Drone inspection of building facade for cladding/building defects

We carried out an inspection of a building facade and roof of a residential apartment block for a client to investigate cladding/building defects.

The drone inspection provided HD images plus 2D/3D digital data to the client. They are being used for defect, planning and maintenance purposes.

Our special license from the CAA, an OSC (Operational Safety Case) allowed us to carry out this complex drone survey or inspection operation in heavily congested (urban) area to within 20m of people, vessels, vehicles or structures outside of our control. This is further reduced to only 10m during take-off and landing.

We have carried out numerous flights in cities across the UK capturing digital data for pre-acquisition surveys, due diligence surveys, planned maintenance programmes, dilapidation surveys or schedule of conditions etc. The digital data provides deeper data insights, better collaboration on projects, improves data deliverables to clients, while reducing costs and risks.

Drone technology can be used for different types of asset/portfolio surveys, for example residential, commercial or industrial roof, facade or building inspections.

The digital outputs from drone technology can be as simple as geo-tagged HD images or video, to more complex outputs like a 3D point cloud, 3D textured model, 2.5D digital surface model (DSM), 2D orthomosaic or 2D Google KMZ files.

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