Construction Planning and Design

Drone data can be used to create accurate 2D and 3D models in aerial site surveys to streamline planning and inform design.

Site Survey and Design Key Benefits

Power Line Construction Planning

Map large areas to acquire detailed, precise data using drones. Project teams can optimize power line designs based on accurate geographic coordinates.

Site Survey

Project teams can rely on cost-effective drone solutions to efficiently visualize reality and collect surveying data needed to evaluate large worksites.

Power Line Construction Planning

Traditional Challenges in Power Line Construction Planning

  • The lack of precise position data makes it difficult to align BIM designs, road vector maps, and satellite imagery, costing time and labor.
  • Without a reality model, it is difficult to accurately account for a safety distance between the power lines and buildings in the vicinity during the design phase.
  • The BIM designs can be quite different from the reality model, making it difficult to visualize and verify the design.
  • How Drones Improve Power Line Construction Planning

  • Quickly take off and fly over the worksite to create a 3D model of the area where a route might be planned.
  • Create 3D models with accurate positioning data that can be readily fitted into the BIM models to visualize designs.
  • Generate better route designs using 3D models that are compatible with a variety of GIS software.
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    Site Survey

    Traditional Challenges in Site Survey

  • Grid worksites are often located in complex geographies that are hard to access, costing significant time, manpower, and equipment investment to survey.
  • Satellite or manned aircraft data is expensive and cannot be accessed on demand, while the data accuracy is subpar.
  • The DLGs produced are difficult to visualize, unlike 2D maps or 3D models.
  • How Drones Empower Site Survey

  • Easily take off and fly over complex worksites to collect highly accurate data.
  • Rapidly generate 2D orthomosaics and 3D models as references for engineering planning and design.
  • Superimpose designs with 2D and 3D reconstructions to visualize the effect and make adjustments.
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