Learning at Work

Survey and Building Inspections using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Surveying the exterior of buildings is being transformed through the use of small autonomous flying vehicles sometimes known as drones but more correctly as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s). These remove complex and expensive health and safety issues when surveying at height. However the use of these vehicles, in a professional sense, is strictly regulated and users need to be licenced. The data obtained from these machines has a wide variety of applications but is particularly useful when surveying buildings with a complex shape.

The course includes:

  • the development of UAVs
  • the legal framework for use
  • training requirements
  • arial imaging
  • data analyses
  • 2D and 3D mapping
  • 3D modelling
  • use of UAV’s in building surveying
  • future developments

Mike Edwards is Director of Sales at Ocuair™ one of the UK’s Leading Responsible Commercial UAV Operators. They have full Civil Aviation Authority permissions to operate drones for commercial aerial work – are fully insured – and are experts in gathering aerial images using remote controlled multi-rotor aerial systems, also known as UAS, UAV, RPAS, RPAV, drones etc.

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Mike Edwards BSc, Director Ocuair Ltd


Hockley Golf Club, Twyford, SO21 1PL


Wednesday 21 February 2018, 1:50pm–5:10pm

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