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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL • ASHEVILLE, NC

Providing Electric Utilities With Substation Construction Planning and Construction Phases Monitoring Services

SkyData UAV provides electric transmission and distribution companies with topographic survey data and high-resolution aerial photography of new substations and substations that are being expanded. 


UAVs fly lower and closer to construction sites than manned aircraft and provide more detailed information that ranges from capturing pictures and video for periodic progress reports to creating site survey maps that provide a foundation for work plans.


Orthomosaics used in periodic progress reports provide highly accurate and detailed images for monitoring changes, helping to identify potential issues and prevent performance delays.

SAVE TIME, IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE COSTS WITH SKYDATA UAV SUBSTATION CONSTRUCTION MONITORING SERVICES

SkyData UAV works with development teams – surveyors, architects, engineers and contractors – to deliver technical imaging services to help map, design, monitor and document the progress of your substation construction project.

DATA & IMAGES FOR DECISION-MAKING

By incorporating our near real-time metadata and images into your construction monitoring workflow, your projects are displayed in detailed 2D orthomosaics images and 3D models to improve the overall understanding of your substation construction status.

Pre-Construction Site Work

  • Aerial video and photographs of the job site
  • Topography measurements
  • Wetlands and other environmental imaging


Site Preparation

  • Document erosion and sediment controls
  • Map access road by integrating UAV images and data in CAD program
  • Document site preparation 
  • Verify as-planned against as-built before and after concrete footings and foundations are poured


Steel Erection, Civil Construction and Landscaping

  • Document erection of the substation framework, support structures and equipment on the concrete pads.
  • Document installation of underground pathways between the control house substation yard equipment
  • Image the steel supports electric control equipment and the transmission lines
  • Document landscaping and ground cover


When SkyData’s images and a substation’s construction plans are viewed simultaneously, you can immediately see whether BIM plans and construction align. Adjustments are discussed. Changes are documented. Issues are resolved that could impact the bottom line.

INCREASE EFFICIENCY & LOWER COSTS

Once the initial flight pattern is established, SkyData replicates the same flight over the project’s life to provide you with precision data and images. Our UAVs fly lower, closer and more cost effectively over proposed and existing construction sites than manned aircraft to provide detailed, accurate and geo-located images and metadata:

  • High-resolution photographs
  • 4K Videos
  • 2D orthomosaics
  • 3D point clouds
  • Digital surface models