UAV-based construction progress monitoring: enhancing efficiency and safety


  • Nizar Polat


UAV, Photogrammetry, Orthophoto, Monitoring, Construction


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have gained significant attention for monitoring construction progress, offering real-time and accurate information for site management. This paper explores the advantages of utilizing UAVs in construction progress monitoring and highlights their contributions to decision-making, project coordination, data accuracy, and site safety. UAVs provide a comprehensive aerial view of the construction site, facilitating a better understanding of progress and spatial relationships. Regular monitoring at predetermined intervals enables time-lapse records, aiding in identifying changes and delays. Furthermore, UAVs enhance data accuracy through advanced processing techniques, enabling precise measurements and objective assessment of progress. They also improve safety by accessing hazardous areas and assisting in safety inspections. The study focuses on monitoring a new dormitory building at Harran University Osmanbey Campus using UAV flights at different times, providing insightful analyses for construction management. These findings contribute to the construction management field, benefiting project stakeholders and expanding our understanding of effective monitoring techniques. With advancing technology and evolving regulations, UAVs are expected to play an increasingly prevalent role in construction progress monitoring, enhancing project management practices.


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