Organization of Supervision over Construction Works Using Uavs and Special Software

1Tugay, OA
1Zeltser, RYa.  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4433-6625
1Kolot, MA
1Panasiuk, IO  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6255-3119
1Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Sci. innov. 2019, 15(4):21-28
https://doi.org/10.15407/scine15.04.021
Section: Scientific Basis of Innovation Activity
Language: English
Abstract: 
Introduction. Innovative approaches to supervising over the life cycle of construction projects at the stages of engineering surveys and design works, underground and earthworks, construction of building superstructures and further operation and maintenance using UAVs and special software give the Ukraine construction sector companies a unique chance to realize their potential during the digital revolution and take their rightful place among the world leaders.
Problem Statement. Due to the lack of actual, accurate data and indicators which describe the status of the construction site, building corporations face such problems as the lack of up-to-date information on the project implementation progress, late detection of delays in the progress of works from the original works program, uncontrolled human factor effect on checking the quantities and quality of works performed by contractors, insufficient communication between project stakeholders. Subsequently, these factors lead to an increase in the budget and extension of works time.
Purpose. To implement innovative approaches to supervision over infrastructure construction projects.
Materials and Methods. Applied research using UAV DJI Phantom 4 PRO, software DroneDeploy, Pix4D, and Virtual Surveyor as part of supervising over the implementation of for solid waste storage landfill rehabilitation project in Podhirtsi, Obukhiv District, Kyiv Oblast.
Results. Based on the data obtained using UAVs, orthophotomaps and topographical map of the area with a constantly varying surface have been built. With the help of the mentioned maps, the parameters and characteristics of the constructionproject have been analyzed for making decisions at different stage of the project implementation.
Conclusions. UAVs have proved themselves to be an efficient monitoring and supervision tool for organizing and managing the solid waste storage landfill rehabilitation project.
Keywords: 3D model, cloud technologies in construction, construction organization, construction project management, monitoring, orthophotomap, remote control, UAVs