Aussie company teaches drones in school to remedy a worsening surveyor shortage

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Australia and its ever-booming economy are being hampered by its construction sector suffering from continued pandemic fallout, supply chain disruption, rising material prices, and a deepening shortage of skilled labor. As a remedy to that latter problem, a national education business is using drone technology in classroom-level instruction to encourage students to navigate those aerial assets into surveying careers.

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SiteAware raises $15 million to expand drone-linked construction verification system

Construction sector tech services provider SiteAware has raised $15 million Series B funding to expand client adoption of its Digital Construction Verification platform, part of its aim to make the drone-linked, artificial intelligence-enhanced asset the new standard throughout the US building industry.

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AI Clearing’s drone analytics platform can now track solar projects too

AI Clearing, a business intelligence (BI) solutions provider that uses drone data to track construction progress, says it has trained its artificial intelligence models to recognize key objects installed during solar farm construction.

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Komatsu launches Smart Construction Drone tool to simplify production tracking, billing

Construction equipment giant Komatsu says it is integrating drones into its suite of job site technologies to enable contractors to analyze data throughout each project phase, tracking production and billing with precision. The Smart Construction Drone joins Komatsu’s Smart Construction solutions, an umbrella of applications designed to help builders better manage projects remotely and in near real time.

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Working drones: Quadcopters that tie rebars

When we hear about drones in the construction industry, it usually has to do with site surveying or inspection. But here’s an aircraft that actually builds: a drone that ties rebar together.

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1,000+ drone LiDAR survey projects completed globally in 2020: Terra Drone

Commercial drone market research firm Drone Industry Insights ranks Terra Drone Corporation as the world’s top drone service provider, and the Japan-based company is making sure it justifies its presence on the list.

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