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A contractor may not have thought about it before, but there are at least four good benefits in using a drone on a construction site.  Not only are drones light weight and cost effective, but they offer a versatility to give the project manager exactly what they need.

Let’s expand on four main benefits drone photography and videography can be put to use on-site:

4 Reasons Construction Sites Need Drones

Monitor Job Sites:

Construction sites always have a strong sense of urgency about them. It’s the project manager’s position to keep the pre-construction and construction schedule on time, to work fast, efficiently, and to keep the client happy. With so many pieces to the puzzle, it can be hard to catch everything going on. That’s where drone photography comes into play. Construction sites change daily, with aerial photography and videography the project manager can track the daily progression while storing the visual history. Drone footage can keep tabs on materials at the site, equipment, along with temporary roads and structures.

Inspection Tools:

Due to a construction site’s size and structure it can be difficult to see tight and high spaces. Drones can fly in difficult spaces that are hard for individuals to get to and can cover vast spaces quickly and efficiently.

Drone Inspection Applications:

  • New building Construction
  • Renovations
  • Building Additions
  • Environmental
  • Recreational
  • Pipeline Processing
  • Wind Turbines
  • Roofing
  • Monument Inspections

Smart Marketing:

It goes without saying that drones offer a perspective that hasn’t been available to most businesses before. Drone photography and videography can now be used to present your business to customers to advertise their brand on a whole new level. Imagine being able to show potential clients and investors the construction services you provide. Having a video highlighting a job site from the ground up, showing your professionalism, and timeliness can speak volumes and give you the edge over your competition.


Using drones for insurance surveys can be a blog in and of itself. Living in Oklahoma, we see our fair share of natural disasters. Downbursts, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes, you name it Oklahoma has it all (#quakenadoes and #tigernadoes, need we say more?) Drone photography can be used in a multitude of construction insurance applications:

  • Crop insurance claims
  • Hail damage
  • Roofs
  • Natural disasters

Drones can record assets before a disaster hits and will be there for you during the claims process after.

Oklahoma Drone Photography provides construction progression packages to fit your needs. ODP can streamline the building process, from planning to completion and give you the visual advantage of documenting and monitoring activities on the jobsite. While we do not offer thermal imaging or 3D models for our construction progression packages, we do offer succession aerial images and real time analysis of your construction site. It’s truly a unique perspective that we can’t wait to capture on a week-to-week or month-to-month basis for you.

Documentation of your site gives you an advantage to see high resolution still photos and videos to share with your team members and investors. We provide photo release forms to allow you to share the photos and videos in future marketing materials. A picture is worth a thousand words and your marketing campaigns will improve dramatically when you include aerial drone photography to your online and print platforms.