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Merits and challenges of using inspection drones explored

Merits and challenges of using inspection drones explored

17 July 2017

Use of drones for bridge inspections is currently being trialled by West Sussex County Council and Balfour Beatty.

Drones – also known as unmanned aerial vehicles – are often heralded as a truly disruptive technology capable of giving engineers eyes in the hardest to reach places,
without getting in the way of the travelling public or putting inspectors in potentially dangerous situations.

But are they practical to use and do they deliver what they promise? Justin Ward (JW) spoke to the council’s infrastructure manager Kieran Dodds (KD).

To read the full article:  Transportation Professional July-August 2017

 

To listen to the audio of the interview:  

Listen to "CIHT podcast - The use of drones for bridge inspections - Kieran Dodds" on Spreaker.

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