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Podcast: Lift-off for drones in the Middle East?

Construction Week's latest podcast looks at why we are starting to see an increase in the use of drones in countries like the UAE

Drones are here to stay in the GCC - but are they fit for work in construction?
Drones are here to stay in the GCC - but are they fit for work in construction?

Is it time for drones to take-off in the Middle East to help manage under-construction assets like never before?

The Abu Dhabi Municipality recently rolled out a pilot scheme to use drones for monitoring engineering work on construction sites. It will test the drone’s ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions, plus its distance and altitude, raising questions about how the technology can be used to support work on the ground.

Listen to the latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint to hear about how the industry is using drones - and how it is helping companies in the region, such as ASGC, thrive.


Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series examining the most important issues impacting the Middle East's construction sector. As the podcast's episodes span 15 minutes, they provide bite-sized facts and exclusive perspectives on the biggest business determinants for construction leaders – from dispute resolution and the decline of fatalities on site, to solar energy projects, and smart city concepts.

You can listen to a new podcast episode every Monday at noon to learn more about the biggest issues in the business. In previous episodes of the podcast, the CW team has looked at why Saudi Arabia is in a race to build more hospitals, and why saving the UAE's architectural heritage is more important that ever before. The team has also examined the reasons behind the continued development of oil and gas megaprojects amid widespread energy diversification plans.

In addition to our weekly podcast series, a behind-the-scenes video of the podcast recording can be found on Construction Week's YouTube channel. 

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