Example of an aerial photo taken with a FLIR thermal camera

Drone-Generated Thermal Maps are a Game Changer for Roof Inspections

Architecture and Construction Company Uses Drone Mapping Software to Identify Structural Issues on Aging UT Dallas Building

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Jul 18, 2017 · 8 min read
Grant Hagen is a virtual design and construction manager at The Beck Group

University Seeks Thermal Inspection to Document Structural Issues

The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas

Manned Aircraft Fails to Generate High-Resolution Thermal Imagery

Red and green areas in the picture denote the areas of the roof and facade that needed to be inspected using thermal imagery.
Thermal 2D map of main UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management building. The map helped validate the presence of exterior issues. Explore the map

Drones Save Valuable Time, Making Inspectors More Effective

“We ran the thermal imaging data with almost every software,” says Grant. “DroneDeploy was the only one that worked. And it was easy!” [click to tweet]

“The work input to value output with drone-based thermal imagery is game changing,” says Grant. “It’s unlike anything else in construction technology right now.”

Grant Hagen flying on a jobsite with the DJI Inspire 1

Drone Mapping Improves Safety of Commercial Roof Inspections

“Being on a roof at any time can be dangerous. But this is especially true at night,” Grant points out. “Any time you can limit putting your staff in a dangerous situation, it’s a win.”

Looking Ahead to the Future of Drones and Roof Inspection

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