Drone Oversight Is Coming to Construction Sites

  • For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint.
  • Monitoring activity across a large, complex construction site is particularly difficult because there are so many moving parts, and because the jobs being performed change frequently.
  • Once per day, several drones automatically patrol the Sacramento work site, collecting video footage.
  • The software developed by the University of Illinois team can show how different subcontracting teams are working together.
  • At the Sacramento project, video is being captured by a drone-operating company called ImageInFlight.