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How Skydio Drones are Used in Construction

Progress Monitoring

Fly up close to inspect and document construction site building progress safely with 360° obstacle avoidance.

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Construction Planning

Before construction begins produce high resolution topographic maps of the construction site area with Skydio 3D Scan.

Aerial drone view of construction planning

Site Survey

Perform frequent, minimally-intrusive site surveys with Skydio drones to detect problems early on and to keep the job on track.

Aerial drone view of construction site surveying

As-Built Assessments

Leverage accurate, real-world data to maintain quality control using high-fidelity 3D models enabled by Skydio 3D Scan.

3D model of a crystallized water cooling tower
Cover of Inspection eBook Vol. 2

Inspection eBook Vol 2 - Construction Management

Learn the benefits of using autonomous navigation and capture drones for construction site mapping, tracking, surveying, and inspections.

Current Inspection Methods can be Dangerous and Inefficient

Risky Human Inspections

Scaffolding climbs, scissor lifts, and other traditional, human-based inspection methods are time-consuming and can be potentially hazardous to workers.

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Manual Drone Inspections

Manual drones are complex to operate, fail to work in GPS-denied environments, and have untrustworthy obstacle avoidance, leading to many hours of training to mitigate the risk of crashes.

Manual drone inspecting a large tower

Skydio Drones Improve Construction Management

Skydio 2+ inspecting cooling systems

Inspect Fast and Survey Efficiently

Enable individual pilots to do more inspections and site surveys in less time.

  • AI-assisted navigation, thanks to Skydio Autonomy Enterprise, reduces the training burden and makes operations safer and more efficient.
  • Autonomous capture using Skydio 3D Scan enables teams to automate land surveying and as-built assessments with minimal preparation.
3D Scan of cooling system inspections

Capture High Quality Site Data

Intelligent AI-powered autonomy allows inspectors to capture data at their precise specifications.

  • Close proximity obstacle avoidance allows the drone to fly safely and closely around cranes and scafolding to get to the inspection target.
  • Adaptive capture using Skydio 3D Scan helps teams capture comprehensive data with resolution as low as 0.65 mm/pixel.
  • Dual capture available with Skydio X2 allows teams to capture images and videos with both color and thermal cameras.
Skydio autonomous drone navigating around construction obstacles

Operate with Utmost Safety

Fly with confidence in the obstacle-dense construction environments thanks to Skydio Autonomy Enterprise.

  • Computer vision navigation allows teams to fly safely and reliably both indoors and outdoors. Skydio drones don’t rely on GPS connectivity for steady flight.
  • 360° collision avoidance helps teams inspect around complex construction site environments surrounded by rebar, vegetation, concrete, and equipment.


Remotely operated.
AI powered.

Continuously monitor job sites without the need to have a pilot on-site.

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Skydio Construction Drone Products

Learn about Skydio Solutions for Construction Management

Skydio X2 Color/Thermal

Rugged, long-range drone built for inspection work

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Skydio X2 Color/Thermal drone

Skydio 2+ for Enterprise

Our popular mid-range autonomous drone

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Skydio 2+ inspecting cooling systems

Skydio 3D Scan

Autonomous data capture software for S2+ and X2

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3D model scan of a construction tower

Skydio Cloud

Connected flight operations for your Skydio fleet

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Sundt Construction Reduces Inspection Time by 90%

Sundt uses Skydio 2 with 3D Scan to generate high-quality as-built assessments for high-frequency progress tracking, improving work safety, reducing training requirements, and accelerating inspection times.

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3D Model for As-Built Assessment

Sundt used Skydio 2 with 3D Scan to document this semi-conductor facility, which was then processed in Bentley to generate the 3D model. The model required 460 photos at a 1.25 mm GSD and was captured in 30 minutes fly time.

Construction Customer Quotes


Our business was held back by the manual DJI drones we were using. Now that we are switching to Skydio, we are excited about our potential to serve our growing customer base in new and exciting ways”

Edgar Muñoz

CEO of Aeronyde

Accurate Drone Solutions

Switching from DJI to Skydio has improved our entire workflow, and improves the way we do things before, during, and after the drone flight. It has made our whole company more efficient.”

Sam De Long

CEO of Accurate Drone Solutions



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Skydio 2+ Enterprise

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