Uses for Drones as a Tool in Construction

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Construction projects can be both lucrative and exciting, but they are also complicated, time-consuming and resource intensive. Drones are the newest tool that contractors in the construction industry are using to ensure their projects run as smoothly as possible.

What are drones?

A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (an aircraft piloted by remote control or onboard computers). The specific ones we are referring to are small and equipped with high definition cameras.

Drones as a Tool in Construction Projects - Construction Caribbean


How can drones help construction projects?

Aerial assessments are one way for construction companies to capture progress and conduct site surveys on the job site.

Caribbean Aerial Photography’s complete UAV system generates –


  • High-resolution aerial images (below image of the One Republic site in Warrens, Barbados)

    Drones as a Tool in Construction Projects - Construction Caribbean


  • Topographic mapsDrones as a Tool in Construction Projects - Construction Caribbean

  • 2D and 3D models

Drones as a Tool in Construction Projects - Construction Caribbean


  • Accurate volumetric data

    Drones as a tool in Construction Projects - Construction Caribbean


Construction site progress is more efficiently tracked, resources managed, downtime reduced, and projects are more often kept on schedule. The Contractor can have a detailed progression report and the client would have a greater appreciation of the stages of the building process.

Weekly drone flights help construction firms capture progress across an entire job site.  Project teams have an on-demand visual history of the latest excavation and construction progress, making it easier to calculate distance, perimeter and volume.


Survey Accurately in a Fraction of the Time

Caribbean Aerial Photography helps to efficiently collect aerial data to improve site planning and quality control, manage assets, and reduce risk on the job site.


  • Accurate Surveys
    • Generate accurate contour maps using ground control.
  • Project Monitoring
    • Repeat mapping flights weekly to monitor change over time.
  • Instant Measurements
    • Measure distance, area and volumes instantly on any device.
  • BIM Integration
    • Create point clouds compatible with BIM software.
  • Shared Insights
    • Share maps to update stakeholders and align teams.
  • Safe & Compliant
    • Fly safely with pre-flight checks and compliance tools.


“I think that Drones are very useful with respect to how they can be used for Real Estate Developers and Construction projects as you see things from a different perspective and allows you to see your project or land from a “bird’s eye view” and also, to see what you are either doing or embarking on within the context of what surrounds and allows for a holistic approach, kind of like master planning when doing your own project.” Mark Maloney – Caribbean Developer and Builder

Caribbean Aerial Photography can be reached at or (246)264-5617.



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