[GUEST POST] 5 Epic Drone Videos of Construction Sites
Unmanned aerial vehicles or “drones” as they are more commonly referred to are taking off (no pun intended) like a rat up a drainpipe. At times it feels like you are on the set of Terminator, machines high in the sky, ‘technologizing’ the world we live in. No matter if you are for or against this phenomenon, the construction industry is definitely embracing it.
The reality is that commercial drones are cheaper to fly than manned aircraft and faster than human surveyors, so the return on investment is significant. They collect data far more frequently, letting construction worker’s track site progress significantly more accurately than the industry has previously ever experienced. With the right computing tools, builders can turn sensor data into 3D structural models, topographic maps and volumetric measurements (monitoring stockpiles of resources and materials).
The advantages are undeniable in efficiency on the jobsite, BUT this article is not about the importance of drones. Here at GenieBelt, we have selected 5 cool drone videos of construction sites around the world. Sit back and enjoy.
Aerial footage of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium under construction – July 5, 2015
Sport and construction! It doesn’t get much better than that! Take a look at the process of building a sport stadium with this epic drone video.
StreetDome, a little closer to home – February 28, 2014
Here you can see some aerial footage of StreetDome, a skate and culture house in Haderslev, Denmark. Its interesting to see the design and materials used to build these skateparks.
The National Arts Centre – July 21, 2016
Check out the site of the new National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. There are also some pretty cool panoramic views of the city.
Modern Day Maverick – April 14, 2015
Check out this video of the drone flying in and out of the steelwork at this site!
Check out the scale of this mine site – July 23, 2015
Here is some footage of a potash mine production facility under construction in Canada. It’s interesting to see the scale and work that goes into these sites.
About the Guest Author
Taylor Ryan is head of Marketing at GenieBelt. GenieBelt is an easy to use construction project management software platform. Taylor has co-founded, led, and worked in multiple startups over the last 10 years. He’s passionate about SEO, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, content creation, and managing the marketing team to be their very best. Learn more at GenieBelt.com