Drones used for building inspection

The use of drone technology may be a way to improve inspections, enabling more thorough examinations and protecting pedestrians, but there are concerns about safety, privacy, and federal rules.

Building façade inspections are intended to ensure that the façades of buildings higher than six stories are safe and secure. They often involve erecting costly scaffolding around the buildings for inspectors to take a proper look at the façade.

drones used for building inspection
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Current New York City regulations prohibit aircraft from taking off and landing in the five boroughs, except at public and private airports, heliports, seaplane bases, and in emergencies. New York City Council gave the go-ahead for the DOB to study the feasibility of using drones to inspect buildings.

Contact Clearview Building Services for more information on how drones can be used for building inspection.


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