GCC construction turns to drones in post-COVID-19

Construction companies increased reporting turnaround by 25% and slashed site time wastage by 18.4%

Could drones become a new way of operating for the construction sector?
Could drones become a new way of operating for the construction sector?

The Middle East’s leading provider of drone technology, Falcon Eye Drones (FEDS), has revealed an increasing number of construction firms and real estate developers in the GCC are turning to drones as they get their operations back on track following the impact of COVID-19.

As the UAE construction sector gears up to return to normal operations, FEDS said the primary areas in which drones will be utilised will include progress monitoring that can cut project value costs by up to 11.8% and can decrease the time spent to compile the snag list by 32%.

The drones can also be used for site mapping where contractors can produce a speedier workflow with less effort needed, added FEDS.

Additionally, the drone company said that the technology helped construction companies increase their reporting turnaround by 25% and cut down site time wastage by 18.4%.

Commenting on the demand for drones, FEDS CEO, Rabih Bou Rashid, said: “As the UAE and the wider region reopen their  economic activities under the new normal, players in the construction industry would like to get their projects up to speed with as much as savings they can.”

He added: “Cashflow is crucial in today’s times, hence, more and more companies are turning to drones as they provide a cost-effective, safer and time-saving alternative to the conventional construction process.”

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