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Construction Monitoring

HexCam provides aerial construction monitoring imagery, video and high resolution site maps for a wide range of construction projects, from 60km long offshore wind onshore construction corridors through to high rise residential buildings, port vehicle inspection facilities and medical research centres.

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Aerial visualisation of construction projects

Repeatable image and video capture flights and high resolution geolocated orthomaps created from semi-automated flights allow changes on a construction site to be quickly visualised. ‘Before and after’ sliders together with easy navigation make ‘quick and dirty’ site comparisons highly intuitive.

With the inclusion of photogrammetry height data, reliable distance, area and volume measurements can be taken to provide quantitative data for assessment of, for example, topsoil stripped areas and material stockpile volumetrics.

The increased flight ranges and heights included in our enhanced CAA permissions make it easy for us to work efficiently and unobtrusively over large area construction projects – with visual observers in place, we can fly our drones as far as 2.5km away from the Remote Pilot. All of our crews have up to date construction-specific health and safety training, full 5 point PPE and carry CSCS cards.

Our aerial construction monitoring services are trusted and used by clients such as:

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Our aerial construction monitoring process

HexCam has the in-house skills to shoot and produce a wide range of construction site progress videos including fly-throughs, hyperlapse and “FPV” filming to provide engaging public-facing updates on progress. (For examples of our creative, comms and marketing work, head over to Creative Filming and Photography). We also have access to traditional fixed pole time-lapse cameras to supplement our drone services if required.

Using our online delivery portal, site imagery can be layered to illustrate progress between capture dates as well as to incorporate construction issue drawings, site boundaries and access routes and other pertinent data against which progress may need to be assessed and quantified. 360 degree panoramic imagery and video can be added allowing site ‘walk-throughs’ and ‘look-arounds’ to take place remotely.

Regular image capture will provide a project team with up-to-date information that can help to identify problems before they become costly or start to impact on the construction programme. Data can be easily shared with multiple users in a project team to ensure that the right team members are empowered and have access to the data and photographic evidence they may need to act quickly.

Contact us now to see how our construction monitoring services can provide your project teams with up to date actionable data about site progress.

Why use drones for construction monitoring?

Spot potential issues earlier

Drone images can support, supplement and help focus traditional clerk of works inspections. High resolution geolocated imagery is quickly available meaning that points of interest or concern can be investigated, flagged, categorised and tagged for closer ground inspection and possible urgent remedial action.

Faster and safer

than traditional ground-based image capture. Minimal ground presence needed within a potentially high risk construction site environment. Risk is designed out by keeping Take-Off and Landing Sites away from dangerous areas. We can cover large areas and long distances quickly and safely.

Gain a new perspective

An aerial viewpoint can quickly help to determine overall construction progress and reveal large-scale features that can be hard to identify or quantify from ground level.

Actionable data For quick decision making

Up-to-date information to help spot site problems before they escalate and impact on the local environment, project safety, cost or programme.

Unobtrusive

Minimal impact on construction site activities while a drone fly-over takes place.

Digital twin ‘blanket’ coverage.

Views of asset surfaces from multiple angles without access equipment, such as scaffolding, obscuring views of building elements. Allows areas to be inspected time after time with the confidence that data and the resulting models can be easily aligned and compared to assess any changes on site.