West Lothian building firm Mullholland Contracts has bought a GPS-enabled drone to help with day to day on-site work.
The groundworks, surfacing and utility contractor will use the drone to monitor site progress and generate models and maps for its clients.
According to a report from Insider, the company has acquired a full drone pilot certification from the Civil Aviation Authority as well.
The report goes on to describe that the DJI Inspire 2 will be used to assist with the monitoring of earthworks, the tracking of site progress, and the generation of up-to-date maps for clients.
Finance director at Mullholland, Kevin Breen, told the Insider: “Using drones to capture survey images of the site is only the beginning of the value that they can offer Mullholland and our clients. The planning, architecture design and engineering that go into shaping what transforms into a new development; all require the best data.”
He added: The drone allows us to use data to create 3D models and maps and becomes another highly effective tool to the company, adding to traditional surveying methods with modern technology.”