Drone Monitoring of your Building Envelope

April 2020

Drone technology has advanced to a level that is making them an indispensable tool for high-rise communities.  The lower cost and improved quality of drone technology have made them instrumental for building assessment and maintenance.


Engineers typically inspect a building exterior from the ground, adjacent buildings, looking out windows, from balconies, or suspended from equipment during a process that can take weeks.

Drones simplify the process while making it safer, faster and more economical.  Results are superior.

Drones, otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), equipped with camera technology allow inspection of both entire buildings and small openings.  They offer a more reliable way to identify small problems before they become major concerns.  One of their strengths is an ability to assess previously inaccessible building infrastructure which may include plumbing and sewer lines.  A drone captures photographic or video documentation that can be reviewed almost immediately.  When a new problem occurs, historical documentation is available to review for insight.

Drones provide a better view of the building with tasks that used to take weeks now taking a couple of days.  Safety is improved since there is no need to leave the ground.  Drones provide financial savings, better results and faster turnaround.