In Jumeirah Pearl, a road was to be reworked due to misalignment issues. Commissioned by the consultants Khatib & Alami, FEDS would take bi-weekly progress captures of the site sized 42,00 m2. With the main focus being to avoid any further misalignment issues. The deliverables were high-resolution 2D Orthomosaic map and 3D models which the client used to create comprehensive reports and track progress. Using our drone data the construction of the road proceeded smoothly without any further issues.
A report published by AutoDesk & FMI reported that insufficient project data and miscommunication causes 52% of reworks. Monitoring the progress on a construction site is integral to keep operations running smooth, avoiding any delays and reworks. But the issue is, on a typical construction site with multiple contractors working on tight deadlines obtaining the sufficient data is a real challenge. There is a requirement for greater visibility into construction sites that traditional monitoring methods cannot provide.
The traditional method of progress monitoring is highly inefficient, relying on written reports and photos taken from eye level- There is a clear need for greater visibility. The flow of information is inefficient as well, where the general contractor reports their respective update to the site engineer who then updates the Project Manager. These reports are communicated via time-consuming meetings. The project manager spends a bulk of their time compiling and generating these reports; this time can be put to better use. But these Progress Reports are integral to the construction operation to ensure that the project is on track and within budget.
Using drone technology Progress Monitoring can be disrupted and made efficient. Drones offer an aerial overview of the entire site in record time. Traditionally if you wanted an overview of the whole site, it would take weeks to aggregate and compile a report with actionable data. Drone Technology can enable you with: Aerial Data, Cloud Reporting, Saving Time and Full Historical Data. It can reduce costs and streamline your operation by giving you actionable data at near real-time.
With the introduction of drone technology, we have observed 32% decrease in snag list compilation time, and 25% reduction in time spent on reworks.
The FEDS team conducted two flights per cycle, one to capture images for the 2D Orthomosaic map, and the other to take video for 3D reality modelling. We achieved an average GSD of 2.5 cm.