Drones as engineering value-adding tools

September 3rd, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The infrastructure advisory and engineering consultancy, Aurecon, is only months away from obtaining its Remote Operators Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, at which point it will start using its drones on selected projects. The consultancy’s squadron of drones will be used a value-adding tool on projects to enhance its service offering. Clients get a richer view of a project early on with the 3D models created from drone imagery. This visual and contextual information help bring clients on board to shape a better solution for their project. Clients and their internal stakeholders are able to become involved in the project development on a deeper level in its early stages. Enhanced collaboration also enables teams to reach design consensus earlier in a project, which leads to fewer iterations of the design, less wasted time, and more comprehensive feedback. Other benefits of the drone services include conducting safer and more efficient inspections, as well as record keeping which could be used as a powerful tool for settling any disputes and claims, among other things.

Contact Kalay Maistry, Aurecon, Tel 012 427-2624, kalay.maistry@aurecongroup.com

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