PrecisionHawk has purchased Uplift Data Partners, a specialist in turnkey inspection services.
Uplift focuses on delivering its services for construction, building information management and real-estate.
As part of the move, Uplift’s cohort of commercially trained drone pilots will join PrecisionHawk’s 15,000 strong network.
Additionally, Suzanne El-Moursi, CEO of Uplift, will join PrecisionHawk’s executive leadership team managing the company’s construction line of business.
PrecisionHawk CEO, Michael Chasen, said: “This acquisition displays PrecisionHawk’s commitment to strengthening our technology and expertise in high-growth markets.”
He added: “By combining PrecisionHawk’s leading-edge products and services with Uplift’s industry experience and training standards, our customers will receive best-in-class aerial data and analytics for complex construction and facility inspection projects through a simple and easy to procure process.”
This is the fifth acquisition for PrecisionHawk in 2018, following purchases earlier in the year which include Droners.io and Airvid.
In September it purchased both HAZON and Inspectools which specialise in the delivery of inspection services and technology for the energy industry.
El Moursi, Uplift CEO, said: “Our mission at Uplift is to support the modernisation of the architecture, engineering and construction industry by creating tools and training that improve the accessibility of drone services, thereby delivering true value to construction projects.
She continued: “The construction industry is uniquely rugged, yet defined by innovation and intelligence, and we are thrilled to join PrecisionHawk, a company that is both aligned to this mission and committed to the growth and expansion of the industry.”