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 a 2-day ‘3D Modelling and Mapping for Site Engineers 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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