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A Report on the Application of Drones in Infrastructure Safety


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The term ‘drone’ usually refers to any unpiloted aircraft. Sometimes referred to as ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs), these crafts can carry out an impressive range of tasks, ranging from military operations to package delivery. Drones are a valuable addition to any industrial facility’s efforts, as they sanction a limitless aerial perspective. The opportunities for drones to have real worth are endless. A drone is mainly used in the construction industry for surveying and inspection purposes. Drones are equipped with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB, multi spectral, thermal, or LIDAR, and they can capture a great deal of aerial data in a short time. The main objective of drones in infrastructure is mainly in the area of safety. Drone technology makes the job of site inspectors safer, as they can conduct inspections remotely without entering hazardous areas. In addition, drone inspections are faster and cost-effective. The methodology of drone application in infrastructure is that they provide construction teams with an overhead view of job sites, materials, machinery, and people. Contractors are using the autonomous flying machines to record images and videos that help optimise everything, from grading plans and operations to identifying differences between as-designed and as-built site plans. Drones in construction allow contractors a chance to monitor any issue, track progress, and develop better plans on-site by providing an unrivalled view of a site at a fraction of the cost.

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Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Infrastructure Safety.
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Sravan Kumar Boosala
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU), Hinjewadi, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


The term ‘drone’ usually refers to any unpiloted aircraft. Sometimes referred to as ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs), these crafts can carry out an impressive range of tasks, ranging from military operations to package delivery. Drones are a valuable addition to any industrial facility’s efforts, as they sanction a limitless aerial perspective. The opportunities for drones to have real worth are endless. A drone is mainly used in the construction industry for surveying and inspection purposes. Drones are equipped with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB, multi spectral, thermal, or LIDAR, and they can capture a great deal of aerial data in a short time. The main objective of drones in infrastructure is mainly in the area of safety. Drone technology makes the job of site inspectors safer, as they can conduct inspections remotely without entering hazardous areas. In addition, drone inspections are faster and cost-effective. The methodology of drone application in infrastructure is that they provide construction teams with an overhead view of job sites, materials, machinery, and people. Contractors are using the autonomous flying machines to record images and videos that help optimise everything, from grading plans and operations to identifying differences between as-designed and as-built site plans. Drones in construction allow contractors a chance to monitor any issue, track progress, and develop better plans on-site by providing an unrivalled view of a site at a fraction of the cost.

Keywords


Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Infrastructure Safety.

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