Initial Elevated Inspections
Initial Elevated Inspections
We know how to access the inaccessable via our professional UAV/drone operator and, as part of a comprehensive UAV/drone aerial imaging service, we also have over 20 years of subject matter expertise in Imagery Analysis. Not only are we able to provide unrestricted amounts of high resolution/highly detailed aerial imagery but we can also provide a variety of analytical and visual products with informed and actionable consultancy that can be incorporated into your structural inspection reporting methods.
Our UAV-mounted imaging sensors can directly access difficult locations resulting in an improvement not only to safety but also to the speed of information gathering and dissemination of this data to the client.
Through the use of a deployed tripod-mounted field monitor, ARC Aerial Imaging can produce a live feed of your assets and critical asset infrastructure for the benefit to either a member of the facilities management or processing engineering team whilst an inspection is being carried out.
So, obtaining survey data (images) is far safer and the enhanced quality of such information means that inspection, repair or maintenance teams can directly pinpoint issues, saving time and money in allocating initial inspection resources (scaffolding, MEWPs, etc).
Subjects can be captured with precision and in detail not possible by more conventional means such as a fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter. Its UAV Pilot/Operator and experienced Multi-Sensor Imagery Analyst will know how to reach the areas of importance to your initial inspection requirements.
We are able to produce "closer in" aerial imaging during key building and structural asset inspections using our range of lenses with a focal length up to 100mm when operating at similar stand offs from subjects that can be undertaken with a standard 15mm lens.
Alternatively, we can also produce similar aerial imaging resolutions if our Inspire 1 Pro drone is required to operate at greater safety stand offs from more sensitive assets during inspections.
Our drones are capable and have been proven to provide valuable aerial imaging data effectively, efficiently and safely!
A first phase (an on-site visual inspection) or a second phase inspection (textual and/or illustrative reports) can be conducted for inspection teams which can be incorporated into their asset management documentation.
Inspection teams can additionally benefit from this by including routine task or scheduled external inspections of key infrastructure assets through the use of our previous and archived aerial imaging collection profiles which can be re-uploaded to our drones for accurate imaging collection continuity.
During a recent commission to provide generic aerials of a client's site, one of our drones captured and, identified by our Multi-Sensor Aerial Imagery and Spatial Analyst through a live feed, revealed the significant presence of rust-like discolouration on one of the site's structure's roof exterior cladding.
Through initial analysis (1st Phase) of the collected 20MP resolution drone aerial imagery it was calculated that approximately 25-30% of the structure's roof is affected by this discolouration with stronger indications centred at one of the ten venting pipes. Continued first phase analysis revealed that several other venting pipes are also indicating lesser symptoms of this discolouration which are more prominent at their fittings to the structure's roof. Furthermore, possible rust or evidence of corrosion was also observed at several sections along the roof's apex/peak.
Back in the office, further imagery analysis (2nd Phase), including analysing historical celestial imaging, suggested that this discolouration had likely started in 2007 and was probably emanated from where the stated heavily discoloured venting pipe is situated. Since 2007 it has gradually spread and has affected up to 30% of the roof's exterior cladding as indicated on imagery.
We promptly forwarded this information for their inspection considerations and if further higher resolution, low GSD aerial imaging via our drones would be required of the structure for enhanced remote and forensic analysis.
Telemetry data sourced from our drone flight operating logs can also be made available either as additional collateral information (.txt & .csv files) for technical auditing and referencing uses. This can also be promptly overlayed and rendered to inspection videos that will enable structural inspection teams and key project stakeholders to have pertinent positional and situational awareness information when reviewing videos during forensic inspection assessments for the inclusions to their formal reporting methods.
We can also provide aerial visualisation products of infrastructure sites and their surrounds. The creation of 360 degree visualisation panoramics (below) taken from specific operating heights can be applied to give inspection companies a visual appreciation on the scale and extent of facilities with products also annotated at specific points for referencing and documentation purposes.
One of the most effective uses of UAVs is assisting with regional development teams and construction companies. This can start at the initial phases of development planning by providing initial aerial survey imaging and during the progress of construction by providing aerial imaging updates to management teams/stakeholders right up until the completion of a project.
UAVs can provide aerial imaging to project stakeholders involved in the process an enhanced way to appreciate the scale, layout and complexity of large projects from various collection aspects. Additional benefits of multi-rotor aerial imaging include:
Many UAV uses in construction fall under the broad header of project support. That includes construction progress reporting, providing images for documentation, and monitoring safety. Overall, our UAVs can help with scheduling, communication, and improving accuracy on all types of project functions. Our UAVs fly low level, serpentine flights over projects recording hundreds of images in the process. Later, software can be used to stitch/mosiac together the images creating single, large images of a site.
Furthermore, by collecting regular aerial stills and video from the same angles, construction companies can obtain a comprehensive aerial portfolio documenting how their projects are progressing. Upon project completion, this can be presented as further evidence of their work, as illustrated below, to future development projects that are out for tender.
Media and Aerial Filming
Media and Aerial Filming
We can also undertake low altitude aerial filming and photography utilising our versatile Inspire 1, Inspire 1 Pro, Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 Pro multirotor aircraft with the ability to obtain a variety of shots from 10ft to 400ft in a matter of moments for media and filming companies.
We can provide the video in an output format of your choice (FHD and UHD-4K) and to desired applied capture settings (LOG) for onward post production on a medium that benefits you. Whilst we will retain the rights to use any part of the footage for our internal uses, you will retain the rights to the footage for all other purposes.
Our dual control aerial system enables one person (the qualified pilot) to have full control of the airframe whilst a second person (the camera operator) controls the camera via a slaved controller to compose and record any complex shots that are required whilst controlling the camera's gimbal. We can give initial familiarity training prior to shoots so that the camera operator can gain confidence in controlling its movements.
Through the use of a deployed tripod-mounted field monitor, the filming commission's on site producer/director can view a separate live feed from the drone to gain situational awareness of the aerial shot that is in progress.
Based in the North East of England, Fridge Productions are the perfect audio-visual partner to deliver your communication needs and have a reputation for producing award-winning films with broadcast credits on the National Geographic Channel and screenings World-wide.
"We are immensely proud to have assisted Fridge Productions (@fffridge) in providing UAV/drone 4K aerials captured of many stunning locations along the North Yorkshire coastline on a series of tourism films on behalf of the North York Moors National Park Authority with the first of several major marketing films being gradually released over the course of Summer 2016."
"We are immensely proud to have assisted Fridge Productions once again in providing UAV/drone 4K aerials captured of many stunning locations within the greater North Yorkshire region and its stunning coastline on a series of tourism and business marketing films with several being released over the course of Summer 2017."
Real Estate Property Marketing
Real Estate Property Marketing
It's being recognised by estate agents in various parts of the country that aerial shots of exclusive properties and which are of substantial size can have a dramatic and immediate impact when it comes to improving their marketing and selling potential, accompanied with traditional methods such as eye-level photographs, brochures and open property viewings.
Often in the past estate agents have had limited choices to market these types of properties; either a single aspect shot taken from a fixed mast or from the commissioning of a plane or helicopter.
ARC Aerial Imaging can provide an enhanced, yet more flexible service and its benefits include:
We can also provide virtual aerial tour products of real estate marked for initial or continued commercial/residential property development. The creation of 360 degree visualisation panoramics (click on image below for an immersive 360 product) taken from specific operating heights can be applied to give planners, property developers and marketing teams a visual appreciation on scale and extent.