Balfour Beatty deploys drone tech as part of M6 smart motorway development

Balfour Beatty has been using drones as part of its development of the smart motorway on the M6. With support from Heliguy, the infrastructure group has been using drones, including the DJI Phanton 4 RTK, in a bid to increase efficiency, gather data faster, improve asset productivity and gain high-accuracy results. Specifically, drones are being used for quicker stockpile measurements, informative aerial progress reports as well as accessing hard-to-reach areas. Craig Matthews, principal UAS manager for Balfour Beatty commented: “Drones are a great tool to deliver the results safely, quickly and accurately.” He added: “They remove people from harm’s way,
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