SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - July 9, 2018 - Arcadis, the
leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets, is launching
its latest drone deployment services in construction. Arcadis is one of the first companies in Singapore and Southeast Asia to
invest in industrial-grade drones in the construction sector, leading the way in the commercial use of drones.
Drones can help to address a wide range of
challenges that clients typically face on large-scale construction projects. Key
benefits delivered on real-life projects include:
- Improved accuracy and
quality of design work: The high-quality
data collected by the drones are real-time and compatible with a vast range of
applications and software for 3D model development, which allows efficient tracking
of site progress and early identification of potential problems.
- Significant cost
savings: Drones can be used at high-risk
locations, eradicating the need for heavy duty superstructures for surveying
and inspection of large-scale or inaccessible sites. For example, the use of a
drone can help to reduce costs by approximately 50% for a typical topographic
- Reduced overall time
for projects: Due to the unobtrusive nature of
drones, they are able to conduct site progress checks and surveying quickly
without the need to halt active work sites during inspection operations. The
ability to report data in an efficient and accurate manner allows work to be
- Enhanced Health &
Safety: Drones are also able to reduce the need
to access hazardous areas, such as working at height or over water. They can
also be fully automated through artificial intelligence and have the capability
to identify potential construction risks, unsafe working environments and
practices through surveillance.
Risbridger, Country Head Singapore at Arcadis, commented: "As the construction
industry embarks on a digital transformation, we are investing in new
technologies which enables us to meet the changing needs of our clients.
Arcadis is among the first in the industry and region to invest in
commercial/industrial-grade drones capable of operating in challenging
environments to collect high quality data. We look forward to working with our
clients to embrace digitalization and enjoy the benefits it brings."
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets.
Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy,
engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our
clients to deliver exceptional and
sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and
built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate
€3.2 billion in revenues. We support
UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in
rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com