Drone Mapping Saves Money, Time and Trees on Custom Home Construction Project

Tilt Rock of Texas Uses DroneDeploy Maps to Improve Real-Time Communication at Canyonside Project

By Nick Johnson, Contract Project Manager and Owner, Tilt Rock of Texas

On a construction site, time is money. For large, custom home projects, real-time communication is a major issue. Design plans change almost daily, and with so many variables at play, it can be difficult to get new information out to everyone in a timely manner. Conflicts quickly snowball, often going undiscovered until crews have already completed a costly installation. Drone mapping gives project managers intuitive, real-time data that can be used to keep everyone informed and on track.

I’ve been in construction for forty years and a contractor-owner for twenty-five years. My experience ranges from Solar Energy to Heavy Highway, Bridge and Underground Utilities. Currently, I am a Contract Project Manager and Owner of Tilt Rock of Texas. I also own TheDroneSpace, Inc., which I started this year so that I could continue to advance my drone services. My goal is to eventually provide drone services full time.

I found out about drones when I watched a video showcasing a drone, and I immediately connected the dots for drone use in construction. As was the case on the Canyonside project, which I’ve described below, aerial imagery can save project owners a substantial amount of time and money.

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Keep Your Construction Project on Track with Drone Mapping

Project Managers Use Drone Maps to Communicate with Stakeholders, Monitor Progress and More

More and more, project managers are finding drone mapping to be an indispensable tool during all phases of construction. Easy-to-use software allows them to create high-resolution orthomosaic, elevation and 3D maps in a matter of hours. Combined with built-in measurement tools and annotations, they can keep real-time tabs on projects and identify potential issues before they become costly. Continue reading “Keep Your Construction Project on Track with Drone Mapping”