Drones are creating a name for themselves in the world of construction, as recent years have witnessed their use increase vastly. Parrot recognized this trend very early on and produced a turnkey drone solution that provides in-depth aerial insights, Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling. Construction professionals regard drones as a welcome change, replacing traditional and often cumbersome methods of inspecting roofs and visualizing hard-to-reach areas. It is no longer necessary to block off access to an inspection site or rent costly equipment, which is why more and more inspection officers, construction workers and field managers are turning to modern high-tech solutions that are not only safer but also cost efficient.

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The advantages of using drones are manifold

One of the most popular benefits of using a drone is the aerial vantage point that’s almost impossible to achieve without the help of a crane, hoist or scaffolding. With Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling you can take regular aerial photos, helping you follow the progress of your building site, an important aspect of all construction projects.

Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling comes complete with the Pix4Dmodel software with which you can create 3D models in a few taps. Today, we have numerous examples, from startups to well-established names in the world of construction, who use 3D models to take measurements remotely and share up-to-date models with their partners and clients. Construction professionals have found an ideal work companion in Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling.


RATIO Architects

RATIO Architects located in Indianapolis, United States, specialize in the restoration of historic buildings and monuments. In 2017, RATIO started restoring a sculpture, located near the roof of the South Side Turnverein building. They needed a quick and easy-to-use solution that could create a 3D model of the sculpture, helping RATIO assess the damage. They opted for a Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling drone that is piloted using the application, FreeFlight Pro.

“The ease of use was very impressive, and we were surprised by the accuracy of the programed flight plan. Being able to dimension from a detailed model is extremely valuable and saves a considerable amount of time. Many historic buildings have documents that are difficult to read due to damage or lack portions of the original set. This method will prove to be very valuable as we continue to preserve the historic buildings and assess their current conditions,” said Benjamin L. Ross, Ratio’s Project Leader.

Thanks to Pix4Dmodel, RATIO created a 3D model of the sculpture, that they were then able to export into the architectural software, Autodesk, to better analyze the weatherworn statue.

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La Maison des Travaux

French company, La Maison des Travaux also used Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling to plan a client’s home extension project. “Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling is a great tool for home extension projects, saving you both time and money. You no longer need to climb onto roofs, thus avoiding risks and in less than 2 hours you have your photos, your 3D model and your measurements done,” explained Jean-Michel Vigneron, La Maison des Travaux’s Network Leader.

La Maison des Travaux is a network of quality certified building and architectural professionals located all over France. They take care of all renovation, extension and construction work by bringing on board their partners, a team of experienced builders.

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The Rise of Drones in Construction



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