Drone use in construction – Intermediate (1 DAY)


  • CITB Assured
  • Eligible for levy grant funding
  • Delivered by leading industry experts


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.

Learning outcomes

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

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