New York City Dept. of Buildings Explores Drones for Facade Inspections

Drone flying over meadow

New report sees potential in technology, calls for further study.

December 13, 2021
Jeff Rubenstone - Engineering News-Record

Drones have only seen limited use in New York City for construction documentation and facade inspections due to restrictive local ordinances. But that may be changing with the release of a new report from the New York City Dept. of Buildings, which sees future potential for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, to be used in building facade inspections.

Reprinted courtesy of Jeff Rubenstone, Engineering News-Record

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