Aerial photo and video is a perfect fit for the construction industry. It offers the opportunity to show the size and scale of projects in a single image. But most construction firms are busy, understaffed, or not in a place to dig into drone regulations to make sure they can operate an in house fleet legally and consistently. That's why MKE Drones specializes in helping out construction firms. With 10 years in construction management we understand safety, how construction sites operate, and know how to work with contractors. Whether your needs are initial photos and videos for a client presentation, orbits and photos every 2-4 weeks to track construction progress, or just help setting up your own drone fleet we are here for your needs.

Site Video and ORbit

Video is a great way to view the progress of a construction site. Shots of the site help to establish the size and show various elements of the construction, while an orbit shows the build from all angles in 4k quality. Orbits in particular can be used to track progress and other video can be great for marketing. If shots are done ever few weeks, they can be combined to provide a single video showing the progression of the building from start to finish. 


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Construction sites have a lot going on. Photos can help to get detail of the site as the build progresses. These photos can be used to provide current build into to owners, developers, or subcontractors. Photos also make great marketing materials whether showing off a site as its being built, or just to get shots of the finished product. Aerials taken at the same location through the course of a project these photos can be made into a timelapse to show the complete build in a matter of seconds.

Presentation Footage and Effects

General contractors often have to give presentations to help close contracts or to help with planning in pre-construction. MKE Drones can gather footage to help take your presentation to the next level, or to help give better direction for planning. We can even place the graphics in the video for you. Whatever your footage needs we are here to help. 

Plan/Site Overlay

We can take our drone created orthomosaic maps and overlay site and building plans overtop of a site as each phase of construction happens. This is a great way to show perspective of the end build to clients or the public 

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An orthomosaic map is a single image made up of many smaller images. This allows for the large image to have incredible clarity, and for great detail when zooming into a certain area of the image. They also offer current details of the site, unlike satellite images which are typically grainy and out of date. Ortho imaging can be used to view site details such as utility installs, or even overlaid with plans to compare wall locations on site to the location on the plans.

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Volumetric mapping

Jobsite grading can be a difficult - and even more difficult to relate to the plans. Volumetric mapping with drones is quick, and can offer a view of how grading currently looks. This information can be handed over to civil engineers to compare the site to the plans in order to view how much work still needs to be done. As well, it can be used to estimate the volume of piles on a job site. Need certified surveying? We will work with your engineer or one of our own to get certified surveys done quickly. 

360 PAnoramic photos

360 panos offer a unique view of a job site. They are great for social media when taken from overhead of a job site as they offer the ability for people to scroll around in a "virtual reality" manner and view a site from above. As well, 360 photos can be taken inside a room once complete and are great marketing tools for websites.