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Construction Drone Services Aerial Photography, Site Planning, and Progress Reports with Drones. All for the Construction Sector

Easily monitor your project's progress

Drone operations are becoming more and more standard in the construction sector. They enable a wide range of tasks to be completed more cost-effectively, quickly and in greater detail. From inspections to surveys, mapping, modelling, project management, safety audits and everything in between.

Engineers with Drones offers hassle-free drone construction inspections by drone. We take care of all safety measures during the inspection and provide you with high-quality results.

A construction site image taken with a drone
Precise Measurements

Precise Measurements

Using drone photography and orthomosaic technology, allows us to perfectly reflect a geographic area. Giving you a crystal-clear top-down view that has been corrected for geometric distortions — resulting in a pinpoint representation of the Earth's surface. An orthomosaic map is a state-of-the-art measuring device for accurate readings of scale and distance.

A construction site of a small building
Accurate Elevation Readings

Accurate Elevation Readings

A drone, equipped with a thermal camera, can quickly record higher quality elevation data than the time-consuming, labour-intensive and costly traditional methods. Compare your site's current elevation data with previous plans, or integrate it from the start to keep on track throughout the construction process.

A row of houses under construction
Precise Project Tracking

Precise Project Tracking

With 3D modelling capabilities, our drones can create a digital twin of a construction site. Allowing you to remotely track your sites progress, accurately measure surfaces, elevation, volumes and distances, and share data with your employees, suppliers and other shareholders.

A middle sized building under construction
Precise Analysis

Precise Analysis

The unlimited angles and crystal-clear imagery offered by drones allows you to instantly analyse tiny details across a large scale. And, gives you pinpoint accuracy when taking stockpile, distance, and volume measurements.

Why choose us?

Qualified engineers

As licensed engineers, we also provide the expertise, understanding, and knowledge necessary to carry out a thorough inspection, with deliverables to match. Our skilled engineers are at the ready.

IAA certification

The Irish Aviation Authority has awarded Engineers with Drones full approval in accordance with the most recent European-wide EASA regulations.

Latest technology

To ensure that you always get the best possible service and cutting-edge deliverables, we purchase the most up-to-date drone technology as soon as it's available.

Rigorous HSSE standards

The operation of Engineers With Drones is governed by a comprehensive HSSE system. Our guiding principles are to reduce risk through rigorous assessment, and to maintain a high level of staff education and training.

Fully insured

We have 6.5 million in public and product liability insurance, and 13 million in employers' liability insurance. Engineers with Drones are fully insured to fly wherever you need.

Based in Ireland

As we're situated in Ireland, we can respond to your needs quickly, with zero travel complications.

First-class deliverables

As seasoned engineers in the field, we are aware of the trouble that shoddy reports and deliverables can create. For this reason, we provide you with exactly what you require.

Quick turnaround times

Thanks to our fast turnaround times, your entire project can be completed in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, without any compromise in the quality of your deliverables.

4K and VR Footage

In addition to quadrupling the resolution of an HD camera, 4K also gives you quicker frame rates, incredible contrast variations, and expanded colours. VR video takes the level of immersion and clarity to the next level.

Why use a drone for your construction inspection?

Safety

The safety of your personnel and our own is paramount, and we place it at the forefront of our company culture. Ask us about our HSSE systems and practices.

No scaffolding or ropes

Drone technology is cheaper, safer and more reliable than traditional methods such as scaffolding, cherry-pickers and ropes. It's also quicker and less labour intensive. We will bring everything we need and be out of your way that same day.

No traffic disruption

Downtime is expensive, unpopular and inconvenient. Using a drone, our engineers can conduct a thorough survey with little to no downtime.

No risk to your assets

Our equipment won't touch or even go close to your assets. Our high-resolution cameras use optical zoom to give extreme close-up views while staying a safe distance away.

Detect hidden problems

We use cutting-edge technologies to detect problems that would otherwise be invisible. These include ultra-HD photography/video, LiDAR and thermal imaging.

Hard-to-reach spaces

Drones aren't just for flying up in the sky. Our specialist drones can fly into confined spaces like chimneys and boilers to look for issues that would otherwise be inaccessible.

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Thermal IR technology and ultra HD allow our engineers to get a view that it not available to the naked eye. From a safe distance, we can find defects and insights that are only visible with a drone.

Real-time consulting

Sometimes the brief can change even in real-time. If need be, you can be stood there right next to the drone operator, directing them as the situation develops.

Where traditional methods fall short...

Our drone service enables construction workers, property owners and other stakeholders to make insightful decisions faster. Because drones are cost-effective, they're ideal for surveying, inspecting and mapping construction progress. You can save man-hours, cover more ground in less time and get instant access to cutting-edge analysis. With drones, we get a complete overview of the construction site in a fraction of the time.

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Get a closer look without the hassle, delays or risk

Optimise your operations

Regardless of the scope and size of a construction project, drones are fast becoming an indispensable tool. From a stand-alone house, to shopping centres and apartment blocks, to an entire housing estate. The accuracy, speed and efficiency of our drone service provide the perfect cost-saving solutions. Project managers get real time information and a more productive workload.

How does it work?

Reach out and tell us your idea

We take emails, phone calls, messages, everything! If you are unsure of what's possible we are happy to advise, the most important thing is to get in touch. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Start at the end

With drones, it's best to begin where you want to end up. What sort of deliverable would you like when it's all finished? If you are not sure then we can advise. We can look at what you would like and work backwards from there.

Scope of work and set a price

Once we have agreed on what is to be done, the scope of work is set and a price is agreed upon. We feel it is vital that everyone knows what they are getting and what they are paying for it. There should be no confusion.

Permits and other paperwork

Once we have confirmation you are happy to proceed, we start the ball rolling. We organise things like RAMS, site permits, Air Traffic Control clearance and much more. Basically, we generate everything needed to turn up on-site with all our ducks in a row.

Field Operations

Next, we do the work on site. We have the gear, we have the know-how, so now it's time to get the job done. This can sometimes be affected by the weather, but for the most part, we get the job done on the date specified.

Post Processing

This is where we take what we generated in the field and turn it into a final deliverable for you. This can be anything from the raw data itself, to fully processed Orthophotos, condition reports, CAD line work or thermal imagery.

Handover

The final step is the handover of the deliverables. We tend to use a cloud-based service, so you can access your data anywhere. We can also tie into your existing systems if that is more convenient.

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Our Services Not just photos from the sky

Spoiler alert: we're not drone pilots. We're professional engineers who have learned to fly drones really well. If you're looking for a photo of your garden or a swooshing shot of your wedding reception, we're probably not the right people for you. But if you need an engineer's eyes and brain, combined with next-generation UAV technology and ready-to-roll deliverables, then you've come to the right place.

Drone Photography

Capture high-quality imagery of your assets from never before seen vantage points.

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Thermal Imaging

Detect abnormalities within your assets that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.

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3D LIDAR Surveys

Record incredibly detailed elevation data to aid in ultra-precise measurements and calculations.

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Photogrammetry

Capture real-world locations and assets digitally, for quicker and more cost-efficient inspections.

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Volume Calculations

Take accurate stockpile measurements faster and with little to no downtime, at a fraction of the cost.

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Cut and Fill

Receive instant and actionable cut-and-fill data, without downtime or the risk of human error.

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The use of drones throughout the whole construction cycle

Drone data is so versatile that it can be useful during all stages of the construction process. From the planning stage, to project process monitoring and showcasing your project. The application possibilities of drones in the construction sector are plenty.

  • Before
  • During
  • After

Before breaking ground

During the planning process, our drones can be used to take 360° degree landscape photographs that can be used for analysis and the preparation of applications. Drones can streamline this initial phase, saving both time and money while giving the project a more professional presentation.

The unlimited vantage points and perspectives offered by drones make site planning much more accurate. Because the various elements of the site can be viewed at their true height and scale, the precision of the planning becomes more clinical, reducing the time spent on fixing omissions, correcting errors and general revision.

Topographical surveys can help prevent damage to your resources and materials. Even a slight slope of the terrain can cause your property to flood in heavy rain. We survey the landscape of your site and identify problem areas. Materials, office space and access can be moved away from the risk areas and into safety.

This is an important first step in any venture, because it allows you to make the best decisions when planning your site. This way you can avoid damage to resources and ensure that the project stays under budget.

Site progress monitoring

During the construction phase, regular surveys and inspections of the site are essential. Collecting data on general progress, stock levels, required purchases and worker safety are just some of the ever-changing elements that need to be constantly recorded and adjusted. With our drone services, every aspect of site monitoring is taken care of without the need for people on the ground, which can be expensive and inconvenient. And without the need for a manned vehicle to fly over the site, which can be time-consuming and costly.

Drones have applications beyond imagery. They're used as tools to calculate measurements. The data we collect is accurate and can be used to calculate height, length, area and volume. In the office, you can make informed decisions because you have our results at your fingertips, without have to return to the site. We measure stockpile volume measurements so your inventory is always up to date.

Showcasing your build

When it comes to presenting your project, drone footage can really give it the visual impact it deserves. That's true at the planning application stage and during the construction, but especially after completion. Whether you're showing potential buyers or stakeholders, the unlimited angles and 4K resolution our drones can offer will give your presentations the "Wow Factor" they need to stand out.

Detailed, actionable reports

Using state-of-the-art technology, we can find and highlight issues that are hard to find or even invisible to the naked eye. This saves further time in the repair or replacement of construction components. Tradespeople and other personnel on-site can be directed to areas of concern with pinpoint accuracy and with all the information they need. These reports can also be shared digitally with anyone else that may need to examine them. For example, with stakeholders and insurance companies.

What technology do we use for drone construction inspections?

We purchase the latest drones as they come on the market to ensure you are getting the highest quality service from us at all times. Here is a quick look at what we would be most likely to use for a typical drone construction inspection.

Our equipment
DJI MatriceM300 RTK M300 RTK by DJI

Our flagship drone: The M300 RTK by DJI is the premier enterprise-level inspection drone on the market. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, lots of built-in redundancy, and a host of payloads to choose from, this is our go-to UAV for inspection work. When coupled with the Zenmuse H20T camera, it is capable of safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.

  • Drone
  • Camera
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Ultra HD
  • Long range
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DJIZenmuse P1 Zenmuse P1 by DJI

Combined with our flagship drone platform DJI M300 RTK, the DJI Zenmuse P1 camera enables photogrammetry and 3D modelling of the highest standard. There are also interchangeable fixed-focus lenses, on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal, that provide robust versatility to help create stunning 2D, 3D detailed models.

  • Camera
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • 4K video
  • Stabilisation gimbal
  • High-resolution
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DJIZenmuse H20T Zenmuse H20T by DJI

One payload with a multitude of sensors. The H20T is specifically designed for conducting inspections of high-value assets. When coupled with the Matrice M300 aircraft, the various sensors on the H20T give the operator a wide array of options to get the best imagery possible.

  • Camera
  • Thermal
  • High-resolution
  • Wide-angle
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DJID-RTK 2 Base 2 D-RTK 2 Base 2 by DJI

The DJI D-RTK 2 mobile base station helps make accuracy easy. This GNSS receiver supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and GALILEO signals, allowing for centimetre-level positioning. The integrated IMUs monitor movements and calibrate tilt sensors to minimize risks.

  • Tri-pod
  • Mobile station
  • Centimeter-accurate position
  • survey
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People often ask us about...

Our Equipment
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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
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All assets and industries

Our specialities don't begin and end with construction inspections, 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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