Contractors like Clayco use drones to scan and monitor their jobsites, and would benefit from rule changes that would allow beyond-line-of-sight flying. Photo: Clayco
Drones keep getting smarter. How will they fit into construction workflow?
This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...read more
Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp
“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...read more
Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.
MyDefence Communication’s Co-founder and CEO Christian Steino (pictured at right) has partnered with two stadiums in England and two prisons in Denmark to test his company’s KNOX anti-drone system. The system can jam a UAVs signal to prevent the drone operator from controlling the device.
The new anti-drone system looks to protect stadiums, prisons, and other sensitive buildings and s...read more
The technology can be used to prevent terrorist attacks and spying.
Photo courtesy of CyBe Construction
The building is a lab for research on drones and 3D printing technology.
Drones shot video to document the test of a fall-protection system at Level 10 Construction’s 181 Fremont high-rise project in San Francisco. In this case, the system protected an active daycare center on the roof next door. Courtesy Level 10 Construction.
Some estimate 85-90% of drone operators aren’t FAA certified under the agency’s Part 107 rules or...read more
For the construction of an ice rink (top left building) for a high school in Massachusetts, drone footage overlaid with BIM modeling and advanced visualization helped a project team understand design options and simulate construction sequences. Image courtesy Skanska USA.
More AEC firms are boarding, as new FAA rules ease restrictions on operating unmanned aerial vehi...read more
Rendering courtesy of Saúl Ajuria Fernández
The project was designed by Saúl Ajuria Fernández as part of his master’s degree in architecture....
People in the construction business are finding all sorts of great applications for drones, inclu...read more
Photo: Paul Cooper/Creative Commons.
The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Au...read more
Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...read more
A Stantec technical expert launches the firm’s fixed-wing drone. Lightweight fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs are becoming important tools for AEC firms. Photo courtesy Stantec. Click images to enlarge.
UAVs, now mounted with higher-quality image-capture cameras and software, offer crisp building an...read more
The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report
CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components.
A construction specialist programs the flight path of a drone using a Sony tablet that's part of a Site Scan platform that Sony, 3DRobotics, and Autodesk have introduced to make using image-capture data from the field easier with modeling and design software easier. Image courtesy 3DRobotics
3DRobotics, Autodesk, and Sony launch Site Scan to speed the process of making models from field...read more
Drone imagery of map volumes—such as stockpiles of building materials—can now be measured and processed in the field, with accuracy that the software provider claims rivals laser scanning. Image: DroneDeploy
DroneDeploy’s latest app is available for all mobile devices.