3DR and SoftBank C&S Partner to Drive Productivity in Japanese AEC Industry

3DR has partnered with SoftBank C&S to bring its aerial data platform Site Scan to construction and engineering professionals in Japan. SoftBank's reputation in Japan as a quality distributor of IT services and communications will play a key role in convincing companies within AEC industry to adopt 3DR's software and drones to manage their construction, architecture, and engineering projects.

Jun 20, 2017 1:20:35 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships, Construction

DroneDeploy Partners with DJI to Bring Complete Drone Mapping Solution to Construction

DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, today announced a partnership with DJI -- the global leader in developing and manufacturing drone and camera technology for personal and professional use to bring an all-in-one UAV system to construction enterprises. Available now from DJI's online store, the DroneDeploy & DJI Construction Mapping Package includes a one-year Pro or Business software subscription to the DroneDeploy platform, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone and other drone accessories.

May 9, 2017 1:26:54 PM

Topics: Mapping, Startups and Partnerships, Construction

How drones are supporting construction workers

Construction workers are adding a new tool to their toolbelt at Rogers-O’Brien Construction: Drones. Rogers-O’Brien is a midsize contractor in Texas known for its wide range of pre-construction and construction management services. About three years ago the company decided to add drones to their daily operations, and according to Blake Potts, regional virtual design and construction (VDC) manager at Rogers-O’Brien, the value of drones have been immense ever since.

Apr 5, 2017 2:34:57 PM

Topics: Construction

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction”

In-depth report dives into strategies and concerns of firms adopting the use of commercial drones for construction projects

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2017 BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

Mar 21, 2017 9:11:30 AM

Topics: Construction

John Deere adds drones to its job sites

Mar 8, 2017 11:11:08 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships, Construction

Airport turns to drones for construction

Drones are typically not allowed to fly near airplanes or airports, but the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently made an exception. The airport exceeds 100 million passengers a year, and in order to keep up with the ever-increasing amount of passengers, the city of Atlanta was recently tasked with expanding the airport.

Feb 6, 2017 1:35:06 PM

Topics: Construction

Airware gets construction and mining backing

Airware will be expanding its construction, mining, and quarrying services and solutions thanks to a new backing from Caterpillar Ventures. The exact amount was not disclosed, but the investment should help Airware advance its worksite intelligence.

Feb 2, 2017 3:14:22 PM

Topics: Mining, Releases, Construction

Kespry gets new CEO to grow its industrial drone business

Kespry, an artificial intelligence platform provider, is restructuring its leadership in order to widen its mark on the industrial drone industry. The company announced George Mathew will be taking the reins from Paul Doersch as CEO and chairman. Doersch will remain a shareholder of the company.

Jan 12, 2017 10:38:24 AM

Topics: Construction, Updates

Airware acquires drone analytics company Redbird

Airware, a commercial aerial solution provider, is beefing up its services by acquiring data analytics company Redbird. Redbird is a France-based company designed to provide insight into mining, quarrying and construction industries.

Sep 22, 2016 11:10:32 AM

Topics: Mining, Startups and Partnerships, Construction

Kespry launches the Kespry Drone 2.0

Commercial drone and aerial intelligence provider Kespry wants to give drone operators twice the coverage area with its recently announced drone. The company today announced the Kespry Drone 2.0. The latest version is designed to provide twice the ground coverage, twice the flight time, and twice the wind resilience than the previous drone.

Aug 29, 2016 10:30:26 AM

Topics: Releases, Construction