d modeling products from actionable data can be obtained. For example volume measurements, drainage studies, etc.

Drone Project Progress Site in Washington state.

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Large or Small Projects, Drone Construction Photography

can be a Valuable Tool

Custom home builders and developers alike can benefit from drone project photography.

Each visit to a site, the drone can capture the same prospective images. These images can be used to document and evaluate progress at the site. Over the course of the project, a complete time lapse record of the project is recorded.

Imagery can be captured on a regular basis, or scheduled for a certain date to record a specific detail or action as needed.

Drone Project Photography - Excavation
Drone Project Progress Photography – Excavation
Drone Project Photography - Stem Walls
Drone Project Progress Photography – Stem Walls
Drone Project Photography - Foundation Complete
Drone Project Photography – Foundation Complete
Drone Project Photography - Framing
Drone Construction Progress – Framing

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
Let us put this powerful tool to work for you on your next project.