Using professional UAV Inspection services, an asset manager can reduce the time that inspection personnel need to spend on the asset itself. So long as a mission’s flight route has been well planned, a drone can collect imagery data that covers the entire asset in a fraction of the time that it takes for inspection personnel to traverse it. It is usual that both visual and thermal imagery is collected.
After applying automated statistical processes to convert the imagery into a 3D ‘point cloud’, it is straightforward for skilled interpreters can identify locations and areas of deterioration on the building envelope. Since the data is being viewed in 3D, all areas of your asset can be visually interpreted and inspected.
As the data in the point cloud is geo-referenced with real-world geographic coordinates, a plan or a map can be provided to an inspection and maintenance team to identify areas of deterioration – before anyone needs to climb any ladders, scaffolding, undertake rope access procedures, or walk on the roof.