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Growing project backlogs coupled with a shrinking skilled workforce, ongoing supply chain issues, materials shortages, and economic uncertainty are causing construction bottlenecks throughout the AEC industry. But design and construction professionals are experts at pivoting, and they are getting creative - turning to innovative technologies like aerial intelligence to improve proposal win rates, increase project efficiencies, and decrease preliminary planning and design costs.
The key to better project outcomes? Better project planning.
The key to better project planning? Better site data.
Traditionally, firms have relied on outdated public resources in the preliminary project planning and design phases to mitigate the high overhead costs of in-house site surveys. But a project landscape can drastically change over a short period of time, making it difficult to accurately identify potential design challenges, environmental concerns, site access problems, and other critical concerns without current data. Failure to identify these issues early in the project lifecycle can derail project timelines and budgets.
As a result, it’s estimated that up to 19% of total project costs are attributed to rework.
Advanced aerial capture programs offer an accurate understanding of the existing site conditions without the high cost of in-house surveys and data collection. Aerial imagery enables precise positioning and detailed measurements of a project site and its surrounding landscape. This level of accuracy reduces the need for design rework and improves the overall quality of the final product.
Aerial imagery can be easily integrated into various design platforms to complete faster, more accurate, data-driven design alternatives analysis and detect potential project challenges for proposed design improvements early in the planning process. Design professionals can overlay virtual models onto the aerial imagery, visualize how their designs will fit into the existing environment, and identify any potential clashes or constraints. This ensures that construction projects are optimized for the site, minimizing costly design errors and rework.