Drones in Construction

Drones are becoming a more valuable tool in construction, leading to several improvements such as more accuracy, better safety conditions, lower costs, and improved efficiency. The following are some of the top benefits of employing drones in a construction project.


Feasibility and Design Studies

High-definition photos from drones can be used to create 3D models. This benefit lets the contractor identify potential issues during pre-construction in the scope to reduce costly errors and change orders during construction.


Topographic Mapping

Topographic maps in large-scale construction projects can identify design flaws relating to the ill- terrain. Traditional topographic maps are expensive, time-consuming, and not always up to date when the project starts. Utilizing drones ensures that the topographic mapping is current and accurate.

Equipment Tracking

A flyover with a drone easily and quickly assesses the employment of equipment. It can determine if the equipment is where it needs to be and if the equipment should not be on-site to minimize extension charges. A drone can also identify when equipment is malfunctioning by identifying issues remotely and alerting supervisors to the problem.

Jobsite Security

Recent studies indicated that stolen equipment from job sites totals over $300 million yearly, and less than 25% is recovered. A drone flyover can quickly see if a piece of equipment is secure. It can also use the surveillance camera to identify unauthorized individuals on the site to prevent damage or theft.


FI•CON continues to update equipment and technology to be our customers’ reliable construction and fabrication partner. We focus on being flexible to provide solutions to a changing and challenging industry. Our combination of fabrication and construction services means we have the experience to tailor projects to each customer’s needs. Contact our experienced team today to discuss your next project at ficonusa.com or (386) 364-7647.


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