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Up, Up And Away - Drones Drafted In For Building Inspections

Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures have joined forces to take advantage of drone inspection technology
23 February 2018

The Sky has become the limit as a new partnership looks to take inspection strategy to, quite literally, a whole new level.


Against the backdrop of an increased focus on health and safety in all commercial disciplines, Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures have joined forces in a pioneering new partnership designed to take advantage of drone inspection technology.

Drawing on Bureau Veritas’ repertoire for inspection and  Sky-Futures’ cutting edge, drone based approach to industrial inspection, the new partnership offers customers with a blended inspection capability combining drones, experienced inspectors and Sky-Futures Expanse data platform and data analytics tools.

This new approach, which is now available in the UK and Europe, can aid quality control, reducing the time taken on inspections by allowing hard to access areas to be inspected safely, quickly and cost effectively.

The end product is a total inspection solution that delivers a complete overview of a building’s infrastructure whilst meeting all relevant regulatory requirements, the two partners claim.


Point in case

The partnership recently worked for a multinational customer operating a large manufacturing site in the UK whereby the key areas for inspection included the manufacturing line and the roof. While traditionally this would have involved the process of setting up scaffolding, using drones meant the roof could be examined quickly whilst inspections were taking place inside.

The result was that an inspection that would have typically taken many days and required production to shut down took less than one day of work and was completed in normal running conditions – meaning significantly reduced time and cost for the customer.

Picture: Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures have joined forces to take advantage of drone inspection technology

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 23 February 2018


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