Drones could soon be used in the process of carrying out property valuations on large-scale projects, according to experts in the field.
Speaking to Computing magazine recently, the CIO of the design, engineering and project management consultants Atkins explained that the option of deploying drones is very much on the table for his company.
Richard Cross suggested that using drones could save time, money and the efforts of quantity surveyors who are currently required to visit and make manual notes relating to even the largest of sties.
"You can imagine on a big site or on a road we can fly a drone over it and scan the area, and in a few seconds you can get a picture of everything on the site," Cross said.
"If you flew a drone over a site every day you could see what has changed, what has been done, what hasn't been done, what has been completed and those sorts of things - so it would be a tool to improve efficiency and get people focused on more value-added activities such as design."