The construction sector plays an important role in World’s economy and is estimated to be about 6% of the world gross domestic product (GDP) and is expected to reach around 14.7% by 2030 (GCP, 2015). Construction sector is important for European economy as well, providing 18 million jobs and 1% rise in productivity could save $100 billion a year in construction costs (WEF, 2016). Construction sector is in the era of transformation, towards the 4th industrial revolution and therefore given a name of Construction 4.0 (Craveiro et al., 2019). Construction 4.0 basically means the greater level of digitalization through a building information modelling (BIM) (Figure 1). BIM main purpose is to integrate the entire building information along its lifecycle (design, construct, operate, maintain, reuse, demolish).
I have created a video series to show how drones can be used in construction sector more easily. It will start with creating a drone flight program (in different ways), carrying out drone flight itself and editing the data in different ways.
Episode #01 – Creating a drone flight program (DJI Phantom 4 RTK)
Episode #02 – Creating a drone flight program from a KML file (DJI Phantom 4 RTK)
Episode #03 – Flying a drone at construction site (DJI Phantom 4 RTK)
Episode #04 – Creating a 3D model (Bentley ContextCapture)
Episode #05 – KML-based flight program for 3D photogrammetry (DJI Phantom 4 RTK)
Episode #06 – How to organize your photos/images
Episode #07 – Sharing a pointcloud through a free web service
Episode #08 – Using ground control points in drone survey (Bentley ContextCapture)
Episode #09 – Generating pointcloud (Bentley ContextCapture)
Episode #10 – Combined pointcloud (Potree viewer)
Craveiro, F., Duarte, J.P., Bartolo, H. and Bartolo, P.J (2019) Additive manufacturing as an enabling technology for digital construction: a perspective on Construction 4.0, Automation in Construction, 103, 251-267.
GCP (2015) Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, A Global Forecast for the Construction Industry by 2030, Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, London, UK, 2015 (ISBN 978-0-9564207-9-4).
WEF (2016) World Economic Forum, Shaping the future of construction – a breakthrough in mindset and technology, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www3.weforum.org/docs/ WEF_Shaping_the_Future_of_Construction_full_report__.pdf, accessed: 07.06.2019.