UAV SURVEYS & INSPECTIONS

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Aerial Surveys & Inspections using UAV Platforms

UAV platforms offer a revolutionary, versatile, safe and efficient new way to achieve accurate, detailed data acquisition from hard to reach and dangerous places.

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By employing AeroPixel Scotland Ltd to conduct your UAV aerial surveys and inspections you greatly reduce health and safety risks associated with working at height and in dangerous environments.  Instant data acquisition can be gained through the use of our HD downlink to the onsite monitor allowing vital decisions to be made with confidence.  

Drone Surveys and inspections significantly reduce costs by eliminating the need for abseiling teams, cranes, scaffolding, permits to close roads, paths and all other associated set up costs.  We can be onsite and in the air within 5 minutes of arrival. 

Our aerial platforms offer precision and unparalleled versatility, allowing images and data to be gathered from otherwise impossible places.  With the latest on-board technology, we can safely fly within 2 metres of an asset or structure such as a bridge, tower, pylon or wind turbine taking high resolution images and video highlighting every inch of the asset in unprecedented detail which can then be analysed and acted upon swiftly, saving not only valuable time and money but also potentially lives. 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Faster inspection time compared to traditional methods
  • No need for personnel to work at height
  • Significantly reduce your costs
  • No need to shut down facilities and assets for inspections
  • Inspect hazardous areas without personnel exposure
  • Reduce all health and safety risks
  • Quick and easy deployment
  • We conduct pre flight risk assessments
  • 100% Safe and environment friendly.
  • Save time & increase profit
  • Improve Decision Making & achieve operational goals.
  • 24/7 emergency response

UAV SURVEY & INSPECTION APPLICATIONS

UAV ROOF INSPECTIONS

WIND TURBINE INSPECTIONS

ARCHEOLOGY SURVEYS

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SURVEYS

RIVER & COAST SURVEYS

BUILDING & STRUCTURAL SURVEYS

PYLON & POWER LINE INSPECTIONS

STORM/FIRE DAMAGE & INSURANCE ASSESSMENTS

FORESTRY MANAGEMENT

QUARRY & LANDFILL SITES

HISTORIC BUILDING SURVEYS

AGRICULTURE & CROP INSPECTIONS

TOWER & CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

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RECENT SURVEYS / CASE STUDIES

 COMMERCIAL ROOF INSPECTION - SEPTEMBER 2017

 

CLIENT - Diageo & Hazco Environmental.
LOCATION  - Blackgrange & Menstrie Bonds, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

 

We were commissioned to carry out one of our largest projects to date, for the worlds #1 alcoholic spirit company 'Diageo', in conjunction with environmental waste specialists Hazco.

The Blackgrange bond facility near Alloa is a 'COMAH' top tier site as it contains over 50,000 tonnes of flammable material.  Meaning all incidents, however minor are taken very seriously.  We spent a lot of time planning, preparing risk assessments, flight paths etc before our tender and proposed survey was approved.

The brief was to conduct a visual inspection and provide a report of the gutters/downpipes and roof conditions of 79 warehouses which house their valuable spirit barrels for the maturation process.  Each building was square in shape, 15 metres high and with 4 rows of 90 metre guttering.

In previous years this inspection has taken a team of 3 workers with a cherry picker over 1 month to complete, due to the sheer size of the site and number of gutters, downpipes and drains to inspect.  Not to mention the hazards of climbing onto the metal sheet roof.

After establishing the level of detail required by the client on the first morning by using the live video feed to our onsite ground-station & monitor, We got underway and had the inspection completed within 4 days.

We captured over 6000 images across the 2 sites, averaging around 75 images per warehouse.  Each row of gutter had 10 downpipes which we took close up images of, revealing many to be blocked, broken or failing.   Every image was filed into its own specific folder, this allowed a simple cross reference to be made between all images and the map/key on our overview report.

GPS co-ordinates are also attached to the metadata of each image as evidence of location.  The final report included a map with each warehouse numbered, and the rows of gutters assigned a specific letter.  We provided a traffic light system of red, amber and green based on the condition of each gutter/roof which allowed the maintenance team to take direct action with confidence on the areas of interest highlighted in the survey.  Saving time, money and mitigating all risk to the workforce.

If you would like to have commercial, residential or industrial building/roof inspections conducted by our experienced team of operators please get in touch

HISTORIC BUILDING INSPECTION -  JANUARY 2017

CLIENT - Historic Environment Scotland
LOCATION - Dunkeld Cathedral

We teamed up with HES to capture high resolution visual data which would in turn assist with the efficient inspection of the overall building and roof condition of Dunkeld Cathedral.

Our brief was to conduct a visual inspection of all aspects of the Cathedral.  Including the bell tower, roof crosses, tiles and gutters, nave walls and windows.  We put a flight plan together and notified all local properties and authorities of our planned operations.

Drones offer a level of detail which is not otherwise possible when inspecting historic and listed buildings, not to mention the time and cost savings over traditional survey methods which normally utilise scaffolding, rope access and cherry pickers.

Once onsite we set our cordon up, prepared all equipment for the operation and completed our pre flight checklist.  We conducted the inspection within 2 hours and provided a report containing over 500 images.  These images were placed into specific folders highlighting location and any obvious defects which could present a problem.  The files were then sent to the building architect/inspection team for detailed analysis.

The images can also be used to generate a dense point cloud 3D model of the building which can be used and shared by the inspection team in an interactive manner.  Details and tags can be added to the digital model and cross referenced against later inspections. If you would like to find out more about how 3D modelling can assist you please feel free to contact us.

GPS co-ordinates are also attached to the metadata of each image as evidence of exact location.

If you would like to commission AeroPixel to conduct a commercial, residential or industrial building/roof inspection, which will be overseen and conducted by our experienced team of operators please get in touch

 

CHURCH ROOF INSPECTION -  APRIL 2017

CLIENT - St. Josephs Catholic Church.
LOCATION - Bonnybridge.

 

Father Holuka was thinking outside the box and one week decided to place an advert on the weekly notice board looking to have a roof survey conducted, and possibly one using a drone.  Coming from an aviation background Fr Holuka proved to be one of the most engaging clients we have had the pleasure to work with.

Before our introduction, he was already aware of the laws and regulations governing the commercial use of drones and assisted where he could in obtaining relevant permissions.

The aim of this inspection was to highlight and pinpoint a few areas in particular which were causing concern with leaks and to give a general view of the overall condition of the roof and bell tower.

We conducted the survey during the school holidays due to the neighbouring property being a primary school and completed the image capture element of the inspection within 2 hours.  This provided hundreds of close up images of the complete roof, tower, upper windows and facades.

We produced a master image key and renamed all images into corresponding folders, allowing Fr Holuka to confidently approach a roof repair company for quotes to have the work carried out.  We also highlighted some other areas of the roof which require attention such as the timber on the bell tower and broken, blocked guttering.

We provide an impartial inspection service along with supplying evidence of any defects in the form of high resolution images, video or 3D modelling allowing you to make informed decisions and have repairs carried out where necessary.

If you would like to commission AeroPixel to conduct a commercial, residential or industrial building/roof inspection, which will be overseen and conducted by our experienced team of operators please get in touch

 

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AEROPIXEL SCOTLAND LTD

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Stirlingshire, Scotland, FK6 5BW

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