Christina Cardoza

Apr 28, 2017 12:47:40 PM

Despite what some may think, 3DR is still in the drone game, and it is continuing to compete in the enterprise drone software race. The company is announcing a $53 million round of funding to further build out its Site Scan solution.

Site Scan is a fully-autonomous drone solution for construction and engineering markets. It is designed to capture site data, ensure quality assurance, and help teams stay on schedule to prevent any unnecessary costs.

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“Construction is an $8 trillion global industry, but a typical commercial construction project runs 80% over budget and 20 months behind schedule. A big reason for this is the disconnect between as-designed and as-built: when design plans don’t align with the realities of construction, it hurts productivity on-site, slows down projects, and results in trillions of dollars of change orders and re-work,” the company wrote in a blog post.

In addition, 3DR says Site Scan gives teams the ability to monitor and report progress, identify issues, and provide actionable data. The solution also integrates with Autodesk and GIS tools so close the gap between the field and office.

The round of funding was led by Atlantic Bridge and included the Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, and Mayfield.

“We are excited to lead this round in 3DR and see tremendous opportunity for the deployment of Site Scan across a wide range of industry use cases,” said Brian Long, managing partner at Atlantic Bridge. “The end-to-end reality capture provided by Site Scan, combined with Autodesk software, provides the most comprehensive platform for the measurement and monitoring of progress on construction sites, resulting in potentially huge efficiency gains for the industry.”

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