It’s hard to find an industry that hasn’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The architecture, roofing, or solar industries aren’t any different, each with its own sets of challenges.
These industries deal with innovative methods to improve the efficiency of conducting aerial mapping and surveying, onsite reviews, construction planning, and bidding. However, these were the problems long before the pandemic.
The problem is that these challenges haven’t been tackled yet. In fact, they’ve gotten worse. That’s why the people related to this field have been forced to think seriously about these problems.
A Technical Introduction to Aerial Imaging
Aerial photography has been available for decades. The opportunity to view imagery on demand is one of the most unique and game-changing facets of the technology. Construction companies and government planning groups use aerial photography to provide a complete image of a project before actually stepping foot on the job site.
Aerial imagery provides three major advantages to building contractors, including the heightened need for social distancing and remote capability during this pandemic.
Onsite Personnel Requirements Are Reduced
Due to social distancing, incentives to reduce the number of individuals on-site needed to be taken. However, there are drawbacks of minimizing time on site outside of the pandemic as well. As a result, the probability of staff injuries is reduced, as is the homeowner’s and company’s responsibility.
Detailed 3D spatial maps and automation also allowed roofing, solar, and government contractors to do business with the consistency of being onsite whilst reducing the need to be physically present. This is extremely useful in terms of personnel and budgeting at routine, pre-pandemic periods. It offers a reassuring degree of protection in the era of coronavirus.
Forecasting in Detail from a Distance
When it comes to prospecting new projects, one legitimate question for building contractors is whether new technologies can have the same degree of precision and accuracy. The good news is that it is very dependable. The most advanced aerial surveying equipment for imaging ensures pinpoint precision.
Roofers and solar installers can accurately weigh a roof down to a pixel equivalent to an inch or less. Since technology is progressing rapidly, it won’t be long before imagery includes measures that are as precise as putting anyone on the roof with a tape measure.
Expanded Surveying Time
Since there are many considerations involved in protecting staff protection and ensuring job execution on schedule, the need to deliver rapidly and effectively is an ongoing concern. This is tenfold compounded at a period when both public and private sector projects have slowed to a halt.
Aerial imaging technology, at its finest, drastically eliminates some of the more time-consuming aspects of surveying and prospecting on a project. Contractors cannot only make better-informed choices, but they can also make them even more accessible.
Time saved on any project is extremely valuable; moreover, time saved on projects that have already been severely affected by a disaster like COVID-19 is much more so.