Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Florida Hospital Apopka
Brasfield & Gorrie is fully compliant with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations required to operate UAS commercially and was one of the first general contractors in Alabama to obtain a Federal Aviation Administration Section 333 exemption to operate drones for business purposes.
Brasfield & Gorrie’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has given us an entirely new perspective on our projects. From simple aerial progress photos and video to rich 3D maps for quality control and inspection, the information provided by UAS is an increasingly valuable tool on our construction sites. Data acquired by drones enhances every phase and aspect of construction, from preconstruction to personnel safety. At Brasfield & Gorrie, this technology is not a future concept; it’s a part of our daily process, enhancing our project teams’ efficiency and performance in meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations.
During construction at Florida Hospital Apopka, our team used UAS technology to topographically survey the 60+ acre site in a matter of hours. The size of the site made it a great candidate for drone mapping, since measuring the elevations of the earthwork using traditional methods would have been expensive and time consuming.
Using a drone to map the area allowed the team to assess earthwork on the site much more quickly compared to traditional methods, while also providing a higher degree of detail. Overall, the use of drone mapping resulted in significant time and cost savings for the project.