Managing a construction project is no small task. From tracking site progress and monitoring safety, to overseeing sub-contractors and keeping stakeholders informed, there is almost no end to the amount of coordination you face on any given day. We believe that project managers on job sites of all sizes should add Hunter UAS to their list of resources. Aerial images, maps, and 3D models have the power to transform your workflow.  Not only can Hunter UAS save your project money and resources, but we also give your team a rich set of data for more informed communication and decision making. By spending a short amount of time each week mapping your job site, you gain access to an unprecedented amount of knowledge about nearly every aspect of your project.

If you are a project manager looking to bring aerial imagery to your job site, we’ve put together this primer to get you started.

Transforming Project Management
Project managers using aerial imagery typically map their job site each week. This consistent overhead view is invaluable when it comes to tracking progress, inspecting for safety issues, and keeping real-time tabs on every corner of a site. It’s even possible to take basic measurements and calculate stockpile volumes or annotate aerial maps in the cloud to share notes across teams for better communication and reporting. Aerial data can also be overlaid with additional site data—such as CAD designs—or imported into industry software for more advanced oversight and planning. Click here to download a sample detailed annotations report.

Progress Tracking and Reporting
Weekly aerial maps reduce the amount of time spent walking a site to monitor, track progress, and inspect for safety issues. It’s also easy to repeat flights each week for consistency and create a comprehensive visual record of a project. Your team can also leverage built-in annotation tools to generate reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Communication and Information Sharing
Aerial data simplifies communication and information sharing, both internally and externally. Aerial imagery keeps entire teams aligned and informed with up-to-date, easily digestible visual data.  It’s easy to share annotated maps between team members in real time from the field or keep external stakeholders up-to-speed on the progress of a project through share links and interactive 3D models of a job site. 

Multilateral Collaboration
Streamline collaboration and enhance the decision-making process by referencing an up-to-date aerial map any time changes need to be made on a project. 

Bring the job site to the office and easily reference current site issues during contractor meetings. Share changes and distribute information efficiently, even across large teams. 

Site Planning
For more informed planning, overlay aerial maps with site plans such as utility, wastewater, and equipment clearances. Compare real-time site conditions against plans. Catch deviations early and redirect them at minimal cost.

3D Virtual Scanning
Leverage the power of 3D Virtual Scanning and streamline documentation to reduce costs and visits to a site by capturing complete 3D scans. You can also annotate, share, and export point cloud data to make collaborating and modeling quicker and easier. Click here to see more on 3D Virtual Scanning.