Quarry and Landfill companies need up-to-date reports on their volume, storage and safety information. Traditional inspection and survey methods in these areas can be dangerous, ineffective and time-consuming. Aerial photography is essential to get an accurate overview of the site. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles cover the terrain much faster and capture information from unlimited angles. negate the need for personnel to perform laborious, hazardous walk-throughs. Our drones capture high-resolution, immediately usable data.
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.
Using drones equipped with 3D modelling technology, you can quickly and accurately inspect stockpile volumes, eliminate guesswork from tonnage measurements, and track the progress of your site over time.
The use of specialist impact-resistance technology deployed with our drones allows us to access areas that are otherwise too hazardous or difficult to reach. Get instant data from confined spaces without the time-consuming, labour-intensive and costly methods of the past, and with zero risk to personnel.
We use the latest in 3D technology to calculate cut-and-fill ratios. Measurements are fully automated, and human error is completely removed. Say goodbye to misleading data, and the need for expensive do-overs. Our drones cut-and-fill data streamlines project scheduling, stockpile inventory management, and supplier requirements faster and more efficiently than traditional methods.
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.
The Irish Aviation Authority has awarded Engineers with Drones full approval in accordance with the most recent European-wide EASA regulations.
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.
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.
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.
As we're situated in Ireland, we can respond to your needs quickly, with zero travel complications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drone inspections take up less of your manhours and resources than traditional inspections, giving you a faster and more budget-friendly return on your investment.
We use cutting-edge technologies to detect problems that would otherwise be invisible. These include ultra-HD photography/video, LIDAR and thermal imaging.
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.
We understand that you need answers fast. We can deliver a plain-English report with clear-cut conclusions in days. Then, you can take the steps you need to and get back to doing what you do best.
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.
Drones capture high-quality, impartial information that gives you an exact assessment on the status and needs of your asset.
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.
Quarries and landfills require constant volumetric analysis, safety reports and land surveys. This data can be collected by field staff using cameras, GSP systems and other equipment. Often this work is lengthy, costly and dangerous.
Engineers with Drones offer a cost-friendly solution: high-quality aerial footage using the latest drone and camera technology. Capture actionable data in real time that can be verified on site. Deployed and completed in a fraction of the time it takes people traversing the site, recording high-resolution images without interrupting work on the ground.
With no risk to human life, higher quality data collection, and a greater return on investment, drones have become a must-have tool in the quarry and landfill sectors.
Heat spots in landfills pose a risk of overheating and damage to infrastructure. We use a thermographic camera to detect heat fluctuations in the landfill. This allows timely intervention and minimises damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spoiler alert: we don't do weddings! 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 experience, combined with next-generation UAV technology and industry leading deliverables, then you've come to the right place.
Capture high-quality imagery of your assets from never before seen vantage points.Find out more
Record incredibly detailed elevation data to aid in ultra-precise measurements and calculations.Find out more
Capture real-world locations and assets digitally, for quicker and more cost-efficient inspections.Find out more
Take accurate stockpile measurements faster and with little to no downtime, at a fraction of the cost.Find out more
Mitigate the risk factors of traditional confined space inspections, without compromising on quality.Find out more
Receive instant and actionable cut-and-fill data, without downtime or the risk of human error.Find out more
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 quarry and landfill 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.
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 quarry and landfill survey.
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.
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.
The confined space master: The Stereo 2 by Multinnov is the cutting-edge in confined space and indoor inspection drone technology. Eliminating the need to send personnel into hazardous locations, the Multinnov Stereo 2 can be deployed at a fraction of the cost, and with zero downtime. This is a drone designed from the ground up to get into restrictive and hard-to-reach places.