Faith Tangara
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Drone View Is Here!

Drone View Is Here!

We’re always looking to see what we can do to make improvements here at Evercam and lately, we’ve been quite busy! We thought it was about time that we update everyone on the drone view feature that can really help you to make the most of remote site monitoring and project management.

For the AEC industry, where margins are constantly under pressure, any product or service that eases that burden is worth a look. With advancements in site monitoring tools such as the use of AI-enabled construction cameras, it can only get better to improve from one single view of still cameras to multiple views using drones. 

At Evercam, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest technology in the construction industry. That’s why we’re proud to offer our customers the latest in site monitoring technology with our Drone View feature.

This powerful tool provides an enhanced user experience by giving you additional perspectives of your construction sites and increased visibility, making it easier for you to keep track of your project and ensure it’s on schedule. With Evercam, you can trust that you’re getting the best technology on the market to help you manage your construction projects with ease.

Drone View Project

So What Is Drone View All About?

Drones are up to five times faster at surveys than traditional methods. With Drone View, users can visualize drone imagery in a 3D reconstruction, offering a better understanding of the construction site at different stages and enabling them to compare the site’s current condition to the plans.

Ability To Access Live Feed Cameras

The use of drones in construction projects has brought about many benefits, one of which is the ability to access live feeds from drones. With Evercam’s Drone view feature, users can have real-time access to the footage captured by the drones by clicking on the camera marker on drone view.

Customers can jump between real-time footage from fixed-position cameras and the timeline of different drone flights. This allows project team members to stay connected with their colleagues on-site, instantly view the progress of the project, and monitor weather conditions, deliveries, and other important factors. Additionally, for large projects or multiple job sites, stakeholders can even embed a live stream or have a permanent display on internal digital screens, providing them with a comprehensive view of the project’s progress at all times.

Compare Previous, Current Or Future Flight Models

Similar to the compare tool that can be used with  Evercam’s fixed-position cameras, Drone View feature also offers the capability to compare previous and current or future flight models. This is a convenient way to compare the as-built project with the BIM model, in 2D, as designed, and to track construction progress by comparing before and after images from your drone flights.

This is a great way to showcase construction progress, and it is an easy way to create content for social media, internal communications, progress meetings or stakeholder communications.

Switch to 2D Mode Instantly

Drone View not only allows for the visualization of 3D models but also provides the flexibility for project stakeholders in the design team to view 2D models of a project. The feature includes an option to switch into 2D mode instantly within the app, which allows users to view a variety of assets in addition to the 3D model.

These assets include BIM models, previous drone flights, architectural plans, and blueprints. This feature provides the ability to easily compare these assets and allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the project’s progress. The ability to switch between 3D and 2D modes allows for a more tailored and efficient review process for different stakeholders.

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Edit tool

Drone View is not a standalone entity within the Evercam platform, but rather an additional feature that complements the other integrated tools. Users of the Drone View can also utilise other tools such as the edit tool, which is a useful tool for project teams when discussing the progress of the project. It allows for easy identification of areas that may need change orders to be implemented.

Evercam’s Drone view feature provides users with a comprehensive view of past, present, and future flight models. Customers can stay connected with colleagues on-site by utilising the real-time footage from fixed-position cameras and the timeline of different drone flights. This allows project members to easily monitor progress and make sure all necessary items are taken care of, download, and share with team members. This tool is especially useful during daily meetings, as it helps to keep everyone on the same page and plan ahead effectively.

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Remote Measuring 

Drone View includes a site measurement tool. This tool enables users to measure progress and provide proof of the status of the project. It also allows users to estimate the cost of materials such as pipe, cable, and concrete without having to physically visit the site.

For example, it’s possible to measure the distance between the project and the nearest optical fibre located on the highway in order to make estimates for connecting to the site. This feature can be particularly useful for cost estimation, project planning, and monitoring progress.

remote measuring tool

Communicate Visually with a Tagging System

Drone View offers a user-friendly tagging system that lets users quickly and easily create annotations or tags on the model to highlight important information such as restricted or dangerous areas. This feature is particularly useful for project managers and other stakeholders who need to quickly identify specific areas of the construction site for further attention or action.

For example, project managers can use the tagging system to assign tasks and monitor progress in real time by checking the camera’s live view. This allows them to quickly and easily identify any areas of the construction site that may be falling behind schedule or require additional resources. The tagging system can be used to communicate important information such as safety hazards or areas that are off-limits to workers, which helps ensure the safety of all personnel on the construction site.

Improving productivity with the integration of weather feature in drone view

Drone View has also been enhanced with the integration of a weather feature, providing critical information for project managers and quantity surveyors to monitor and analyse specific environmental conditions that may impact productivity and working conditions.

Additionally, The weather feature allows users to easily access historical weather data from the Live View and Recordings tabs, saving time and improving productivity by eliminating the need for multiple clicks. This feature enables project stakeholders to quickly understand and address any project delays caused by weather conditions.

Benefits of Drone View

  1. Compares the site’s present condition to the plans.
  2. Detailed representation of the construction site and surrounding area
  3. It is simple to switch between the camera view and the 3D model.
  4. Assess the state of a construction site down to the finest details. 
  5. All Evercam users can now access and interact with the 3D reconstruction.

Drone View is a game-changer for remote site monitoring and project management in the AEC industry. As margins continue to be under pressure, products and services that ease the burden are crucial. We’re committed to providing our customers with the latest technology in the construction industry. We invite you to try our Drone View feature and see for yourself how it can improve your remote site monitoring and project management.

Experience the enhanced user experience, additional perspectives, and increased visibility that our Drone View feature provides. Trust Evercam to give you the best technology on the market to manage your construction projects with ease. Don’t hesitate, to upgrade your construction site monitoring today and see the difference it makes.

Take control of your construction job sites now: contact us today!