Drone tech 'being rapidly integrated' into construction
Advancements in drone technology have been making big splashes in international headlines for years. In 2016, CNBC reported that the first pizza delivery by drone was executed by Domino's in New Zealand. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and occasionally the world's wealthiest man, has formulated Amazon Prime Air as the drone delivery component of the massive retail business. Last month, Samsung launched a drone delivery service of its products in Ireland. Walmart and UPS have already announced similar drone based components to their business models.
While those businesses focus primarily on product delivery, aerial technology is also changing the scope of civil construction and construction engineering. According to Dong Won Lee, "Drones are being rapidly integrated into the construction industry due to the way the devices have revolutionized surveying and the compilation of worksite data."