Satellites and drones can support the construction industry – reporting delays and identifying risks of critical failures

Satellites, Lidar and drones are increasingly used in construction – before, during and after the project.

From elevation models and geological surveys to modelling the “right to light” and project delays.

Using “Synthetic Aperture Radar” (SAR) from satellites it is now possible to see bridges and buildings move – with millimetre precision – without the use of local sensors. This technology enables the constant monitor of structures for risk of collapse – enabling preventive action to be taken

HSAT – provides services to the construction industry, supporting bespoke projects and managed services.







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Below are articles about the use of data  – satellite, lidar and drones – within the construction industry


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