At Future Aerial our approach to inspecting large structures such as commercial roofing is methodical and measurable.
Whilst traditional methods of inspecting commercial roofing with the use of ladders, cranes and scaffolding are rapidly being replaced by the use of drones, simple Aerial photography or video of these structures often prove to be a blunt instrument for engineers and surveyors.
Building condition surveys and change monitoring requires "repeat-ability" to understand asset deterioration. Additionally in the case of alterations on a roof such as solar panel installation a much more accurate understanding is essential.
Our techniques at Future Aerial are based on GIS survey principles and with the addition of traditional, ground based GPS we are able to create accurate terrain models as well as extremely high definition imagery of the entire structure.
In the following example you can see that our mapping techniques take hundreds of extremely high definition Geo-referenced photographs to make up the final survey.
The outputs can then be measured from which can be useful in less invasive types of repair from the inside of the building and also minimise scaffold where external repairs are necessary. The imaging process can then be repeated at a later date using image overlay techniques to understand how quickly and where deterioration is occurring.
Creating a digital terrain model of the roof structure can be very useful in architectural design and increasingly for solar installations where energy yield planning can maximise efficiency and save costs.
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