Civil construction companies are essential for the contraction industry. In the U.S., the construction industry brings in an annual revenue of roughly $1.7 trillion. These construction companies can provide excavation services, heavy haul services, and can help all kinds of businesses.
One of the reasons civil construction companies have been so effective over the last few years is their willingness to adapt with the changing times. According to The Denver Post, drones are now being used to help excavation and land surveying organizations and provide additional aerial assistance.
Though drones can significantly help various industries, it’s not as easy as flying a single drone for an hour or two and solving all your problems.
“Firsthand knowledge on using drones is the biggest gap that exists today,” said Morris Hansen, vice president of a search end reduce team that has been using drone technology to help retrieve lost pets and at-risk hikers. Hansen, a recreational drone user, has been applying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to help the general public. “Putting the thing up in the air doesn’t solve all of the problems. You have to know when to put it up there, what you’re doing up there, what camera to use up there and how to be safe.”
In addition to all the logistical aspects involved with drone usage, whether it be for land surveying requirements or equipment restrictions, civil construction companies have had difficulties obtaining necessary training, licensing, and the drones themselves.
“It’s a little bit of the Wild West in terms of UAVs,” said Bob Gann, deputy director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety — the Center for Excellence. “We’re really in the early stages of people using them in a programmatic way. We’re trying to get away from everybody doing their own thing to a more pragmatic approach that agencies can follow.”
Though drone legalities are currently in their infancy, this new technology will certainly lead to improved land survey services in the near future. If you’re in need of surveying, heavy haul, or excavation services, contact Brown Bros., Inc. today.