Construction Company Komatsu Offering More Drone Solutions

Unmanned Aerial Online, by Betsy Lillian

Komatsu America Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of construction equipment, and Propeller Aero Inc., a provider of drone analytics solutions, are partnering to boost the efficiency of construction job sites with drone-powered mapping and analytics software. With drones becoming an increasingly common work site tool, Komatsu has identified aerial mapping and analytics as a key component of its Smart Construction initiative – integrated hardware and software products designed to offer an end-to-end workflow for each phase of construction.

Earlier this year, DJI announced a partnership with Skycatch to manufacture and deliver a fleet of 1,000 high-precision drones for Komatsu construction sites worldwide.

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Drone Usage in Construction Increased 239 Percent, Year over Year

The Drive,  by Marco Margaritoff

When user-friendly hobby drones became technologically sophisticated enough for professionals to improve their businesses with, the modern unmanned aerial vehicle began drastically influencing a wide swath of industries. According to CNBC, the construction field has seen a stunning 239 percent increase in drone usage year over year.

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Report: 92% of firms using drones see ROI within one year

Construction Dive, by Kathleen Brown

One in 10 companies with revenue of $50 million and more use drones, according to a Blue Research report commissioned by commercial drone services and software provider Skyward, a Verizon company. The study suggests that drone use is on the rise across all U.S. industries, led by the construction and engineering sector with a 35% adoption rate, followed by the federal government’s 24% adoption rate. The ability to capture more information, be more efficient and save time were rated as the top three reasons to use drones by 97%, 92% and 91% of respondents, respectively.

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