Skycatch and Komatsu Australia have joined forces as part of a move to boost project efficiency across its job sites in Oceana.
The partnership will focus the High Precision Package on the construction, mining and quarry sites.
Also known as Komatsu’s Everyday Drone Solution, the HPP is a key component to the Smart Construction workflow.
It contains the Explore1 high precision UAV, the Edge1 integrated GNSS base station and edge compute module, and the Viewer, an online data visualization and analysis tool, all packaged into a commercial grade kit.
The Everyday Drone enables a user to experience time to data without needing Ground Control Points (GCP).
Aaron Marsh, national technology solution expert manager at Komatsu Australia, commented: “We are now using the Everyday Drone at the start of projects to collect whole site information for pre-tender and bidding capability, comparing against 3D design surface to provide fleet and project managers real, accurate information viewed in the Smart Construction Application.”
He added: “This allows them to work out their cut and fill volumes with accuracy from the beginning, and enables the project tender team to select the right machines for the project optimising fleet recommendation and empowering the team to make the right, data-based decisions from the start.”
Customers in Australia have already used the solution and have been out to test the receptiveness of a drone solution in the market, originally in civil construction and then in quarry sites.
Christian Sanz, Skycatch founder and CEO said: “Skycatch is proud to offer a better way of accessing precision data on-site. With traditional methods, the solutions are piecemeal, cumbersome, and time-consuming.”
“Now, customers are able to make informed decisions about changes to what was planned and what is actually happening on site in near real-time, ultimately providing greater productivity, increased profit and reducing project risk from beginning to end,” he concluded.