INSPECTION OF STRUCTURES WITH DRONES
The inspection of structures is often a time-consuming and difficult task. The regular examination of structures for damage caused by the ageing process is definitely worthwhile to both preserve the value of real estate, historical buildings and monuments as well as to ensure the safety and functionality of bridges and structures. Building constructions such as bridges or towers, in particular, which often have damage in hard-to-reach places, can only be painstakingly inspected using conventional methods such abseiling techniques, lifting trucks or scaffolding. The consequence: As access to these structures must be restricted for a long time, this leads to disruption for pedestrians and car drivers, and the costs for the inspection soar.
Simple and efficient structure analyses using drones
Drones are the cost-saving and professional solution for inspections and maintenance tasks, which make structure analyses easier and more efficient. With cameras installed on drones, which have a resolution of up to 45 megapixels, bridges, roofs, facades and other structures can be examined with considerable ease and in a shorter time for damage caused by ageing, erosion damage, corrosion and other damaged spots. Cracks in the masonry, deposits, adhesions, spalling of concrete, damaged joints, split concrete, cracked tiles or damage to seals are clearly visible from the air. Damage can be analysed and documented with the high-resolution aerial photographs created by the drones.
Investigation of damage to bridges, roofs, towers from the air
Technical structures such as bridges, chimneys, towers, roofs or damming structures can be examined for possible damage during the surveillance flights with drones – during operation and without any risk to persons who find themselves in the vicinity of the inspection.