UAV applications for infrastructure

Using UAVs for infrastructure inspection, monitoring and surveying represents significant advantages in regards to condition monitoring and maintenance planning. Drones are an excellent solution because they make hard-to-reach areas accessible at a low risk. They also offer great flexibility for wide area coverage at a low cost. Ranging from crack identification in roads and bridges to inspection of high-rise complex structures, UAV multiple sensor solutions make infrastructure management efficient and effective.

Expanded infrastructure

Highway Infrastructure
  • Highway conditions inspection
  • Road conditions assessment
  • Traffic surveillance
  • Vegetation monitoring
  • Road surface modelling and planning

Stand-alone infrastructure

Bridge Infrastructure
  • Structure deformation monitoring
  • Structural facades inspection
  • Under-bridge inspection
  • Rusting and corrosion inspection
  • Bridge construction surveying

High-rise infrastructure

Tower Infrastructure
  • Yearly pre-maintenance inspection
  • Structure surface inspection
  • Special components inspection
  • Sever weather damages inspection
  • Perimeter surveying

Our solutions for the infrastructure sector

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Mapping

  • Accurate topographical data for site plans
  • Hi-resolution 3D structural models
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Thermal inspection

  • High rise structure insulation inspection for heat loss prevention
  • Gas or liquid leakage detection for sensitive infrastructure (e.g. pipes, containers, etc.)
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Close-up inspection

  • Accessing hard-to-reach areas to ensure 100% inspection coverage
  • Structural health inspection (e.g. corrosion, fatigue, etc.)
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High resolution imagery

  • Regular imagery to detect short term hazards and ensure reliability
  • Live inspection monitoring of on-going complex operations
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Defect identifications

  • Localization of structural cracks and failures
  • Measurement and reference of identified anomalies
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Digital web platform

  • Centralized interface with interactive tools (mark up, annotations, etc.)
  • Multiple user access for interactive exchange of information

Your benefits

Safety

  • Reduction of personnel exposure to hazardous elements – Less ground crew risk
  • Risk reduction associated with working at heights – Less personnel falling risk

Reporting

  • Customized solution – Pre-defined customer requirements
  • Fast and accurate actionable information – Digital workable data
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Cost

  • Set-up cost reduction and faster inspection time – Fewer cherry pickers and scaffoldings
  • Opportunity for cost reduction – On-going inspection with live running assets

Resources

  • Short term flexibility – Rapid deployment of personnel
  • Resource planning optimization – More efficient allocation of highly skilled labour