The opportunity to utilize drones to carry out inspections over large areas, with minimal requirement for roof access can reduce tasks which would otherwise take days to complete, down to a matter of hours. Key gains include reductions in time, cost, and allowance for provisions. Whilst acquiring pictures, videos, and 3D models to continuously monitor changing conditions over extended periods. The opportunity to provide customized load feedback, supported by a licensed engineer, could be critical in making an informed decision on whether to manually clear snow from roofs. A case study and financial analysis has been carried out to determine the long-term suitability of a business which offers snow inspection services.
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Event Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE)
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering (ISE)