1. Maximizing Environmental Sustainability In Commercial Construction Projects
It may seem implausible that the same technological concepts that aided armies in battle strategies are now being used to help combat the effects of climate change and ensure stable construction and infrastructure development, but they are. Aerial imagery and location technologies have made such strides that they now have applications to support efforts aimed at ensuring natural resources are safeguarded, and emissions are reduced throughout the construction and development process.
When considering the sheer output that’s required to survey a new construction project, it’s important not to overlook the environmental cost required to make that happen. The required personnel to preliminarily assess a site can be costly, and the carbon emissions required by personnel travel can be damaging to the environment. By substituting a “boots on the ground” model with highly precise aerial imagery, leaders can reduce the amount of travel needed to sites and cut down on their carbon footprint.
Given that many of the results of climate change are slow and occur over a long period of time, it can be difficult to accurately measure the impact of environmental deterioration. But new advancements now allow for flying drones carrying highly technical cameras capable of securing detailed images reflecting changes in land over time.
Digital aerial photography solutions can aid leaders in terms of insurance as well, in their outlining of valuable insights into areas impacted by natural disasters needed to ensure compliance with property laws and illustrate whether redevelopment is needed.
Whether due to severe droughts or flooding, erosion or landslides, aerial imagery technology can be leveraged to identify areas most impacted by climate change. This can aid businesses and property owners in creating accurate and comprehensive response plans for natural disasters.