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Drones: A Useful Tool in the Building Science Professional’s Toolbox

Jennifer Hogan
Publication date:
September 22, 2021
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the use of drones as a valuable tool in asset management and building inspections for condominiums. Drones offer advantages such as cost-effective inspections of large areas, access to difficult-to-reach places, and capturing high-resolution images for marketing. However, professionals must be aware of limitations and risks, including the need for hands-on inspections for certain aspects, flight time limitations due to battery capacity, and weather dependency. The article emphasizes the importance of using licensed and registered drone pilots and having a ground control plan to ensure safety during the flights. It also highlights the visible deficiencies that can be detected through drone photography, such as damaged areas, water collection spots, rooftop equipment issues, and potential areas of leakage detected through infrared thermography.


Drones, asset management, building inspections, condominiums, advantages, cost-effective, difficult-to-reach places, high-resolution images, limitations, risks, hands-on inspections, flight time, weather dependency, licensed drone pilots, ground control plan, safety, visible deficiencies, infrared thermography.

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Jennifer Hogan
Drones: A Useful Tool in the Building Science Professional’s Toolbox
September 22, 2021
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