On-Site Magazine

Smart Construction Drone

By Adam Freill   

Designed to collect accurate topography, Komatsu’s Smart Construction Drone uses the company’s survey technology to capture quantities for production tracking and billing, without personnel walking the job site to do a manual survey.

Contractors can gather and analyze data throughout each project phase with topographic surveys that incorporate hundreds of thousands of data points. With the capability to take still photos from up to 400 feet above ground level or under bridge decks, the drone can be used for pre-job verification or to keep stakeholders up to date.

It can also be used with the company’s Smart Construction Dashboard. Built to combine data from multiple sources into one comprehensive picture, the dashboard combines 3D design data with aerial mapping and intelligent machine data to let contractors confirm quantities and visualize job site progress.



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