Houston construction workers get 'drone's' eye view for projectsHouston construction workers get 'drone's' eye view for projectshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=144732016-09-13T05:00:00Z2016-09-13T20:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON - With a tap of a touchscreen, the drone whirrs to life and takes off from the top of Aris Market Square.

The drone climbs high above Hines Interests' 32-story, 274-unit luxury apartment tower under construction in downtown Houston.

The $10,000 machine zig-zags some 400 feet above the 320-foot tower, taking hundreds of ultra high-resolution photographs.

Using a proprietary program called Site Scan, the team took hundreds of photos of the building's concrete structure, roof and exterior to create 2D and 3D models of the building.

Instead of having construction crews scale scaffolding, Austin Commercial plans to incorporate drones and 3D modeling to conduct quality control checks of their construction sites more efficiently and safely.

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

Watch the video to see how drone technology is transforming Houston's construction industry.

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