Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2016, Pages 165 - 177
Risk Considerations in the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Construction Industry
George Wang, Donna Hollar, Susan Sayger, Zhen Zhu, John Buckeridge, Jie Li, Jimmy Chong, Colin Duffield, Dongryeol Ryu, Wei Hu
Received 3 December 2016, Accepted 12 December 2016, Available Online 30 December 2016.
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- Construction, Drone, Management, Risk, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
- The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the construction industry is swiftly growing worldwide. UAVs are changing the way construction companies do business. Contractors are increasingly using camera-mounted UAVs to monitor the full range of activities. Rapid advances in camera, sensing, aeronautics, battery and autopilot navigation technologies have helped make UAVs affordable, reliable and easy to operate. The US Federal Aviation Administration predicts that UAVs hold tremendous promise and commercial drone sales could increase from 600,000 to 2.7 million over the next four years. On the one hand, UAVs are extremely cost-effective in conducting aerial surveys, worksite surveillance, real-time inspections, and monitoring jobsite safety. On the other hand, with UAV ownership rapidly rising, the number of reported UAV safety, risk, and liability incidents is increasing. With this new technology use in the construction industry, construction companies must be aware of all regulations, legislations, privacy liability, and risks for construction related businesses. Operating a drone or hiring a subcontractor to operate it is not something to do on the spur of the moment. Emphasis and effort should be placed on safety, risk control, training and education. The goal of this paper is to provide construction professionals with timely and pertinent information on UAV use with a focus on risk management based on current industry practice, experience and literature review.
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TY - JOUR AU - George Wang AU - Donna Hollar AU - Susan Sayger AU - Zhen Zhu AU - John Buckeridge AU - Jie Li AU - Jimmy Chong AU - Colin Duffield AU - Dongryeol Ryu AU - Wei Hu PY - 2016 DA - 2016/12/30 TI - Risk Considerations in the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Construction Industry JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 165 EP - 177 VL - 6 IS - 4 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2016.6.4.1 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2016.6.4.1 ID - Wang2016 ER -