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Engineers with Drones

Drone inspections and surveys in Ireland. If you have a building, bridge, roof, tower or other assets, our experienced engineers can inspect it.

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Expert eyes in the sky

We are an experienced drone services company based in Ireland. Piloted by experienced professionals, our state-of-the-art drone equipment offers unique access to almost any external or internal space or asset. As qualified engineers, we also offer the experience, insights and knowledge required to conduct a safe and thorough inspection with deliverables to match. Our experienced engineers are standing by.

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Inspections

Drone Inspections

The field of photography has been changed by drones' ability to take pictures from many angles. The time has come to stop flying manned aircraft, erecting awkward support structures and putting lives in danger. Engineers with Drones have made getting high-quality aerial imagery as easy as picking up the phone.

Drone Inspections
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Aerial Surveys

Drone Surveys

Conventional land surveying involves a lot of man-hours in the field walking a grid pattern. With drones, the field time is a fraction of what it was before. Now we can efficiently map large pieces of land in a day. A single drone operator can quickly generate orthophotos, topographical maps, DEM's, DTM's and more saving you time and money.

Surveys by engineers
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Thermal imaging

Drone Thermography

Typically, the source of water damage, heat loss, cold spots, etc, is not immediately apparent, and can often be totally invisible to the human eye. Using drones equipped with thermal imaging capabilities allows you to uncover these flaws while saving time and money, and avoiding disastrous repercussions.

Thermal Imaging

All assets and industries

We perform surveys and inspections across a wide variety of areas. Click on an asset or industry below to find out more.

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Bridge Inspections

Safer, more cost-efficient, with less downtime

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Building Inspections

Clearer, faster results without the risks

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Coastal Infrastructure

Monitor coastal assets safely and with more precision

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Confined Space Drone Inspections

Eliminate safety concerns, save costs and reduce downtime

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Construction Services

Instant, actionable data with no downtime

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Energy Inspections

Inspect and maintain energy assets without risk or downtime

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Flare Inspections

Safer and more cost-efficient flare (oil and gas) inspections

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Forestry and Agricultural

Faster, cheaper and more accurate analysis of land

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Historical Buildings

Analyse historical buildings without risk to people or property

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Industrial Chimneys

Actionable data from a safe distance, with less downtime

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Industrial Inspections

Keep production running while collecting instant critical data

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Insurance Services

Record and document reliable visuals without safety concerns

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Landscape Inspections

Endless perspectives, without manned aircrafts or structures

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Line of Sight Surveys

Reduced risk, damage to towers and delays

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Mines, Quarry and Landfill

Monitor status and progress without downtime

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Oil & Gas Inspections

Fast, actionable data without the risks of traditional inspections

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Power Grid Inspections

Instantly usable data via a safer and more cost-effective process

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Rail Inspections

Eliminates downtime and safety concerns, at a fraction of the cost

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Real Estate Drone Services

Add "Wow Factor" to residential and commercial property listings

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Rivers and Waterways

Safer, more precise data collection at a fraction of the cost

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Roof Inspections

Accurate, safe and instantly actionable data collection

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Rooftop Solar Inspections

Ensure solar panel efficiency from precise data collection

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Ships and Marine

Safe, precise and instant reports on vessels and infrastructure

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Solar Farms

Get actionable data on quality and operational health

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Storm Damage

Assess damage quickly and with pinpoint accuracy

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Tanks, Silos and Vessel Inspections

Get fast, usable data from a safe distance

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Telecommunications

Get critical data on cell and telecommunication infrastructure

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Tower Inspections

Instantly view complex structures, keeping risks to a minimum

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Water Tower Inspections

Critical, pinpoint details with none of the risk

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Wind Turbine Inspections

A more cost- and time-effective way to receive critical data

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People often ask us about...

Our Equipment
Check out our cutting-edge drone equipment and find out what it can do for you.

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IAA Certification
We are fully accredited by the Irish Aviation Authority to the latest European-wide EASA regulations.

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HSSE
Health and safety is a core principle of our business. Find out how we put these principles into practice.

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Fully insured
We hold 13m employers' liability insurance and 6.5m public & product liability insurance.

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Deliverables
Tell us what you need in your inbox, and we will start planning from there. Fully customised.

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Expert engineers
We are experienced engineers with strong technical backgrounds.

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Irish location
Based in Ireland, we'll be with you quickly - ready with all the correct permits.

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The Weather
Find out how we factor the weather into when we provide drone services.

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Meet our Engineers

The clue is in the title: we really are engineers with drones. We believe drone pilots should know about what they are inspecting. That is why all our pilots are industry experienced. As a Specific Category drone company in Ireland, we provide inspection and technical data collection services to all sectors.

Bob Foley, Founder and Engineer

Bob Foley

Founder & Engineer

As an EASA B1 licensed aircraft engineer, Bob spent 15 years working in the aviation sector before founding Engineers with Drones. He is an expert in electromechanical equipment and control systems, and he holds qualifications in both mechanical and electrical disciplines.

Steve O'Keeffe, Founder and Engineer

Steve O'Keeffe

Founder & Engineer

Steve is a Mechanical Engineer with vast experience across various industries including wind energy, construction, marine, and oil and gas. He is a veteran of main component failure investigations, SCADA projects and technical due diligence projects.

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About Engineers with Drones

Here at Engineers with Drones, we believe drone pilots should know about what they are inspecting. That is why all our pilots are industry experienced. As a Specific Category drone company in Ireland, we provide inspection and technical data collection services to all sectors.

About us

How we fit in with your requirements The two extremes, and everything in between

1. Tell us what you want

You tell us what you want, and we get the work done. You don't need to be involved in any way. We have agreed on what you are looking for, and we use our experience and expertise to get that for you. This could be anything from a condition report of an asset to a full topographical survey of a piece of land. You never have to leave the office. We take care of it all.

2. Get hands-on

The other extreme is where we turn up, and you direct us entirely on the ground. You ask us to move the camera slightly to the left, we can do that. You tell us to get a video of the second pipe to the right, we can do that too. We are here to facilitate you and your technical experts. We have field monitors set up just so clients can see on a large screen exactly what the drone operator sees. Essentially, We become an extension of your expert eye.

For us, the most important thing is that you can trust the data and the method of data collection. If this means you want to be in the loop, then we more than welcome it.

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