IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: PBC & Arup on drones

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with news from across the development sector, and this week features a post from PBC on ‘Drone surveying a London landmark.

… employers race to adopt the latest technologies…

… Drones enable enhanced efficiency and accuracy for the capturing and analysis of site data…

Russell Cole, leader of façades UK at Arup, writes for PBC:

Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used to undertake a survey of the Lloyd’s building’s external façade in the heart of the City of London. Russell Cole, leader of façades UK at Arup, discusses this challenging project and the potential of drones in surveying dense urban areas.

Digital transformation has become something of a buzzword of late, yet the benefits have been felt across many an industry as employers race to adopt the latest technologies. The engineering sector is no different, as we look for innovative new ways to carry out a variety of tasks. Indeed, the use of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs/drones) to transform surveying and modelling is a case in point.

Drones enable enhanced efficiency and accuracy for the capturing and analysis of site data. Using UAV, the data can be obtained and processed in less than two days. The point cloud data can then be converted into a 3D model, providing a 100% spatially accurate replica of the site. With additional processing, its layers can be separated and exported into computer-aided design and geographic information system mapping for further design and planning evaluation.

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