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Elevated Work Platforms vs Drones

July 13, 2017 | no responses

Working at heights is a high-risk activity and the leading cause of death and serious injury in Australia. According to Safe Work Australia; between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2015: 359 workers were killed following a fall from a height—11% of all workers killed over this period. The greatest number of fatalities involved falling from roofs (59), and ladders (54). Workers aged 45 years and over made up 65% of those who died. The construction industry accounted for 37% of falls-related fatalities.   Using Elevated Work Platforms (EWP’s) is one way in which companies hope to reduce risk ...More

Roof Inspections by drone: The importance of regular inspections

July 7, 2017 | no responses

Drones are changing the way we complete roof inspections. We answer some of the most common questions.   Experienced facility managers are now using drones, knowing the importance of inspecting a building’s roof condition at least twice a year to not only extend the life of their roofs, but to ensure that their assets and structure remain protected. With regular visual inspections along with preventative maintenance, you can be saved from costly repairs and damage to your property’s contents after severe weather events.   How do you inspect a rooftop? Until very recently, trying to inspect the rooftops of ...More

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Take a break with: Derek Feebrey

July 4, 2017 | no responses

This week we caught up with the CEO of Hoverscape Derek Feebrey and asked him……..   What would you do if you won the lottery?   Defiantly buy a yacht. A 50ft Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 Catamaran to be specific. Something tells me that maybe given this actual scenario way too much thought.   I know the old saying is “the two best days of owning a yacht are the day you buy it and the day you sell it”, but I wouldn’t care. I would just pull up somewhere like Whitehaven beach, set the anchor and not leave.   ...More

Hoverscape brings survey level accuracies to drone mapping.

June 22, 2017 | no responses

  Do you need to capture survey grade data for large, difficult or dangerous sites but don’t want to spend days, even weeks trying to access each site on foot?   At Hoverscape, we can work with you to deliver accurate elevation data and aerial survey’s—faster, safer and cheaper, using our state of the art drone technology.   Without interruption to your site, our drones can capture elevation data in several quick consecutive flights. A job that would take a conventional crew 1 week, can be completed in as little as 1 hour using our drone technology, freeing up ...More

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Construction companies call on drones to deliver accurate reports

March 1, 2017 | no responses

As technology is rapidly increasing every day, drones are bringing the construction industry into the future, allowing these companies to work smarter and faster then ever before.  It’s now not only the early adopters that are using drones to capture accurate aerial imagery of their construction sites. Construction companies both large and small are now turning to Hoverscape for a safer and cost efficient means of tracking and reporting construction progress. Aerial progress reporting is becoming an essential part of project management, allowing up to date site information to be shared quickly and easily with management, investors, and other ...More

Drones, Construction and Business Innovation

February 1, 2017 | no responses

Intensifying technology advancements are allowing businesses to work harder, smarter and faster than ever before. So how has technology recently advanced within the construction industry? Read on to find out.   Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are increasingly being utilised to provide valuable insights for businesses operating within the construction industry. Drone technology has advanced well above the original sort out ‘toy’, with advanced drones now equipped with the best chips, cameras and monitors amongst other key features. These enhancements have consequently allowed drone technology to become a key tool on construction sites due to their ...More

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New CASA drone regulations: How do the changes affect you?

November 30, 2016 | no responses

How do the new CASA regulations impact consumers of drone services? On the 29th September this year, CASA introduced new regulations that effectively relaxed licensing requirements for drones under 2kg. These new regulations mean drones under 2kg can be operated for commercial purposes without requiring the operator to hold a Remote Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (ReOC). So why does this matter? Why should you use a licensed drone operator? Safety An ReOC drone licence means that an operator has gone through a comprehensive safety review process by CASA that ensures the way they conduct operations, maintenance and manage risk has ...More

The better way to inspect your assets

November 8, 2016 | no responses

By utilising drones we have made inspecting your asset quicker, safer, and easier than ever before. Keep your staff safe on the ground by using our advanced drone technology and methods to complete your inspection in just a fraction of the time. No longer do you need to put your staff at risk by using scaffolding, abseilers or mobile towers. Using compact, powerful drone’s we can capture high quality, detailed photo sets and video of your asset. Featuring the latest in camera hardware and inflight zoom capabilities we can focus on your areas of concern, recording GPS data for ...More

5 tips for getting the best drone quote, first time

September 14, 2016 | no responses

We know your time is precious, so we’ve put together 5 tips for getting an accurate quote with minimal hassle:   1) Location Location – As the saying goes, location is key. Providing an address allows us to check for any airspace restrictions that may prevent aerial operations in your area (such as around major airports). Our experienced team can advise you if any flying restrictions will apply, and make arrangements for permissions if possible. Providing an address also allows us to advise you if additional travel expenses will be applicable for your location.   2) Image Destination – There’s a wide range of ...More

HMAS Darwin returns home to Sydney

July 17, 2016 | no responses

It may have began as a wet and foggy morning over Sydney Harbour, however nothing was going to stop the HMAS Darwin from making her grand arrival back to Garden Island this morning after 7 months at sea. As if on cue, the low cloud cleared just in time to capture stunning aerial drone imagery of the naval frigate berthing. Hoverscape co-ordinated closely with the crew on-board to organise the safe operation our drones in close proximity to the warship, allowing us to capture unique aerial photographs and video of her arrival. HMAS Darwin has been on a 7 month anti-piracy ...More

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