Drones seem like new age technology, an incredible concept brought to us only recently because of our advanced scientific knowledge. But functional unmanned drones have been a reality since 1918 and incredible advancements have been made since then. And now, 100 years later, this incredibly useful mechanism has been capitalized on by the construction industry. The unmanned aerial vehicles are being used for efficient and accurate information gathering on project sites as well as further ensuring worker safety, among other things.
Drones also aid in cutting costs on projects by saving time and manpower as well as reducing safety risks for tasks which could be dangerous for a person to perform. In Jeffrey Freund’s article published to Construction Business Owner Magazine he addresses the ways in which the new pair of eyes in the sky is aiding construction companies.
Stamp, Jimmy. “Unmanned Drones Have Been Around Since World War I.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 12 Feb. 2013, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/unmanned-drones-have-been-around-since-world-war-i-16055939/.