UK - Kent
Aerial Imager & Building Surveys
Areas of Expertise;
Capturing Hi-Level & Aerial imagery in the urban and rural environment - Quickly, Quietly, Safely and Cost Effectively
Personalised service to Construction & Property Co.'s , associated disciplines and Private individuals.
- Aerial & Mast Photography, Video / CCTV surveys
- Hi-Level Thermal Imaging & 3D Laser Scanning
- Pre-site acquisition appraisals, Speculative views
- Roof/Building dilapidation surveys (no scaffolding)
- 2D visual backdrops for insertion into 3D visuals
- Town Planning, Transport, Urban & Farm Dvlpts.
- Site progress & Environmental contamination
- Flooding, Flood Mitigation schemes
- Line of Sight / Building Markers (Roof Apex's)
- Green, Renewable, Sustainable Features & Dvlpts
- Brownfield views - Before & after Remediation
- Commercial & Residential Property sales
+ Sourcing of Historical Aerial Images (1940's-present) re. Boundary disputes, Rights of Light, Ins Claims , Evidence of Previous Land or Building use.
And the point ! .. rather a limited view video though an awkward structur, as uav cannot fly into the corners above the site due to nearby buildings (as would be illegal
Comment on: Drones: The sky's no limit
The distance regulations (particularly on confined London & urban sites) proves the most stringent for UAV operators, and across most sites Hi-Level masts can still operate safer, closer and more cost effectively than a UAV .. without the legal air or operational restrictions. Albeit whilst not reaching to 120m or possibly the wider photogrammetry data .. but on most sites that's not necessary anyway.
One of the masts main advantages is that there is no flight time limitation, are somewhat less weather dependent and they can stay up for hours (not minutes) at a time, e.g., for time-lapse, event sequences, detailed building façade surveys and still offer a safer and cost effective method of obtaining hi-level imagery on most sites.
There again, traditional aerial photography from aircraft or helicopters can cover many sites in a few hours, unlike both UAV's and Masts.
It's all a matter of horses for courses, and which ever proves the most cost effective ... as it's just another platform to obtain aerial views one just cannot see from ground level.
Apart from UAV's being the flavour of the month, don't forget the alternatives and the benefits they still have to offer.
Nice idea, made over complicated by government red tape, expensive to administer for retrofit Co's as well as the final costs to home owners .... so what's new !