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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