The Use of Drones in the Construction Industry: Applications and Implementation

M. B. Hatoum, H. Nassereddine

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Abstract

In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, Industry 4.0 can be the silver lining of the construction industry which has been facing daunting chronic problems for decades. The transformative impact of Industry 4.0 which has been well documented in the industrial sector has spurred interested among construction researcher to explore the opportunities Industry 4.0 can have on our industry. Among the various Industry 4.0 technologies, drones have found their way into the construction industry and their use has been on the rise. Building on the existing body of knowledge, this paper summarizes the current state of adoption of drones in the construction industry. To achieve the research objective, the various applications of drones throughout the construction project lifecycle are explored, associated benefits, challenges, and costs are identified, and considerations to be accounted for are discussed. The findings summarize the "5W2H" - or the What, When, Where, Why, Who, how, and How Much - of the use of drones in the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2022
Pages542-549
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789526952420
StatePublished - 2022
Event39th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2022 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Jul 13 2022Jul 15 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Volume2022-July
ISSN (Electronic)2413-5844

Conference

Conference39th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2022
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityBogota
Period7/13/227/15/22

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 International Association on Automation and Robotics in Construction.

Keywords

  • 5W2H
  • Construction 4.0
  • Drones
  • Remotely Piloted Vehicles
  • RPV
  • Technology
  • UAS
  • UAV
  • Unmanned Aerial System
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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