During 2015, Landpoint rolled out a brand new service augmentation that heavily utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as “drones”. Our drone fleet has revolutionized the way that pipelines are planned, constructed, and maintained. In addition to the up-front cost savings for faster data collection, the immense amount of data is able to be shared with internal engineers & surveyors, as well as with other all other subcontractors on the project. The information propagates savings, an increased safety envelope, quality of deliverables, and efficiency through the every phase of the project by providing increased visibility in the earliest of planning stages.
During 2016 we saw some projects save over 35% in comparison to similar projects in 2014, due to our implementation of drone data collection and sharing. From initial planning to post-construction verification, easily accessing these new data sets is creating tighter bids, less surprises, and more profitable projects for everyone involved. Landpoint is one of the few licensed land surveying companies to fully utilize this technology, and the only to have implemented large-scale rollouts.