Drones Capture Your Data

As drone data capture becomes more readily available to businesses, there are massive opportunities to improve and simplify the facility management workflow and show a clear differentiation from legacy systems that aren't adaptive.

For example, AkitaBox, a facility management software company that automates maintenance, planning, and inspections, will be working with PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, to integrate aerial data into the facility management workflow.

Using the PrecisionHawk platform, a user can fly a drone for data capture and automatically generate a 3D point cloud; 2D orthographic views and 3D mesh data models that can be fed into AkitaBox for further analysis and long-term planning.

Aerial imagery can be used to record how heavy equipment, temporary structures, and assets are stored and maintained on-site for insurance regulation requirements. Daily flights can also audit site conditions to identify any potential hazards. The technology can improve traceability, reduce project delays, minimize rental losses due to misplaced parts and equipment, improve logistic planning, and helps to locate assets on a site map using real-time data.

Using the technology, users can cover a large area and receive close to real-time data without resolution limitations to support urban property management.

Building inspection software can gather heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, grounds, building envelope, and other asset information from drones into a report faster than an in-person inspection.

The 'Smarter Package' includes a drone equipped with sensors and software that allow for the automatic, visual assessment of all external areas of a site and places that otherwise would be difficult to see. This process eliminates the need for a project manager to physically inspect every aspect of a site, which has historically been a necessity.

This is one example of how drone technology will be a big step towards jobsite innovations of the future.

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