SLR, a global provider of advisory and environmental consultancy service, has recently joined construction firm CIRIA in its Project Steering Group, to shape the future of UAVs.
CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, an organisation designed to generate continuous improvements across the construction sector, has announced the SLR will be assisting the Project Steering Group (PSG) in a new project, concentrating on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Within the framework, SLR will work to produce a guidance document detailing “the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for infrastructure asset management.”
Whilst the use of UAVs is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority, at present there is ‘insufficient’ independent industry guidance for their use within infrastructure asset management.
As a result, the PSG aims to generate guidance which would help establish the principles of good practice for the use of UAVs in the industry. The ultimate objective of the project is to provide anyone involved with asset management services with a clear understanding of how the technology can be utilised to improve their asset management capability.
Joined by other members including representatives from HS2, the Environment Agency, Network Rail, Tideway, ESRI and Thames Water, SLR will support the project by providing case studies of work we’ve completed over the last four years utilising drones.