Contruction Today - July/August 2017 - 7
The focus of the industry has shifted from the
actual drone to the software and services that
project visibility and team productivity for
industrial leaders. The company's drones can
map 100 acres in 10 minutes, dramatically
increasing productivity and savings. Identified Technologies provides 2-D data, 3-D
volumetrics, orthomosaics, as-built versus
as-planned comparisons, as well as progress
and cost forecasting and change detection.
Identified Technologies provides all the
hardware, software and training needed. "We
train your employee so they can be legally
certified to operate the drone," Zhang explains.
"The training normally just takes a few hours
so companies don't have to hire extra personnel and no specialized skill set is required."
In July, Identified Technologies began
offering the Boomerang UAV solution with
integrated post-processing kinematic (PPK)
for clients in construction, energy and
mining. "PPK dramatically reduces the need
for laying of ground control points and saves
companies thousands of man hours and
drastically increases the ease, accuracy and
profitability of using a commercial drone
solution," the company says.
are available using it. Identified Technologies found its niche there,
offering a more efficient and cost-effective data-gathering solution.
The company empowers its customers with accurate insights so they
can "Know when others guess™."
The company prides itself on helping companies in construction
and excavation reduce costs and win more business with job site
data and analytics. "There are billions of dollars at stake on these
projects that require survey and volume metrics," Zhang says. "The
analytics we provide help at every stage of projects, from initial
bidding, to planning and tracking, to financial reconciling and
"Understanding progress, cost, how much to bill, inventory and
production is vital to the project," he continues. "The whole business
revolves around this. On a fast moving, fast changing job site, old
data is inaccurate data. Instead of getting information updated once
a year with traditional surveys, customers are getting accurate information flying drones as often as three times a week. The information
is updated 150 times more frequently, so you're able to make smart
decisions based off of where your job site is now, not where it was
Moving forward, Identified Technologies is integrating its job
site tracking solution with the internet of things (IoT) for further
impact. "You can't manage what you can't measure. Tracking and
analytics are essential and the next natural step is using those
insights to automate and optimize operations. Our newest offering
Truck IQ is like a Fitbit for trucks and heavy equipment," Zhang
says. "We want everything on site - the project, equipment and
people - connected and tying it into the world of IoT for a new level
of speed, safety and savings."
data-gathering solution is
efficient and cost-effective.
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