PCL has entered into a three-year corporate licensing agreement with 3DR to make its UAS software available for unlimited use on all PCL projects.
The companies have been working together for around three years to leverage drone tech and now, will begin to use SiteScan.
The software includes an iPad app for drone flight planning and a web application for turning drone photos into precise maps as well as 3D models of construction sites.
It also allows project teams to share updates with owners and project stakeholders.
3DR detailed that it has already been used on more than 30 PCL projects across North America, and with this agreement, PCL is standardizing Site Scan as its drone software platform across the company.
Deron Brown, president and COO of PCL’s US operations, commented: “Site Scan has changed the way teams communicate on the jobsite.”
Adding: “Using this straightforward tool has improved our on-site documentation of existing conditions, work in place, and as-builts. Site Scan’s workflows are efficient and produce repeatable results that easily integrate into our existing software and systems.”
With this partnership, 3DR will continue to collaborate with PCL to tailor the Site Scan platform to meet the needs of large construction and civil engineering firms.
Chris Anderson, CEO at 3DR said: “As the construction industry looks to innovate and improve collaboration, efficiency, and safety, PCL has set the bar for how construction companies leverage drone technology to achieve these goals. As a customer from the earliest days of Site Scan, PCL has helped shape our software, and I am excited about formalizing our partnership, and the value they see in standardizing on 3DR.”