Drones cut construction carbon
UK construction engineering specialist Keltbray has begun using aerial drones to inspect its projects, increasing efficiency and cutting carbon emissions by up to 50 per cent on certain infrastructure jobs.
Gordon Cranston, Project Construction Manager at Keltbray Energy, said to Construction Enquirer: “Innovation is at the forefront of our business and drones are the future, bringing so many benefits to our operations.
“Through a relatively small investment, drones reduce business risks and costs, enable us to access and develop new marketplaces, and increase overall safety within high-risk environments which naturally drives efficiency during projects.”
The drones remove the need to use costly all-terrain vehicles and for staff to work at height. The firm is now able to inspect six electrical towers a day, up from three with traditional methods.