ProDroneWorx were engaged by a large building surveying company to carry out a detailed roof inspection using drone technology of a very large building (over 500,000 sq. ft.). The high quality digital information was required for a schedule of conditions. The advantages of using drone technology over a cherry picker for the roof survey were:
1. very cost effective
2. speed of deployment and data capture
3. unparalleled access to all parts of the roof
4. improved health and safety
5. enhanced data for detailed analysis
ProDroneWorx can assist building surveyors carry out any of the following services using the digital information from drone technology:
1. pre acquisition surveys
2. due diligence surveys
3. planned maintenance programs
4. dilapidation surveys
5. schedule of conditions
Drone technology is an ideal tool for roof inspections, bridge inspections, solar farm inspections (using thermal imaging), facade inspections, building inspections, industrial unit inspections, etc.
We also have the ability to carry out roof surveys in heavily congested areas i.e. city centers like London, Birmingham, Manchester etc where it would be necessary to obtain special permits from the council and transport authorities to close roads, footpaths etc when using a cherry picker or scaffolding etc.
None of this is required when using a drone as we can operate within 10m of public roads, footpaths, people etc not under our control. Very few firms can fly a drone that close to people or property not under their control.