The construction industry has long been a major source of funding for state and local governments, but a new report says it is getting a little bit more sophisticated.
According to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the construction industry is increasingly turning to unmanned aerial vehicles for construction work.
The report’s authors said the development of these vehicles, which can be used in remote locations for both construction and operations, will eventually become “a mainstream feature of the construction sector.”
The report, entitled Building for the Future: Emerging Technologies, Emerging Challenges and New Opportunities in Construction, examines the use of drones for construction.
The technology can be applied to virtually any construction project, from road and bridge construction to apartment buildings and office buildings.
In the study, researchers analyzed the applications of drone technology in construction across the country, from construction sites to offices.
In Texas, where drones are used for construction projects, construction companies have developed systems that allow for the deployment of the devices in a single operation.
Researchers at the Center say that the development will become “an increasingly mainstream feature” of the industry.
The new technology is currently available for use in nearly 50 states and Washington, D.C.