Spawglass drones eye Austin constructionSpawglass drones eye Austin constructionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=60982013-10-10T06:43:00Z2013-10-08T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - General contractor SpawGlass Inc. is giving unmanned drones a whirl, specifically to take the place of traditional aerial photography to evaluate construction progress.

“It won’t totally take the place of that, but we can get a closer view of sites; and I can really see its use in forensic situations,” said SpawGlass CEO Joel Stone.

The company recently used its two unmanned aerial vehicles or drones — known as quadcopters — to obtain more detailed photography of two projects it’s constructing at the University of Texas, including the Liberal Arts II building and the new Student Activity Center.

Stone said quadcopters could be very helpful in evaluating damage to buildings, particularly from tornados and hurricanes. In those instances, humans don’t have to enter a compromised building to document the damage.

Stone believes SpawGlass is the only contractor in Austin using the technology, and perhaps in Texas.

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