This 1-day practical course covers drone use in the construction environment including planning a project, executing the project on site, carrying out a flight and processing the data.
Who the course is aimed at
This course is for those who would like to use drones in a construction environment and effectively use the data. Delegates must carry out the CITB Assured course ‘Drone use in construction – introduction’ before attending this course.
The course is aimed at those who have a working knowledge of:
- 3D coordinate geometry
- Surveying and setting out principles
- 3D mapping and modelling software
If you do not have a working knowledge of these topics, you should first attend the 3-day practical course ‘Total Station for Construction’ and the 2-day ‘CAD For Site Engineers’ course.
Setting Out for Construction is an Approved Training Organisation.
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
- Identify customer requirements including required accuracy
- Select the placement of survey control points (ground markers)
- Establish take-off and landing zones
- Carry out a risk assessment (weather, permissions, obstructions, risks, risk to the public)
- Prepare a method statement
- Plan the flight
- Explain when it is appropriate to use manual flying vs automated flying techniques
- Plan access points
- Mark out aerial operations including ground control points and take-off and landing zone
- Notify the relevant people/organisations
- Carry out the flight/s
- Set up the take-off and landing zone
- Set up the flight/s
- Execute the flight plan/s
- Check post-flight captured including brightness, clarity, coverage, amount of data
- Secure and clear the area
- Prepare the data for processing (including transferring and converting)
- Import the survey control points or list
- Run the photogrammetry processing engine
- Carry out a quality control check
- Export required deliverables