Best Practices: Using Drones for Volumetric Stockpile & Aggregate Inspections

Skyward Drone Ops Consultant

Drones are increasing safety and lowering costs on construction sites, as well as infrastructure and engineering projects, mining, and agriculture. One of the fastest growing use cases for UAVs across all of these industries is volumetric stockpile and aggregate inspection.

Until very recently, volumetric analysis required workers to collect data by physically climbing on stockpiles with heavy and expensive equipment on their backs. Depending on the type of stockpile, gathering data in this way can be very risky. So inspectors have had to make the choice between good data and their own safety. Continue reading →