Drones - facilitating planning, saving time and creating a safer work environment

NCC is one of the construction companies that has come furthest in the Nordic region in the use of drones. We currently have drone pilots throughout the country. Using drones, NCC can take photographs and film from the air.

Drones are used for a number of different tasks in our operations. As we own the skills and the technology, drones offer considerable added value to individual projects by facilitating planning, saving time and creating a safer work environment.

For example, NCC is involved in several major infrastructure projects, projects where it is crucially important to quickly estimate volumes, quantities and working hours, both in terms of preparing information for calculations and for visualizing projects. Using drones, we can after a 15-minute flight use photographs from various angles to measure elevation difference in an area of 100,000 square meters and learn exactly how much material is needed. We also obtain graphics that reveal every detail. This work would have taken several days to complete using traditional methods.

The multicopter drone, which is the type of drone used by NCC, is controlled by a pilot on the ground. We currently have drone pilots throughout the country.

Drones are used:

  • as a basis for visualization
  • for images of the scenery
  • to take 360-degree panorama photos
  • for planning models at worksites
  • as a basis for project engineering
  • in surveying and inspections
  • to provide volume calculations
  • for 3D models of the land
  • for 3D models of buildings and other constructions